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A forum for asking questions, whether you are deciding to get into climbing or have just started and need something explained. is visited by many experienced climbers, including climbing and mountaineering guides, who will gladly help out. Please check the UKClimbing FAQs before posting.
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Awesome Walls Climbing Centres 2014-96407-Jul-14
Business Opportunity - Toughtags is for sale-15419:16 Thu
Chamexpress PROMO seats to Chamonix - 25 Euros!-1,51603-Jun-14
Oggie 8 Challenge Ogwen MRT fundraiser 2nd August-33014-Jul-14
Expedition Hot Rock Trip 2 announced!-59508-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 1216520:30 Fri
Anka and figure of eight726719:33 Fri
Starting off in Somerset-4718:28 Fri
Getting started in South Wales 1426505:30 Fri
What no Commonwealth thread?514303:26 Thu
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland-12716:43 Wed
Want to get out and sport climb624409:26 Wed
Exeter Newbie312109:21 Wed
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner210314:39 Tue
Packing to fly to the Alps1450412:46 Tue
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-6613:50 Mon
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation523420-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 525520-Jul-14
Beginner climber641819-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1255719-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1149919-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,05918-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1057817-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan111017-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-24114-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,02112-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,34006-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1153004-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,30404-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland415802-Jul-14
Holds advice439702-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors125426-Jun-14
good second rope430626-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb863724-Jun-14
Old Rope...224923-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales119022-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!583122-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,02321-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,09720-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away737118-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1442617-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?142117-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.730715-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job336112-Jun-14
Tendon question524911-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,68907-Jun-14
Lowering off301,96407-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-17903-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1064501-Jun-14
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?940728-May-14
Beginners training schedule251,13527-May-14
Racking krabs261,03726-May-14
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 475126-May-14
Ideal camalot sizes?1561124-May-14
Crags in reach of Reading838922-May-14
Single parents getting outside.231,38119-May-14
First trip outdoors, any advice?1053918-May-14
New starter-keen and ready232317-May-14
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,02816-May-14
sleeping bags439014-May-14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth216009-May-14
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!429309-May-14
Gym -> Grit - started gear?1293907-May-14
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-14806-May-14
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?215705-May-14
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