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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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Designer/Developer-9612:29 Fri
Receptionist required - Castle Climbing Centre-17110:56 Wed
Expedition Hot Rock Trip 2 announced!-1,60908-Jul-14
Backpack Designer282909:27 Fri
Mountain Bike Breaks in North Wales NEW DATES-44113-Aug-14
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner461319:08 Fri
Ice Climbing542315:17 Fri
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-7018:06 Thu
Child Safety Link429620:46 Wed
Disabled woman would like to try climbing764623:05 Tue
Climbing etiquette 281,64312:40 Tue
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.1581425-Aug-14
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,18920-Aug-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland469918-Aug-14
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)536715-Aug-14
Portland Sport2194711-Aug-14
Starting out634511-Aug-14
Beginner climber272,04210-Aug-14
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips38604-Aug-14
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,62604-Aug-14
Cleeve Hill830802-Aug-14
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-10902-Aug-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner320802-Aug-14
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August114931-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb850031-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2262129-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight848528-Jul-14
Starting off in Somerset417326-Jul-14
Getting started in South Wales 1436325-Jul-14
What no Commonwealth thread?517824-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie315023-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1456022-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-8921-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation527320-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 528820-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1260219-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1156319-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,10118-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1064817-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan114417-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-27114-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,09412-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,42706-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1155804-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,36204-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland419302-Jul-14
Holds advice442102-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors130026-Jun-14
good second rope433226-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb867224-Jun-14
Old Rope...227723-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales121822-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!587022-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,06121-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,12920-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away741018-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1447417-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?145817-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.734015-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job339112-Jun-14
Tendon question527311-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,72107-Jun-14
Lowering off301,99907-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-19603-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1066301-Jun-14
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