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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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First rope?333624-Mar-14
prusik lengths1369524-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,50322-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 1083922-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt1189121-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. 554716-Mar-14
Mont Blanc442,32515-Mar-14
Exercises for climbing1096412-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,89011-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater229210-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,81410-Mar-14
belaying 134909-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!760308-Mar-14
Getting experience537007-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs854307-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb with131,01905-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generation436604-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 1784927-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh656626-Feb-14
Sardinia in Autumn422124-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-10822-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alone131,05920-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek races-9219-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater455519-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventure-13617-Feb-14
help designing a training plan447913-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)237413-Feb-14
Height and weight968711-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe question874410-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!1188810-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing 539209-Feb-14
Belaying from above812,81309-Feb-14
back again666608-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdonia840803-Feb-14
trad climbing264103-Feb-14
First trad rack!522,15103-Feb-14
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted228502-Feb-14
First timer in proper snow...778731-Jan-14
Toubkal in March advice524931-Jan-14
Miura VS sizing628631-Jan-14
alternative uses of gear loop592,40929-Jan-14
Meeting Alpine Club Members228229-Jan-14
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh118226-Jan-14
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 142725-Jan-14
Crampons choice help!746924-Jan-14
Guides for the Peak district848223-Jan-14
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner126320-Jan-14
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)1158019-Jan-14
What is so special about guide pants?91,48318-Jan-14
quickdraw to quickdraw682,59017-Jan-14
ice axe length561,61216-Jan-14
placing hex's363,22016-Jan-14
looking for climbers in Belfast-8816-Jan-14
learn to trad climbing111,57913-Jan-14
Boots fit?952112-Jan-14
Bad belaying444,91410-Jan-14
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids227809-Jan-14
winter skills 872007-Jan-14
First multi pitch reccomendations221,04827-Dec-13
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