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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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Mont Blanc442,32515-Mar-14
Exercises for climbing1096012-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,88811-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater229110-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,81410-Mar-14
belaying 134809-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!760208-Mar-14
Getting experience536807-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs854107-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-10522-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alone131,05920-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek races-9119-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater455419-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventure-13417-Feb-14
help designing a training plan447913-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)237213-Feb-14
Height and weight968711-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe question874410-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!1188610-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing 539009-Feb-14
Belaying from above812,81109-Feb-14
back again666608-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdonia840703-Feb-14
trad climbing264003-Feb-14
First trad rack!522,15003-Feb-14
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted228402-Feb-14
First timer in proper snow...778631-Jan-14
Toubkal in March advice524931-Jan-14
Miura VS sizing628531-Jan-14
alternative uses of gear loop592,40929-Jan-14
Meeting Alpine Club Members228029-Jan-14
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh117926-Jan-14
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 142625-Jan-14
Crampons choice help!746724-Jan-14
Guides for the Peak district848123-Jan-14
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner126320-Jan-14
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)1157919-Jan-14
What is so special about guide pants?91,48218-Jan-14
quickdraw to quickdraw682,59017-Jan-14
ice axe length561,61016-Jan-14
placing hex's363,21716-Jan-14
looking for climbers in Belfast-8716-Jan-14
learn to trad climbing111,57813-Jan-14
Boots fit?952012-Jan-14
Bad belaying444,91410-Jan-14
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids227609-Jan-14
winter skills 871807-Jan-14
First multi pitch reccomendations221,04727-Dec-13
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockport327226-Dec-13
first harness 430324-Dec-13
5yr olds climbing 459119-Dec-13
getting off sport routes231,25219-Dec-13
Are you looking to become a Mountaineer?101,14018-Dec-13
Designing an outdoor facilities for people with disabilities.641316-Dec-13
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