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Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead space271,341
Portland instruction6498
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?-187
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!5286
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?7522
t shirts and baby vests3267
Climbing grades1383
First rope?3339
prusik lengths13707
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,512
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 10851
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt11909
Going from bouldering to top. 5556
Mont Blanc442,331
Exercises for climbing10969
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,911
Top Roping Pass of Ballater2298
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,821
belaying 1355
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!7611
Getting experience5374
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs8548
New to climbing-nobody to climb with131,022
Inspiring a new generation4373
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 17853
local crags near edinburgh6572
Sardinia in Autumn4227
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-117
First Winter Munros walked alone131,065
cold weather challenges / trek races-96
Top Roping Pass of Ballater4561
please vote for WAVE Adventure-139
help designing a training plan4488
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)2379
Height and weight9692
Beginner's ice axe question8749
Newbie looking for help and advice!11891
UK Sport Climbing 5398
Belaying from above812,824
back again6669
New to UK. Snowdonia8412
trad climbing2644
First trad rack!522,163
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted2286
First timer in proper snow...7794
Toubkal in March advice5251
Miura VS sizing6290
alternative uses of gear loop592,415
Meeting Alpine Club Members2289
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh1186
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 1433
Crampons choice help!7474
Guides for the Peak district8487
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner1268
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)11586
What is so special about guide pants?91,489
quickdraw to quickdraw682,596
ice axe length561,619
placing hex's363,233

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