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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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Newbie looking for help and advice!1187310-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing 538109-Feb-14
Belaying from above812,79109-Feb-14
back again665608-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdonia839503-Feb-14
trad climbing262803-Feb-14
First trad rack!522,13303-Feb-14
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted227302-Feb-14
First timer in proper snow...777531-Jan-14
Toubkal in March advice523831-Jan-14
Miura VS sizing627531-Jan-14
alternative uses of gear loop592,39129-Jan-14
Meeting Alpine Club Members226729-Jan-14
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh117226-Jan-14
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 141725-Jan-14
Crampons choice help!745724-Jan-14
Guides for the Peak district847523-Jan-14
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner125120-Jan-14
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)1156919-Jan-14
What is so special about guide pants?91,47018-Jan-14
quickdraw to quickdraw682,58017-Jan-14
ice axe length561,59316-Jan-14
placing hex's363,20216-Jan-14
looking for climbers in Belfast-7616-Jan-14
learn to trad climbing111,56313-Jan-14
Boots fit?950912-Jan-14
Bad belaying444,89510-Jan-14
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids226509-Jan-14
winter skills 870607-Jan-14
First multi pitch reccomendations221,03627-Dec-13
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockport326726-Dec-13
first harness 430024-Dec-13
5yr olds climbing 458519-Dec-13
getting off sport routes231,24219-Dec-13
Are you looking to become a Mountaineer?101,13418-Dec-13
Designing an outdoor facilities for people with disabilities.640516-Dec-13
B2's for Ice climbing??????????????855616-Dec-13
Looking to get into climbing (London)552911-Dec-13
Thors cave, pushing my limit? 131,49811-Dec-13
sea cliff abseils452,18210-Dec-13
Where to start?775006-Dec-13
Grip - practise makes perfect?682805-Dec-13
Best UK Climbing Spots111,00503-Dec-13
We Need You-40903-Dec-13
First rope341,20401-Dec-13
Email where art thou232827-Nov-13
Time to start climbing outdoors71,04627-Nov-13
Belays, anchors, vectors, maths!291,25826-Nov-13
Looking climbing buddy - new to climbing - Northern Ireland530425-Nov-13
have I missed the post explaining the new thread icons?241523-Nov-13
Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.116122-Nov-13
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improve740819-Nov-13
New climber looking for partner in North London area435119-Nov-13
belayers needed tomorrow MCC-26219-Nov-13
70 metre rope, 30 metre climb990818-Nov-13
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?573,58517-Nov-13
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.757017-Nov-13
Winter skills courses1164714-Nov-13
haul loop use...1065312-Nov-13
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