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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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Top Roping Pass of Ballater229010-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,81010-Mar-14
belaying 134709-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!760008-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 generation436504-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 1784627-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh656526-Feb-14
Sardinia in Autumn422024-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-10222-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alone131,05820-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek races-8819-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater455219-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventure-13417-Feb-14
help designing a training plan447813-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)237213-Feb-14
Height and weight968611-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe question874310-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!1188210-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing 539009-Feb-14
Belaying from above812,80809-Feb-14
back again666508-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdonia840503-Feb-14
trad climbing263803-Feb-14
First trad rack!522,14603-Feb-14
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted228202-Feb-14
First timer in proper snow...778331-Jan-14
Toubkal in March advice524731-Jan-14
Miura VS sizing628231-Jan-14
alternative uses of gear loop592,40429-Jan-14
Meeting Alpine Club Members227829-Jan-14
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh117726-Jan-14
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 142325-Jan-14
Crampons choice help!746524-Jan-14
Guides for the Peak district848023-Jan-14
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner125920-Jan-14
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)1157719-Jan-14
What is so special about guide pants?91,48118-Jan-14
quickdraw to quickdraw682,58717-Jan-14
ice axe length561,60516-Jan-14
placing hex's363,21216-Jan-14
looking for climbers in Belfast-8316-Jan-14
learn to trad climbing111,57113-Jan-14
Boots fit?951712-Jan-14
Bad belaying444,91210-Jan-14
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids227409-Jan-14
winter skills 871507-Jan-14
First multi pitch reccomendations221,04427-Dec-13
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockport327026-Dec-13
first harness 430224-Dec-13
5yr olds climbing 458919-Dec-13
getting off sport routes231,24919-Dec-13
Are you looking to become a Mountaineer?101,13718-Dec-13
Designing an outdoor facilities for people with disabilities.640916-Dec-13
B2's for Ice climbing??????????????856116-Dec-13
Looking to get into climbing (London)553311-Dec-13
Thors cave, pushing my limit? 131,50311-Dec-13
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