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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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Getting experience536407-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs853807-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb with131,01105-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generation436204-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 1784527-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh656426-Feb-14
Sardinia in Autumn421624-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-9722-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alone131,05520-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek races-8719-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater454919-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventure-13117-Feb-14
help designing a training plan447513-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)237013-Feb-14
Height and weight968311-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe question874110-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!1188010-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing 538509-Feb-14
Belaying from above812,80509-Feb-14
back again666308-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdonia840303-Feb-14
trad climbing263203-Feb-14
First trad rack!522,14003-Feb-14
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted228002-Feb-14
First timer in proper snow...778231-Jan-14
Toubkal in March advice524431-Jan-14
Miura VS sizing627931-Jan-14
alternative uses of gear loop592,40129-Jan-14
Meeting Alpine Club Members227429-Jan-14
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh117526-Jan-14
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 142125-Jan-14
Crampons choice help!746224-Jan-14
Guides for the Peak district847823-Jan-14
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner125720-Jan-14
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)1157319-Jan-14
What is so special about guide pants?91,47918-Jan-14
quickdraw to quickdraw682,58317-Jan-14
ice axe length561,60216-Jan-14
placing hex's363,20516-Jan-14
looking for climbers in Belfast-8116-Jan-14
learn to trad climbing111,56913-Jan-14
Boots fit?951412-Jan-14
Bad belaying444,90710-Jan-14
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids227009-Jan-14
winter skills 871207-Jan-14
First multi pitch reccomendations221,04127-Dec-13
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockport326826-Dec-13
first harness 430124-Dec-13
5yr olds climbing 458719-Dec-13
getting off sport routes231,24619-Dec-13
Are you looking to become a Mountaineer?101,13518-Dec-13
Designing an outdoor facilities for people with disabilities.640816-Dec-13
B2's for Ice climbing??????????????855916-Dec-13
Looking to get into climbing (London)553111-Dec-13
Thors cave, pushing my limit? 131,50211-Dec-13
sea cliff abseils452,18310-Dec-13
Where to start?775406-Dec-13
Grip - practise makes perfect?683005-Dec-13
Best UK Climbing Spots111,00603-Dec-13
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