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5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginners894,773
Grade limits?8861
Newbie looking for info & locations3322
Pushing my grades5488
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead space271,341
Portland instruction6499
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?-189
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!5288
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?7523
t shirts and baby vests3267
Climbing grades1384
First rope?3340
prusik lengths13708
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,514
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 10855
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt11911
Going from bouldering to top. 5559
Mont Blanc442,332
Exercises for climbing10970
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,919
Top Roping Pass of Ballater2300
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,822
belaying 1358
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!7611
Getting experience5376
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs8549
New to climbing-nobody to climb with131,024
Inspiring a new generation4373
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 17854
local crags near edinburgh6574
Sardinia in Autumn4230
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-118
First Winter Munros walked alone131,065
cold weather challenges / trek races-98
Top Roping Pass of Ballater4565
please vote for WAVE Adventure-142
help designing a training plan4491
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)2379
Height and weight9693
Beginner's ice axe question8750
Newbie looking for help and advice!11893
UK Sport Climbing 5398
Belaying from above812,824
back again6670
New to UK. Snowdonia8415
trad climbing2649
First trad rack!522,164
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted2289
First timer in proper snow...7797
Toubkal in March advice5254
Miura VS sizing6290
alternative uses of gear loop592,415
Meeting Alpine Club Members2291
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh1186
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 1434
Crampons choice help!7476
Guides for the Peak district8489
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner1271
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)11587

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