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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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where's them climbs chimpers332831-Oct-13
ice ice ice chimpers437331-Oct-13
Ice ToolsTony5001253930-Oct-13
New to Nottingham - Where to top ropeLord Nemis328030-Oct-13
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in LiverpoolAzzabhoy214429-Oct-13
Is it ever to late to start trad climbingTony500301,74729-Oct-13
Pull ups?Simos844,69727-Oct-13
Great footwork exercises?Simos2185627-Oct-13
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joiningSCrossley281,71624-Oct-13
How/where to find cheap climbing shoesChilli Bee1358122-Oct-13
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?Simos321,78521-Oct-13
Questions about 'silent feet'Simos221,54321-Oct-13
Fitness tips for nearly fiftyFirestarter978420-Oct-13
Strength Plateau and TendonitisSimos2099518-Oct-13
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???WiseManDave425017-Oct-13
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slingsbadgerjockey1882616-Oct-13
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructingbumpy151,04016-Oct-13
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/fingerfayeness326715-Oct-13
Best club to join in the midlands for a noobHelios71641014-Oct-13
Climbing coaching?MrsSeychelles1263513-Oct-13
female indoor buddy birminghamMinky87462611-Oct-13
Worn slings on hexesFirestarter181,26405-Oct-13
fear of falling while boulderingDandelion558605-Oct-13
Tip for a Noobchrisa87231,75305-Oct-13
Alpine ClimbingDanbow73451202-Oct-13
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?joss_bouncer2380230-Sep-13
How can I get into winter climbing?BradleyWhite1372826-Sep-13
Freelance Insurance?BradleyWhite541920-Sep-13
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes skiascent-33120-Sep-13
Climbing buddyblakejacob266520-Sep-13
Getting the most out of each sessiobtomholdenoid336119-Sep-13
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offerskiascent-26118-Sep-13
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic ropedl_wraith1082917-Sep-13
The importance of diverse climbing experiencedl_wraith989916-Sep-13
Guinea Pigs wantedgibbermonkey159013-Sep-13
Need two climbers for tomorrow. skiascent377413-Sep-13
Outdoor experience..jono_nwk91,65312-Sep-13
looking for a third person for a rock guiding dayskiascent-24312-Sep-13
Anyone go to The Mill @ South Molton?devon_roadie217409-Sep-13
Shoe sizing help?CallumKX752706-Sep-13
I rally want to start climbingcheek to the rock452,29706-Sep-13
Equipment listActionSte141,13705-Sep-13
Very minor accident - warningDandelion111,43201-Sep-13
Starting Winter Climbingadamre12862031-Aug-13
CWA, CWLA and SPATomDisomma361,34631-Aug-13
First Time on Real RockSoloist246630-Aug-13
Assembling a climbing rackmoonchip350825-Aug-13
taking a beginner to the climbing wallouttathaway201,01224-Aug-13
noob question - rope diameters/thicknessmoonchip1185523-Aug-13
Sport Climbing near Leedspoigol5043944723-Aug-13
Recommendation for Courses in DorsetMadMermaid324123-Aug-13
Nottingham climbing centre..jono_nwk339820-Aug-13
Proper noob question.iiswoz81,23218-Aug-13
Looking to make the transition from gym to trad? or Scramble?alpinismo.uk364918-Aug-13
First proper multi pitch advice Ahogg16544315-Aug-13
Grip Strength, ouch!libertytoday101,03215-Aug-13
Belaying with joined ropes?jsmcfarland1360114-Aug-13
Eastern Grit v Western Grit grades snapperdan1662213-Aug-13
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