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TopicsPosted byReplies
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, BarmouthLobsbelow2
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!Jimmysharky884
Gym -> Grit - started gear?SiGregory12
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrowodox-
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?Fortran2
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake DistrictAdCo823
Messy harnessesFirestarter39
Children's crag in Lake districtAthos11
Newbie just did my first lead needed! That Outdoor...14
help with groups in NW England wantedwoodsy-
Soloing Corvus (or not)noteviljoe56
bolted routes in the lower gradesJosje15
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climbToprope-Tanya11
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - YorkshireMark Cutter7
Split TipsPhiloosh12
Starting out :)Sam.bending10
much work for MIAs/ MICs?marzi8
Climbing buddy wanted, LondonSebj934
Indoors / outdoors gradesLobsbelow9
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?climbwhenready5
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?charlielow3
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?mc200623
Easter Weekend Climbing AdviceSkorchio26
Multipitch UK gradesEspenK33
Learning to lead on an indoor wallLobsbelow47
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginnersmegamonkeyman89
Grade limits?Simos8
Newbie looking for info & locationsGreg_H3
Pushing my gradessebflynn5
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead spaceJack Whiteley27
Portland instructionGompertz6
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?gingerbex-
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!Jimmy19905
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?RyanPrior7
t shirts and baby vestspunky zebra3
Climbing gradesdmaxwilliams1
First rope?Henrycuillin3
prusik lengthsBan113
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)That Outdoor...18
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. plogan510
Self belay using a Petzl Shuntplogan511
Going from bouldering to top. nicholas-c5
Mont BlancTezbully44
Exercises for climbingsj129510
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....Irishpotatos68
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax12
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?Siobhan McGowan13
belaying Connor Hale1
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!Lennyb1827
Getting experienceMattArnold5
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffsElvisMax18
New to climbing-nobody to climb withLennyb18213
Inspiring a new generationPhil Lyon4
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. jamescook17
local crags near edinburgh6b-east6
Sardinia in AutumnIan744
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and CramponsND33-
First Winter Munros walked alonerusstyg13
cold weather challenges / trek racesAnonymous-
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax14

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