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Portland instruction6493
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?-184
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!5285
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?7521
t shirts and baby vests3267
Climbing grades1382
First rope?3339
prusik lengths13703
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,510
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 10851
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt11904
Going from bouldering to top. 5552
Mont Blanc442,331
Exercises for climbing10967
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,907
Top Roping Pass of Ballater2294
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,821
belaying 1354
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!7609
Getting experience5371
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs8546
New to climbing-nobody to climb with131,020
Inspiring a new generation4371
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 17851
local crags near edinburgh6571
Sardinia in Autumn4225
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-114
First Winter Munros walked alone131,062
cold weather challenges / trek races-96
Top Roping Pass of Ballater4560
please vote for WAVE Adventure-137
help designing a training plan4483
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)2377
Height and weight9690
Beginner's ice axe question8749
Newbie looking for help and advice!11889
UK Sport Climbing 5396
Belaying from above812,820
back again6669
New to UK. Snowdonia8411
trad climbing2643
First trad rack!522,162
Weekly climbing partner in London wanted2286
First timer in proper snow...7793
Toubkal in March advice5250
Miura VS sizing6289
alternative uses of gear loop592,412
Meeting Alpine Club Members2285
Looking for new climbing bud: Edinburgh1183
Beginner winter routes in Scotland 1431
Crampons choice help!7473
Guides for the Peak district8486
boots, crampons or axes for a beginner1267
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)11584
What is so special about guide pants?91,487
quickdraw to quickdraw682,595
ice axe length561,619
placing hex's363,230
looking for climbers in Belfast-91

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