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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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Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.116722-Nov-13
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improve741019-Nov-13
New climber looking for partner in North London area435319-Nov-13
belayers needed tomorrow MCC-26819-Nov-13
70 metre rope, 30 metre climb990918-Nov-13
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?573,58817-Nov-13
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.757417-Nov-13
Winter skills courses1165214-Nov-13
haul loop use...1065512-Nov-13
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)181,18511-Nov-13
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routes441710-Nov-13
Forced sporadic training!345410-Nov-13
Scrambling guiding offered366805-Nov-13
rappel / abseil rings?750204-Nov-13
prusik rope diameter advice please1247403-Nov-13
Recommend first trad rack - 351,06902-Nov-13
where's them climbs 335631-Oct-13
ice ice ice 439431-Oct-13
Ice Tools1255030-Oct-13
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope329630-Oct-13
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool216329-Oct-13
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,78529-Oct-13
Pull ups?844,75627-Oct-13
Great footwork exercises?2188027-Oct-13
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,75324-Oct-13
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes1359922-Oct-13
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,81621-Oct-13
Questions about 'silent feet'221,58221-Oct-13
Fitness tips for nearly fifty980620-Oct-13
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,03018-Oct-13
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???427217-Oct-13
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slings1886916-Oct-13
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,05816-Oct-13
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger330015-Oct-13
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob642514-Oct-13
Climbing coaching?1266313-Oct-13
female indoor buddy birmingham464511-Oct-13
Worn slings on hexes181,28805-Oct-13
fear of falling while bouldering561905-Oct-13
Tip for a Noob231,78705-Oct-13
Alpine Climbing454202-Oct-13
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?2383430-Sep-13
How can I get into winter climbing?1376726-Sep-13
Freelance Insurance?544320-Sep-13
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -40020-Sep-13
Climbing buddy268920-Sep-13
Getting the most out of each sessiob338019-Sep-13
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offer-28218-Sep-13
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic rope1085517-Sep-13
The importance of diverse climbing experience993416-Sep-13
Guinea Pigs wanted160713-Sep-13
Need two climbers for tomorrow. 379313-Sep-13
Outdoor experience..91,67412-Sep-13
looking for a third person for a rock guiding day-28112-Sep-13
Anyone go to The Mill @ South Molton?219009-Sep-13
Shoe sizing help?754506-Sep-13
I rally want to start climbing452,32206-Sep-13
Equipment list141,16205-Sep-13
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