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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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haul loop use...1065412-Nov-13
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)181,18011-Nov-13
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routes441610-Nov-13
Forced sporadic training!345410-Nov-13
Scrambling guiding offered366305-Nov-13
rappel / abseil rings?750004-Nov-13
prusik rope diameter advice please1247103-Nov-13
Recommend first trad rack - 351,06502-Nov-13
where's them climbs 335531-Oct-13
ice ice ice 439331-Oct-13
Ice Tools1255030-Oct-13
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope329330-Oct-13
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool216329-Oct-13
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,78029-Oct-13
Pull ups?844,75327-Oct-13
Great footwork exercises?2187527-Oct-13
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,75224-Oct-13
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes1359822-Oct-13
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,81321-Oct-13
Questions about 'silent feet'221,58021-Oct-13
Fitness tips for nearly fifty979920-Oct-13
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,02818-Oct-13
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???426717-Oct-13
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slings1886316-Oct-13
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,05716-Oct-13
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger329815-Oct-13
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob642314-Oct-13
Climbing coaching?1266013-Oct-13
female indoor buddy birmingham464211-Oct-13
Worn slings on hexes181,28505-Oct-13
fear of falling while bouldering561205-Oct-13
Tip for a Noob231,78305-Oct-13
Alpine Climbing453902-Oct-13
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?2382930-Sep-13
How can I get into winter climbing?1376426-Sep-13
Freelance Insurance?544120-Sep-13
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -38820-Sep-13
Climbing buddy268920-Sep-13
Getting the most out of each sessiob337819-Sep-13
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offer-28118-Sep-13
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic rope1085117-Sep-13
The importance of diverse climbing experience993216-Sep-13
Guinea Pigs wanted160513-Sep-13
Need two climbers for tomorrow. 379113-Sep-13
Outdoor experience..91,67212-Sep-13
looking for a third person for a rock guiding day-27412-Sep-13
Anyone go to The Mill @ South Molton?218809-Sep-13
Shoe sizing help?754406-Sep-13
I rally want to start climbing452,31906-Sep-13
Equipment list141,15905-Sep-13
Very minor accident - warning111,46201-Sep-13
Starting Winter Climbing863531-Aug-13
CWA, CWLA and SPA361,36231-Aug-13
First Time on Real Rock248330-Aug-13
Assembling a climbing rack354625-Aug-13
taking a beginner to the climbing wall201,04024-Aug-13
noob question - rope diameters/thickness1186923-Aug-13
Sport Climbing near Leeds946823-Aug-13
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