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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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Recommend first trad rack - 351,06402-Nov-13
where's them climbs 335231-Oct-13
ice ice ice 439031-Oct-13
Ice Tools1254830-Oct-13
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope329130-Oct-13
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool215929-Oct-13
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,77929-Oct-13
Pull ups?844,75127-Oct-13
Great footwork exercises?2187327-Oct-13
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,74824-Oct-13
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes1359522-Oct-13
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,80921-Oct-13
Questions about 'silent feet'221,57521-Oct-13
Fitness tips for nearly fifty979820-Oct-13
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,02118-Oct-13
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???426617-Oct-13
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slings1885816-Oct-13
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,05416-Oct-13
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger329315-Oct-13
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob641814-Oct-13
Climbing coaching?1265713-Oct-13
female indoor buddy birmingham464011-Oct-13
Worn slings on hexes181,28005-Oct-13
fear of falling while bouldering560905-Oct-13
Tip for a Noob231,78005-Oct-13
Alpine Climbing453802-Oct-13
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?2382530-Sep-13
How can I get into winter climbing?1376026-Sep-13
Freelance Insurance?544020-Sep-13
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -38220-Sep-13
Climbing buddy268720-Sep-13
Getting the most out of each sessiob337719-Sep-13
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offer-27918-Sep-13
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic rope1085017-Sep-13
The importance of diverse climbing experience993016-Sep-13
Guinea Pigs wanted160313-Sep-13
Need two climbers for tomorrow. 378913-Sep-13
Outdoor experience..91,67012-Sep-13
looking for a third person for a rock guiding day-27312-Sep-13
Anyone go to The Mill @ South Molton?218709-Sep-13
Shoe sizing help?754206-Sep-13
I rally want to start climbing452,31606-Sep-13
Equipment list141,15605-Sep-13
Very minor accident - warning111,45801-Sep-13
Starting Winter Climbing863331-Aug-13
CWA, CWLA and SPA361,35931-Aug-13
First Time on Real Rock248230-Aug-13
Assembling a climbing rack354325-Aug-13
taking a beginner to the climbing wall201,03624-Aug-13
noob question - rope diameters/thickness1186723-Aug-13
Sport Climbing near Leeds946723-Aug-13
Recommendation for Courses in Dorset325723-Aug-13
Nottingham climbing centre..341220-Aug-13
Proper noob question.81,25118-Aug-13
Looking to make the transition from gym to trad? or Scramble?366718-Aug-13
First proper multi pitch advice 545115-Aug-13
Grip Strength, ouch!101,05115-Aug-13
Belaying with joined ropes?1361114-Aug-13
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