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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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Best UK Climbing Spots111,00603-Dec-13
We Need You-41003-Dec-13
First rope341,20701-Dec-13
Email where art thou232927-Nov-13
Time to start climbing outdoors71,05027-Nov-13
Belays, anchors, vectors, maths!291,26026-Nov-13
Looking climbing buddy - new to climbing - Northern Ireland530925-Nov-13
have I missed the post explaining the new thread icons?241623-Nov-13
Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.117022-Nov-13
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improve741119-Nov-13
New climber looking for partner in North London area435419-Nov-13
belayers needed tomorrow MCC-27219-Nov-13
70 metre rope, 30 metre climb991118-Nov-13
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?573,59017-Nov-13
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.757617-Nov-13
Winter skills courses1165414-Nov-13
haul loop use...1065712-Nov-13
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)181,18611-Nov-13
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routes441810-Nov-13
Forced sporadic training!345810-Nov-13
Scrambling guiding offered367105-Nov-13
rappel / abseil rings?750304-Nov-13
prusik rope diameter advice please1247603-Nov-13
Recommend first trad rack - 351,07202-Nov-13
where's them climbs 335831-Oct-13
ice ice ice 439631-Oct-13
Ice Tools1255230-Oct-13
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope329730-Oct-13
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool216529-Oct-13
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,78829-Oct-13
Pull ups?844,75827-Oct-13
Great footwork exercises?2188127-Oct-13
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,75424-Oct-13
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes1360122-Oct-13
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,81621-Oct-13
Questions about 'silent feet'221,58421-Oct-13
Fitness tips for nearly fifty980620-Oct-13
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,03418-Oct-13
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???427417-Oct-13
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slings1887116-Oct-13
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,05816-Oct-13
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger330115-Oct-13
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob642914-Oct-13
Climbing coaching?1266413-Oct-13
female indoor buddy birmingham464611-Oct-13
Worn slings on hexes181,29105-Oct-13
fear of falling while bouldering562105-Oct-13
Tip for a Noob231,78905-Oct-13
Alpine Climbing454302-Oct-13
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?2383530-Sep-13
How can I get into winter climbing?1376926-Sep-13
Freelance Insurance?544520-Sep-13
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -40420-Sep-13
Climbing buddy269020-Sep-13
Getting the most out of each sessiob338119-Sep-13
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offer-28518-Sep-13
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic rope1085817-Sep-13
The importance of diverse climbing experience993616-Sep-13
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