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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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Thors cave, pushing my limit? 131,50311-Dec-13
sea cliff abseils452,18510-Dec-13
Where to start?775706-Dec-13
Grip - practise makes perfect?683105-Dec-13
Best UK Climbing Spots111,00803-Dec-13
We Need You-41303-Dec-13
First rope341,21201-Dec-13
Email where art thou233127-Nov-13
Time to start climbing outdoors71,05327-Nov-13
Belays, anchors, vectors, maths!291,26426-Nov-13
Looking climbing buddy - new to climbing - Northern Ireland531025-Nov-13
have I missed the post explaining the new thread icons?241823-Nov-13
Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.117522-Nov-13
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improve741419-Nov-13
New climber looking for partner in North London area435619-Nov-13
belayers needed tomorrow MCC-27519-Nov-13
70 metre rope, 30 metre climb991418-Nov-13
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?573,59117-Nov-13
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.757717-Nov-13
Winter skills courses1165614-Nov-13
haul loop use...1066012-Nov-13
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)181,18911-Nov-13
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routes442210-Nov-13
Forced sporadic training!346110-Nov-13
Scrambling guiding offered367505-Nov-13
rappel / abseil rings?750604-Nov-13
prusik rope diameter advice please1247703-Nov-13
Recommend first trad rack - 351,07702-Nov-13
where's them climbs 336031-Oct-13
ice ice ice 439931-Oct-13
Ice Tools1255530-Oct-13
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope330030-Oct-13
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool216629-Oct-13
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,79129-Oct-13
Pull ups?844,76427-Oct-13
Great footwork exercises?2188227-Oct-13
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,75824-Oct-13
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes1360622-Oct-13
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,81821-Oct-13
Questions about 'silent feet'221,58621-Oct-13
Fitness tips for nearly fifty980920-Oct-13
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,03618-Oct-13
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???427717-Oct-13
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slings1887316-Oct-13
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,05916-Oct-13
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger330415-Oct-13
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob643214-Oct-13
Climbing coaching?1266613-Oct-13
female indoor buddy birmingham465011-Oct-13
Worn slings on hexes181,29305-Oct-13
fear of falling while bouldering562805-Oct-13
Tip for a Noob231,79105-Oct-13
Alpine Climbing454602-Oct-13
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?2383830-Sep-13
How can I get into winter climbing?1377126-Sep-13
Freelance Insurance?544720-Sep-13
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -40720-Sep-13
Climbing buddy269420-Sep-13
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