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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.

learn to trad climbing111,584
Boots fit?9527
Bad belaying444,921
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids2287
winter skills 8727
First multi pitch reccomendations221,052
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockport3274
first harness 4308
5yr olds climbing 4593
getting off sport routes231,256
Are you looking to become a Mountaineer?101,143
Designing an outdoor facilities for people with disabilities.6415
B2's for Ice climbing??????????????8569
Looking to get into climbing (London)5540
Thors cave, pushing my limit? 131,510
sea cliff abseils452,195
Where to start?7760
Grip - practise makes perfect?6838
Best UK Climbing Spots111,014
We Need You-417
First rope341,221
Email where art thou2335
Time to start climbing outdoors71,061
Belays, anchors, vectors, maths!291,271
Looking climbing buddy - new to climbing - Northern Ireland5318
have I missed the post explaining the new thread icons?2423
Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.1186
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improve7423
New climber looking for partner in North London area4364
belayers needed tomorrow MCC-285
70 metre rope, 30 metre climb9921
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?573,602
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.7579
Winter skills courses11668
haul loop use...10668
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)181,196
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routes4429
Forced sporadic training!3472
Scrambling guiding offered3682
rappel / abseil rings?7516
prusik rope diameter advice please12488
Recommend first trad rack - 351,082
where's them climbs 3369
ice ice ice 4405
Ice Tools12571
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope3311
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool2171
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,794
Pull ups?844,777
Great footwork exercises?21892
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,768
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes13613
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,827
Questions about 'silent feet'221,593
Fitness tips for nearly fifty9813
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,046
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???4286
Top rope setup Qs - static rope or extending slings18882
Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,070

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