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Eastern Grit v Western Grit grades snapperdan1662213-Aug-13
Portland - noob kit listrotax1232394912-Aug-13
Are where any sport/lead climbing routes near London?nutme229512-Aug-13
Recommend me a Climbing Instructor in Pembrokeshire Pleaseearlrise324709-Aug-13
Boreal Jokers - Do they stretch much?Bisonkills1868608-Aug-13
Partner jack1992-27807-Aug-13
Hello everyone!jono_nwk1759806-Aug-13
Climbing Partner - SheffieldT-anna562006-Aug-13
bolder climbingplamen stoyanov145405-Aug-13
climb in cumbrialisa69558504-Aug-13
Regular partner wanted in Rugby (Cov/N'hmapton) areaDgrimsley-11101-Aug-13
Lakes multi-pitch on a single rope snapperdan1048631-Jul-13
Great opportunity to get up some classic climbs and scramblesskiascent-36129-Jul-13
buying first cams shumidrives261,29226-Jul-13
starting back after a year long breakPhase-23424-Jul-13
Recommend a London club?BarrySW19-18224-Jul-13
Outdoor newbie - what to wearBarrySW191179122-Jul-13
Youth ClimbingPete Cook-19622-Jul-13
Top rope in Cornwall Finlay.george328322-Jul-13
Climbing in the Peaks this weekendswoosh1050520-Jul-13
My 8 year old's first climbing tripMarketBoy435719-Jul-13
Easiest route up scarfellstuee011163919-Jul-13
Sport multi pitchAhogg16550118-Jul-13
Hand traverse - oh my!fionafluffy251,19316-Jul-13
Climbing with children in CornwallInes630816-Jul-13
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west Londonnexusventuri-15615-Jul-13
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peelingherblai1052015-Jul-13
Leaving the gym?SiGregory151,35915-Jul-13
Why is it.....fionafluffy612,47312-Jul-13
New to Lead- Question about placing protectionAwfullyBigAdventure211,96412-Jul-13
Scrambling guiding offeredpocosjoe668309-Jul-13
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?alitamlit322609-Jul-13
Shortening a slingledifer151,00409-Jul-13
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield areasplat2million641408-Jul-13
any advice for a fairly new climbermarkw1990371708-Jul-13
First time out - The Roachesdm3lions1062004-Jul-13
i need a book :)George Gibson641904-Jul-13
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?spacecadetjake637903-Jul-13
MIA Traineeclimber_medic377402-Jul-13
New shoes!rjacko10955501-Jul-13
Climbing advice for beginnerCallum12301,58328-Jun-13
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beaconMatrix222727-Jun-13
Not enough quick drawsCraigyboy13272,78227-Jun-13
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?hugo robinson-14826-Jun-13
First climb outdoorsThegypsy1758425-Jun-13
Climbing courses for beginners in BulgariaCliffSurtees-13025-Jun-13
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/GuidesTheMacGuffin2290024-Jun-13
adventure watch Matrix1563322-Jun-13
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devonmeowners-12722-Jun-13
absailing off tatCraigyboy13181,49021-Jun-13
Ropes for CornwallHellflame423221-Jun-13
Tent neededMatrix115321-Jun-13
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Walesstuckinspace218620-Jun-13
New Here!Soloist1164318-Jun-13
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...Tick Alert-24418-Jun-13
Instructor needed in Wintour's LeapGompertz1180517-Jun-13
bouldering near whitby?streetfighterjeff1559016-Jun-13
Gym training for climbing?climber007101,28314-Jun-13
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