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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.

placing hex's363,233
looking for climbers in Belfast-92
learn to trad climbing111,585
Boots fit?9527
Bad belaying444,923
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids2289
winter skills 8728
First multi pitch reccomendations221,054
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockport3275
first harness 4308
5yr olds climbing 4595
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)5541
Thors cave, pushing my limit? 131,510
sea cliff abseils452,195
Where to start?7761
Grip - practise makes perfect?6839
Best UK Climbing Spots111,014
We Need You-419
First rope341,223
Email where art thou2336
Time to start climbing outdoors71,061
Belays, anchors, vectors, maths!291,271
Looking climbing buddy - new to climbing - Northern Ireland5319
have I missed the post explaining the new thread icons?2424
Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.1187
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improve7423
New climber looking for partner in North London area4365
belayers needed tomorrow MCC-287
70 metre rope, 30 metre climb9922
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?573,602
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.7580
Winter skills courses11668
haul loop use...10669
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)181,197
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routes4431
Forced sporadic training!3474
Scrambling guiding offered3683
rappel / abseil rings?7517
prusik rope diameter advice please12488
Recommend first trad rack - 351,082
where's them climbs 3369
ice ice ice 4406
Ice Tools12573
New to Nottingham - Where to top rope3312
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in Liverpool2172
Is it ever to late to start trad climbing301,795
Pull ups?844,777
Great footwork exercises?21892
Knot in end of abseil rope, not joining281,769
How/where to find cheap climbing shoes13614
Noob question - is chalk necessary for all?321,828
Questions about 'silent feet'221,594
Fitness tips for nearly fifty9814
Strength Plateau and Tendonitis201,048
Anyone climb at Kilnworx???4286

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