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Pregnancy climbing, skiing and instructing151,071
climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger3313
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob6439
Climbing coaching?12674
female indoor buddy birmingham4658
Worn slings on hexes181,304
fear of falling while bouldering5638
Tip for a Noob231,800
Alpine Climbing4555
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?23851
How can I get into winter climbing?13781
Freelance Insurance?5459
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -426
Climbing buddy2703
Getting the most out of each sessiob3393
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offer-297
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic rope10871
The importance of diverse climbing experience9949
Guinea Pigs wanted1617
Need two climbers for tomorrow. 3806
Outdoor experience..91,690
looking for a third person for a rock guiding day-293
Anyone go to The Mill @ South Molton?2202
Shoe sizing help?7559
I rally want to start climbing452,332
Equipment list141,173
Very minor accident - warning111,485
Starting Winter Climbing8656
CWA, CWLA and SPA361,386
First Time on Real Rock2504
Assembling a climbing rack3570
taking a beginner to the climbing wall201,057
noob question - rope diameters/thickness11883
Sport Climbing near Leeds9490
Recommendation for Courses in Dorset3274
Nottingham climbing centre..3431
Proper noob question.81,267
Looking to make the transition from gym to trad? or Scramble?3686
First proper multi pitch advice 5476
Grip Strength, ouch!101,068
Belaying with joined ropes?13626
Eastern Grit v Western Grit grades 16659
Portland - noob kit list231,011
Are where any sport/lead climbing routes near London?2330
Recommend me a Climbing Instructor in Pembrokeshire Please3296
Boreal Jokers - Do they stretch much?18775
Partner -308
Hello everyone!17626
Climbing Partner - Sheffield5660
bolder climbing1486
climb in cumbria5621
Regular partner wanted in Rugby (Cov/N'hmapton) area-139
Lakes multi-pitch on a single rope 10527
Great opportunity to get up some classic climbs and scrambles-392
buying first cams 261,325
starting back after a year long break-264
Recommend a London club?-215
Outdoor newbie - what to wear11813
Youth Climbing-218

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