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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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First trad ropedaftdazza501,97111-Jun-13
top roping at anglezarke chorleyduffy82945809-Jun-13
Troublesome TendonsDemRavens225009-Jun-13
getting my boots on satstreetfighterjeff444507-Jun-13
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Walesnawface91,25407-Jun-13
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?Steve nevers491,19807-Jun-13
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!Finlay.george218806-Jun-13
Sport Climbing beginnersddu321497604-Jun-13
Beginner climbs in Wye ValleyGompertz332702-Jun-13
Crags for kids in North Wales?darvill683637802-Jun-13
Trad Rack CamsAkers251,31202-Jun-13
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?RobbieNClimb546901-Jun-13
Crevasse rescue/prussiking/abseiling location in Snowdoniaralphio444801-Jun-13
Outdoors in Surrey Darcshadow434601-Jun-13
Dowm Jackets wiggi962901-Jun-13
where to go nextsamwise241067101-Jun-13
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?Zen425731-May-13
Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?RobbieNClimb261,47829-May-13
New to Climbing - Aviemore areaed_hill117327-May-13
Building my first trad rackStevenF241,55823-May-13
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes Ahogg16653521-May-13
BIke lights yes or no or head torchAnonymous430221-May-13
Peak District / Pennine WayChrisontour84-20420-May-13
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?Iron Face542118-May-13
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!Jelulen1382516-May-13
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes John Doe-Smith442716-May-13
Just got the climbing bug... now what?Helsbels84241,35914-May-13
Outdoor is hard!madyarra202,81114-May-13
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experienceSlick0707363113-May-13
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)cwood2887161,74612-May-13
Aid ClimbingStamford Raffles1265808-May-13
Climbing/ Mountaineering Club Recommendations - Glasgoweltankos540807-May-13
Kids rock shoes questionrug534305-May-13
Turket Trip 22 April 2013 to 30 April 2013DAVID0347111604-May-13
It's just like starting over.... but better. Marmoset-41404-May-13
Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!Cragchick424,05903-May-13
climbing wallslukecooper93353401-May-13
Giggleswick south Ahogg161067130-Apr-13
Just been climbingVwJap191,46727-Apr-13
Good workoutsKutzer228526-Apr-13
bolted climbing walls in cornwall?Finlay.george545226-Apr-13
Car Share - Kent/London to ChamonixB7ad224524-Apr-13
Getting started on CWA & SPA qualifications.Steve nevers755022-Apr-13
Views on Scarpa Vantage shoes?RJP251,14521-Apr-13
Finger strength...climber007111,07618-Apr-13
Looking for guest blogger for youth outdoor activity websiteRob Sayers-20317-Apr-13
Need more practice.trinage461916-Apr-13
Starting outPommie574447614-Apr-13
anyone struggled with graceful?flopsicle382,55110-Apr-13
Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?tom.dodo1594610-Apr-13
Looking to try real rockBarrySW19665009-Apr-13
sore handsRockAngel971108-Apr-13
struggling to make the leapcjd91155106-Apr-13
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/tradtom.dodo644903-Apr-13
Back country snowboarding advice for an AussieThelongcon430003-Apr-13
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.jack_44-18002-Apr-13
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor PursuitsSimon Arts-16802-Apr-13
Looking for a partner! (Shropshire)The Bouldering Badger-18601-Apr-13
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