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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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Very minor accident - warning111,46601-Sep-13
Starting Winter Climbing863531-Aug-13
CWA, CWLA and SPA361,36531-Aug-13
First Time on Real Rock248830-Aug-13
Assembling a climbing rack355225-Aug-13
taking a beginner to the climbing wall201,04424-Aug-13
noob question - rope diameters/thickness1187023-Aug-13
Sport Climbing near Leeds947623-Aug-13
Recommendation for Courses in Dorset326023-Aug-13
Nottingham climbing centre..341820-Aug-13
Proper noob question.81,25418-Aug-13
Looking to make the transition from gym to trad? or Scramble?367018-Aug-13
First proper multi pitch advice 545515-Aug-13
Grip Strength, ouch!101,05715-Aug-13
Belaying with joined ropes?1361614-Aug-13
Eastern Grit v Western Grit grades 1664613-Aug-13
Portland - noob kit list2399612-Aug-13
Are where any sport/lead climbing routes near London?231712-Aug-13
Recommend me a Climbing Instructor in Pembrokeshire Please327509-Aug-13
Boreal Jokers - Do they stretch much?1873708-Aug-13
Partner -29707-Aug-13
Hello everyone!1761506-Aug-13
Climbing Partner - Sheffield564606-Aug-13
bolder climbing147305-Aug-13
climb in cumbria560504-Aug-13
Regular partner wanted in Rugby (Cov/N'hmapton) area-12601-Aug-13
Lakes multi-pitch on a single rope 1051331-Jul-13
Great opportunity to get up some classic climbs and scrambles-37729-Jul-13
buying first cams 261,31526-Jul-13
starting back after a year long break-25124-Jul-13
Recommend a London club?-20324-Jul-13
Outdoor newbie - what to wear1180422-Jul-13
Youth Climbing-20722-Jul-13
Top rope in Cornwall 330622-Jul-13
Climbing in the Peaks this weekend1051820-Jul-13
My 8 year old's first climbing trip437119-Jul-13
Easiest route up scarfell1165119-Jul-13
Sport multi pitch551818-Jul-13
Hand traverse - oh my!251,21316-Jul-13
Climbing with children in Cornwall632916-Jul-13
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west London-17715-Jul-13
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peeling1053715-Jul-13
Leaving the gym?151,38115-Jul-13
Why is it.....612,48812-Jul-13
New to Lead- Question about placing protection211,98512-Jul-13
Scrambling guiding offered671409-Jul-13
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?324509-Jul-13
Shortening a sling151,03209-Jul-13
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield area643808-Jul-13
any advice for a fairly new climber373208-Jul-13
First time out - The Roaches1064604-Jul-13
i need a book :)643904-Jul-13
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?639603-Jul-13
MIA Trainee379402-Jul-13
New shoes!957401-Jul-13
Climbing advice for beginner301,60928-Jun-13
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon226627-Jun-13
Not enough quick draws272,80427-Jun-13
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-16626-Jun-13
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