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Belaying with joined ropes?1361114-Aug-13
Eastern Grit v Western Grit grades 1664013-Aug-13
Portland - noob kit list2399112-Aug-13
Are where any sport/lead climbing routes near London?231312-Aug-13
Recommend me a Climbing Instructor in Pembrokeshire Please327009-Aug-13
Boreal Jokers - Do they stretch much?1872508-Aug-13
Partner -29307-Aug-13
Hello everyone!1761206-Aug-13
Climbing Partner - Sheffield564206-Aug-13
bolder climbing146705-Aug-13
climb in cumbria560004-Aug-13
Regular partner wanted in Rugby (Cov/N'hmapton) area-12301-Aug-13
Lakes multi-pitch on a single rope 1050531-Jul-13
Great opportunity to get up some classic climbs and scrambles-37529-Jul-13
buying first cams 261,31226-Jul-13
starting back after a year long break-24424-Jul-13
Recommend a London club?-20124-Jul-13
Outdoor newbie - what to wear1180322-Jul-13
Youth Climbing-20522-Jul-13
Top rope in Cornwall 330122-Jul-13
Climbing in the Peaks this weekend1051520-Jul-13
My 8 year old's first climbing trip436619-Jul-13
Easiest route up scarfell1165019-Jul-13
Sport multi pitch551518-Jul-13
Hand traverse - oh my!251,20516-Jul-13
Climbing with children in Cornwall632416-Jul-13
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west London-17515-Jul-13
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peeling1053415-Jul-13
Leaving the gym?151,37715-Jul-13
Why is it.....612,48512-Jul-13
New to Lead- Question about placing protection211,98012-Jul-13
Scrambling guiding offered670909-Jul-13
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?324109-Jul-13
Shortening a sling151,02309-Jul-13
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield area643508-Jul-13
any advice for a fairly new climber373008-Jul-13
First time out - The Roaches1064304-Jul-13
i need a book :)643504-Jul-13
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?639403-Jul-13
MIA Trainee379002-Jul-13
New shoes!957001-Jul-13
Climbing advice for beginner301,60428-Jun-13
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon225527-Jun-13
Not enough quick draws272,80027-Jun-13
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-16226-Jun-13
First climb outdoors1760125-Jun-13
Climbing courses for beginners in Bulgaria-14325-Jun-13
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/Guides2292224-Jun-13
adventure watch 1565222-Jun-13
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devon-14522-Jun-13
absailing off tat181,50921-Jun-13
Ropes for Cornwall424621-Jun-13
Tent needed116621-Jun-13
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Wales219720-Jun-13
New Here!1166118-Jun-13
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...-25818-Jun-13
Instructor needed in Wintour's Leap1181417-Jun-13
bouldering near whitby?1560816-Jun-13
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