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climbing with soft tissue damage & swollen hand/finger3313
Best club to join in the midlands for a noob6438
Climbing coaching?12673
female indoor buddy birmingham4658
Worn slings on hexes181,304
fear of falling while bouldering5638
Tip for a Noob231,799
Alpine Climbing4553
Abseiling in or around Wiltshire?23851
How can I get into winter climbing?13780
Freelance Insurance?5459
Guiding with some instruction on Multi Pitch routes -425
Climbing buddy2702
Getting the most out of each sessiob3392
Multi Pitch / Scrambling offer-296
Rigging a top rope with only dynamic rope10871
The importance of diverse climbing experience9948
Guinea Pigs wanted1617
Need two climbers for tomorrow. 3805
Outdoor experience..91,689
looking for a third person for a rock guiding day-293
Anyone go to The Mill @ South Molton?2202
Shoe sizing help?7557
I rally want to start climbing452,332
Equipment list141,173
Very minor accident - warning111,483
Starting Winter Climbing8656
CWA, CWLA and SPA361,383
First Time on Real Rock2503
Assembling a climbing rack3569
taking a beginner to the climbing wall201,057
noob question - rope diameters/thickness11883
Sport Climbing near Leeds9490
Recommendation for Courses in Dorset3273
Nottingham climbing centre..3430
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 Please3294
Boreal Jokers - Do they stretch much?18773
Partner -307
Hello everyone!17626
Climbing Partner - Sheffield5659
bolder climbing1486
climb in cumbria5619
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-391
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
Top rope in Cornwall 3316

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