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Assembling a climbing rackmoonchip3
taking a beginner to the climbing wallouttathaway20
noob question - rope diameters/thicknessmoonchip11
Sport Climbing near Leedspoigol50439
Recommendation for Courses in DorsetMadMermaid3
Nottingham climbing centre..jono_nwk3
Proper noob question.iiswoz8
Looking to make the transition from gym to trad? or Scramble?alpinismo.uk3
First proper multi pitch advice Ahogg165
Grip Strength, ouch!libertytoday10
Belaying with joined ropes?jsmcfarland13
Eastern Grit v Western Grit grades snapperdan16
Portland - noob kit listrotax12323
Are where any sport/lead climbing routes near London?nutme2
Recommend me a Climbing Instructor in Pembrokeshire Pleaseearlrise3
Boreal Jokers - Do they stretch much?Bisonkills18
Partner jack1992-
Hello everyone!jono_nwk17
Climbing Partner - SheffieldT-anna5
bolder climbingplamen stoyanov1
climb in cumbrialisa695
Regular partner wanted in Rugby (Cov/N'hmapton) areaDgrimsley-
Lakes multi-pitch on a single rope snapperdan10
Great opportunity to get up some classic climbs and scramblesskiascent-
buying first cams shumidrives26
starting back after a year long breakPhase-
Recommend a London club?BarrySW19-
Outdoor newbie - what to wearBarrySW1911
Youth ClimbingPete Cook-
Top rope in Cornwall Finlay.george3
Climbing in the Peaks this weekendswoosh10
My 8 year old's first climbing tripMarketBoy4
Easiest route up scarfellstuee0111
Sport multi pitchAhogg165
Hand traverse - oh my!fionafluffy25
Climbing with children in CornwallInes6
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west Londonnexusventuri-
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peelingherblai10
Leaving the gym?SiGregory15
Why is it.....fionafluffy61
New to Lead- Question about placing protectionAwfullyBigAdvent...21
Scrambling guiding offeredpocosjoe6
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?alitamlit3
Shortening a slingledifer15
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield areasplat2million6
any advice for a fairly new climbermarkw19903
First time out - The Roachesdm3lions10
i need a book :)George Gibson6
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?spacecadetjake6
MIA Traineeclimber_medic3
New shoes!rjacko109
Climbing advice for beginnerCallum1230
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beaconMatrix2
Not enough quick drawsCraigyboy1327
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?hugo robinson-
First climb outdoorsThegypsy17
Climbing courses for beginners in BulgariaCliffSurtees-
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/GuidesTheMacGuffin22
adventure watch Matrix15

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