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starting back after a year long break-265
Recommend a London club?-216
Outdoor newbie - what to wear11814
Youth Climbing-219
Top rope in Cornwall 3318
Climbing in the Peaks this weekend10530
My 8 year old's first climbing trip4381
Easiest route up scarfell11671
Sport multi pitch5532
Hand traverse - oh my!251,235
Climbing with children in Cornwall6345
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west London-193
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peeling10555
Leaving the gym?151,398
Why is it.....612,507
New to Lead- Question about placing protection211,999
Scrambling guiding offered6731
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?3260
Shortening a sling151,061
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield area6452
any advice for a fairly new climber3746
First time out - The Roaches10661
i need a book :)6457
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?6411
MIA Trainee3814
New shoes!9594
Climbing advice for beginner301,628
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon2282
Not enough quick draws272,817
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-180
First climb outdoors17617
Climbing courses for beginners in Bulgaria-155
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/Guides22943
adventure watch 15670
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devon-159
absailing off tat181,530
Ropes for Cornwall4262
Tent needed1181
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Wales2221
New Here!11682
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...-269
Instructor needed in Wintour's Leap11829
bouldering near whitby?15626
Gym training for climbing?101,324
good bboks to read?4450
First trad rope502,014
top roping at anglezarke chorley9500
Troublesome Tendons2286
getting my boots on sat4476
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Wales91,348
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?491,233
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!2224
Sport Climbing beginners141,008
Beginner climbs in Wye Valley3369
Crags for kids in North Wales?6414
Trad Rack Cams251,364
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?5492

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