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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.

Climbing in the Peaks this weekend10527
My 8 year old's first climbing trip4381
Easiest route up scarfell11670
Sport multi pitch5530
Hand traverse - oh my!251,230
Climbing with children in Cornwall6345
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west London-192
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peeling10554
Leaving the gym?151,396
Why is it.....612,502
New to Lead- Question about placing protection211,996
Scrambling guiding offered6728
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?3258
Shortening a sling151,058
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield area6450
any advice for a fairly new climber3745
First time out - The Roaches10657
i need a book :)6454
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?6409
MIA Trainee3814
New shoes!9588
Climbing advice for beginner301,624
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon2280
Not enough quick draws272,815
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-177
First climb outdoors17614
Climbing courses for beginners in Bulgaria-155
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/Guides22937
adventure watch 15668
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devon-157
absailing off tat181,526
Ropes for Cornwall4260
Tent needed1181
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Wales2218
New Here!11679
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...-268
Instructor needed in Wintour's Leap11826
bouldering near whitby?15622
Gym training for climbing?101,319
good bboks to read?4449
First trad rope502,011
top roping at anglezarke chorley9498
Troublesome Tendons2284
getting my boots on sat4473
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Wales91,345
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?491,232
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!2221
Sport Climbing beginners141,008
Beginner climbs in Wye Valley3366
Crags for kids in North Wales?6413
Trad Rack Cams251,362
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?5491
Crevasse rescue/prussiking/abseiling location in Snowdonia4481
Outdoors in Surrey 4382
Dowm Jackets 9662
where to go next10694
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?4287

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