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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.

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Top rope belayingNorton465231-Mar-13
Pain in Elbowclimber0071072730-Mar-13
Newbie wanting some advice pleaseAhogg16591429-Mar-13
New thrills.bitemarx232629-Mar-13
Why somthink pulling me to mountainsSimoniz161,23226-Mar-13
Please Help With My Survey Question For School.Ffion Blethyn2097025-Mar-13
via ferrata chamonix area recomendationsMFB222324-Mar-13
Novice climber North West keen to get climbing spacecadetjake161,11522-Mar-13
Which is best?Ant Stanley1294221-Mar-13
need a partner LONDONlkhc286234716-Mar-13
British Standard to Tying In/Belaying?Krsnik87141,27815-Mar-13
New an keen to get learningGoateedave81,04408-Mar-13
Easy Multi-pitch climbs in cheddermini247tom1459408-Mar-13
Learning to jam in the Peak?olibear2291,07106-Mar-13
Hi all from DerbyDaveH70339005-Mar-13
Technique Question - Heightclimber007523,05205-Mar-13
Best climbing club for beginnersElena365204-Mar-13
gear4rocks trad gearLantys Tarn341,92602-Mar-13
Am i in the right placeVwJap899202-Mar-13
university mountaineering clubsTimothy Miller171,67601-Mar-13
A few very noob questionsVwJap181,41328-Feb-13
Bouldering safetyUrban boulderer757027-Feb-13
Beginners Trad climbing. gabull221,59826-Feb-13
New Forum User - Congleton and FormbyNew POD875326-Feb-13
Hanging belay - management of half ropesJimboWizbo261,63825-Feb-13
Help! Snowdon / Skills?Percy2012-33223-Feb-13
Sweaty palmsclimber007661823-Feb-13
La Sportiva Katanas Zumoid555119-Feb-13
QMD - Mountain Leader AwardAdCo821296918-Feb-13
Ben lomondCarlos2361056318-Feb-13
So 8wks in to returning to climbing and...flopsicle71,60815-Feb-13
high altitude beginner!G10001497413-Feb-13
climbing buddystucuthbertson0161,16311-Feb-13
abseiling/top ropingshumidrives885308-Feb-13
Mobile Phone in the Mountains112glidezilla131608-Feb-13
sore knucklesSleepy_trucker653307-Feb-13
Rate my rackTaurig251,81507-Feb-13
Next stepsn.LiVE447304-Feb-13
How many quickdraws and which rope?mattfordcoys679930-Jan-13
snow hole tuitionwindjammer1392029-Jan-13
Fort William Mountain Festival Outdoor Capital of the UK-24028-Jan-13
Protecting the environment vs yourself - "ethical" climbingOneLifeOneHeart441,51228-Jan-13
adjusting harness leg loopsSleepy_trucker357628-Jan-13
Twisted my kneeclimber007850125-Jan-13
3 peaks challengeRoryT321,65825-Jan-13
First foray into the Peak Districtrichardsonneo241,16623-Jan-13
climbing course recommendationsalc990-30621-Jan-13
Introductory Leads, Glasgow area?florence58546621-Jan-13
mountaineers in norfolkRoryT-26720-Jan-13
Trad Lead Course - Any Recommendations?robbo99983519-Jan-13
need advice and contactsRoryT465219-Jan-13
Assisting a SPA qualified instructorrustynath376213-Jan-13
Begginer - Finger & Grip StrengthKelloggs77191,73812-Jan-13
4yr olds climbingflopsicle582,88712-Jan-13
winter essentialsblackcat-35511-Jan-13
Climbing Trousersclimber007281,97010-Jan-13
best easy leads in snowdoniaOliver Smaje1791710-Jan-13
Free winter skills instruction in Scotland 6th-11th January Caspar McKeever577108-Jan-13
Alps Advicednyc351508-Jan-13
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