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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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New to Lead- Question about placing protection211,99112-Jul-13
Scrambling guiding offered672109-Jul-13
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?324909-Jul-13
Shortening a sling151,04609-Jul-13
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield area644508-Jul-13
any advice for a fairly new climber373708-Jul-13
First time out - The Roaches1065204-Jul-13
i need a book :)644504-Jul-13
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?640303-Jul-13
MIA Trainee380302-Jul-13
New shoes!958101-Jul-13
Climbing advice for beginner301,61728-Jun-13
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon227227-Jun-13
Not enough quick draws272,81027-Jun-13
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-17226-Jun-13
First climb outdoors1760925-Jun-13
Climbing courses for beginners in Bulgaria-15125-Jun-13
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/Guides2292924-Jun-13
adventure watch 1566222-Jun-13
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devon-15322-Jun-13
absailing off tat181,52121-Jun-13
Ropes for Cornwall425421-Jun-13
Tent needed117421-Jun-13
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Wales221020-Jun-13
New Here!1166918-Jun-13
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...-26418-Jun-13
Instructor needed in Wintour's Leap1181917-Jun-13
bouldering near whitby?1561716-Jun-13
Gym training for climbing?101,31114-Jun-13
good bboks to read?444313-Jun-13
First trad rope502,00511-Jun-13
top roping at anglezarke chorley948909-Jun-13
Troublesome Tendons227809-Jun-13
getting my boots on sat446807-Jun-13
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Wales91,33107-Jun-13
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?491,22807-Jun-13
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!221606-Jun-13
Sport Climbing beginners141,00004-Jun-13
Beginner climbs in Wye Valley336002-Jun-13
Crags for kids in North Wales?640602-Jun-13
Trad Rack Cams251,35402-Jun-13
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?548501-Jun-13
Crevasse rescue/prussiking/abseiling location in Snowdonia447401-Jun-13
Outdoors in Surrey 437301-Jun-13
Dowm Jackets 965501-Jun-13
where to go next1068801-Jun-13
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?427931-May-13
Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?261,52329-May-13
New to Climbing - Aviemore area118927-May-13
Building my first trad rack241,84123-May-13
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 655721-May-13
BIke lights yes or no or head torch432321-May-13
Peak District / Pennine Way-22920-May-13
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?544418-May-13
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!1385516-May-13
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 444916-May-13
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