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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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good bboks to read?443613-Jun-13
First trad rope501,99411-Jun-13
top roping at anglezarke chorley947509-Jun-13
Troublesome Tendons227109-Jun-13
getting my boots on sat446107-Jun-13
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Wales91,30907-Jun-13
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?491,21807-Jun-13
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!220306-Jun-13
Sport Climbing beginners1499104-Jun-13
Beginner climbs in Wye Valley334502-Jun-13
Crags for kids in North Wales?639002-Jun-13
Trad Rack Cams251,33902-Jun-13
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?547401-Jun-13
Crevasse rescue/prussiking/abseiling location in Snowdonia446301-Jun-13
Outdoors in Surrey 436301-Jun-13
Dowm Jackets 964401-Jun-13
where to go next1068001-Jun-13
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?426631-May-13
Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?261,50729-May-13
New to Climbing - Aviemore area118327-May-13
Building my first trad rack241,74623-May-13
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 654721-May-13
BIke lights yes or no or head torch431121-May-13
Peak District / Pennine Way-21820-May-13
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?543418-May-13
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!1384116-May-13
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 444016-May-13
Just got the climbing bug... now what?241,37314-May-13
Outdoor is hard!202,81814-May-13
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experience363713-May-13
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)161,81712-May-13
Aid Climbing1267308-May-13
Climbing/ Mountaineering Club Recommendations - Glasgow542107-May-13
Kids rock shoes question535105-May-13
Turket Trip 22 April 2013 to 30 April 2013112604-May-13
It's just like starting over.... but better. -42704-May-13
Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!424,08903-May-13
climbing walls354501-May-13
Giggleswick south 1069730-Apr-13
Just been climbing191,47727-Apr-13
Good workouts230126-Apr-13
bolted climbing walls in cornwall?546626-Apr-13
Car Share - Kent/London to Chamonix226224-Apr-13
Getting started on CWA & SPA qualifications.756822-Apr-13
Views on Scarpa Vantage shoes?251,18121-Apr-13
Finger strength...111,09518-Apr-13
Looking for guest blogger for youth outdoor activity website-21217-Apr-13
Need more practice.463216-Apr-13
Starting out448914-Apr-13
anyone struggled with graceful?382,56610-Apr-13
Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?1595610-Apr-13
Looking to try real rock666209-Apr-13
sore hands972908-Apr-13
struggling to make the leap156806-Apr-13
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/trad647803-Apr-13
Back country snowboarding advice for an Aussie430803-Apr-13
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.-19202-Apr-13
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor Pursuits-18302-Apr-13
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