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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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any advice for a fairly new climber373708-Jul-13
First time out - The Roaches1065104-Jul-13
i need a book :)644404-Jul-13
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?640203-Jul-13
MIA Trainee380102-Jul-13
New shoes!957901-Jul-13
Climbing advice for beginner301,61628-Jun-13
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon227127-Jun-13
Not enough quick draws272,80927-Jun-13
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-17126-Jun-13
First climb outdoors1760825-Jun-13
Climbing courses for beginners in Bulgaria-15025-Jun-13
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/Guides2292824-Jun-13
adventure watch 1566222-Jun-13
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devon-15322-Jun-13
absailing off tat181,52021-Jun-13
Ropes for Cornwall425321-Jun-13
Tent needed117321-Jun-13
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Wales220920-Jun-13
New Here!1166818-Jun-13
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...-26318-Jun-13
Instructor needed in Wintour's Leap1181917-Jun-13
bouldering near whitby?1561616-Jun-13
Gym training for climbing?101,30914-Jun-13
good bboks to read?444213-Jun-13
First trad rope502,00411-Jun-13
top roping at anglezarke chorley948709-Jun-13
Troublesome Tendons227709-Jun-13
getting my boots on sat446707-Jun-13
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Wales91,32907-Jun-13
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?491,22707-Jun-13
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!221406-Jun-13
Sport Climbing beginners1499904-Jun-13
Beginner climbs in Wye Valley335902-Jun-13
Crags for kids in North Wales?640402-Jun-13
Trad Rack Cams251,35202-Jun-13
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?548401-Jun-13
Crevasse rescue/prussiking/abseiling location in Snowdonia447201-Jun-13
Outdoors in Surrey 437201-Jun-13
Dowm Jackets 965401-Jun-13
where to go next1068601-Jun-13
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?427831-May-13
Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?261,52229-May-13
New to Climbing - Aviemore area118627-May-13
Building my first trad rack241,83323-May-13
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 655421-May-13
BIke lights yes or no or head torch432021-May-13
Peak District / Pennine Way-22720-May-13
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?544318-May-13
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!1385216-May-13
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 444816-May-13
Just got the climbing bug... now what?241,38214-May-13
Outdoor is hard!202,82814-May-13
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experience364713-May-13
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)161,86712-May-13
Aid Climbing1268708-May-13
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