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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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Climbing advice for beginner301,61028-Jun-13
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beacon226727-Jun-13
Not enough quick draws272,80527-Jun-13
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?-16726-Jun-13
First climb outdoors1760425-Jun-13
Climbing courses for beginners in Bulgaria-14725-Jun-13
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/Guides2292524-Jun-13
adventure watch 1565722-Jun-13
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devon-14722-Jun-13
absailing off tat181,51721-Jun-13
Ropes for Cornwall425121-Jun-13
Tent needed117021-Jun-13
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Wales220720-Jun-13
New Here!1166418-Jun-13
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...-25918-Jun-13
Instructor needed in Wintour's Leap1181717-Jun-13
bouldering near whitby?1561216-Jun-13
Gym training for climbing?101,30514-Jun-13
good bboks to read?443913-Jun-13
First trad rope501,99811-Jun-13
top roping at anglezarke chorley948209-Jun-13
Troublesome Tendons227209-Jun-13
getting my boots on sat446407-Jun-13
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Wales91,32407-Jun-13
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?491,22407-Jun-13
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!221006-Jun-13
Sport Climbing beginners1499504-Jun-13
Beginner climbs in Wye Valley335502-Jun-13
Crags for kids in North Wales?639702-Jun-13
Trad Rack Cams251,34902-Jun-13
Heading outdoors - training / lessons, are they necessary?547601-Jun-13
Crevasse rescue/prussiking/abseiling location in Snowdonia446801-Jun-13
Outdoors in Surrey 436801-Jun-13
Dowm Jackets 965001-Jun-13
where to go next1068401-Jun-13
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?427431-May-13
Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?261,51529-May-13
New to Climbing - Aviemore area118427-May-13
Building my first trad rack241,80723-May-13
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 655221-May-13
BIke lights yes or no or head torch431621-May-13
Peak District / Pennine Way-22420-May-13
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?543918-May-13
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!1384916-May-13
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 444616-May-13
Just got the climbing bug... now what?241,37814-May-13
Outdoor is hard!202,82714-May-13
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experience364313-May-13
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)161,84712-May-13
Aid Climbing1268408-May-13
Climbing/ Mountaineering Club Recommendations - Glasgow542707-May-13
Kids rock shoes question535405-May-13
Turket Trip 22 April 2013 to 30 April 2013113004-May-13
It's just like starting over.... but better. -43204-May-13
Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!424,09203-May-13
climbing walls354901-May-13
Giggleswick south 1070430-Apr-13
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