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where to go next10694
Places in central Scotland to practice dry/mixed tooling?4287
Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?261,529
New to Climbing - Aviemore area1193
Building my first trad rack241,911
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 6562
BIke lights yes or no or head torch4334
Peak District / Pennine Way-236
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?5459
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!13863
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 4455
Just got the climbing bug... now what?241,390
Outdoor is hard!202,842
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experience3655
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)161,901
Aid Climbing12701
Climbing/ Mountaineering Club Recommendations - Glasgow5444
Kids rock shoes question5367
Turket Trip 22 April 2013 to 30 April 20131141
It's just like starting over.... but better. -445
Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!424,110
climbing walls3558
Giggleswick south 10716
Just been climbing191,487
Good workouts2316
bolted climbing walls in cornwall?5486
Car Share - Kent/London to Chamonix2279
Getting started on CWA & SPA qualifications.7586
Views on Scarpa Vantage shoes?251,224
Finger strength...111,115
Looking for guest blogger for youth outdoor activity website-224
Need more practice.4645
Starting out4507
anyone struggled with graceful?382,584
Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?15980
Looking to try real rock6676
sore hands9750
struggling to make the leap1582
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/trad6498
Back country snowboarding advice for an Aussie4324
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.-206
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor Pursuits-196
Looking for a partner! (Shropshire)-217
Peak Conditions Tuesday3259
Top rope belaying4695
Pain in Elbow10760
Newbie wanting some advice please5944
New thrills.2355
Why somthink pulling me to mountains161,265
Please Help With My Survey Question For School.201,000
via ferrata chamonix area recomendations2266
Novice climber North West keen to get climbing 161,172
Which is best?12968
need a partner LONDON2380
British Standard to Tying In/Belaying?141,323
New an keen to get learning81,075
Easy Multi-pitch climbs in chedder14637
Learning to jam in the Peak?291,099
Hi all from Derby3421

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