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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.

Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?261,528
New to Climbing - Aviemore area1193
Building my first trad rack241,904
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 6561
BIke lights yes or no or head torch4333
Peak District / Pennine Way-236
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?5458
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!13862
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 4455
Just got the climbing bug... now what?241,389
Outdoor is hard!202,841
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experience3654
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)161,898
Aid Climbing12700
Climbing/ Mountaineering Club Recommendations - Glasgow5442
Kids rock shoes question5366
Turket Trip 22 April 2013 to 30 April 20131141
It's just like starting over.... but better. -444
Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!424,109
climbing walls3557
Giggleswick south 10716
Just been climbing191,487
Good workouts2316
bolted climbing walls in cornwall?5485
Car Share - Kent/London to Chamonix2279
Getting started on CWA & SPA qualifications.7584
Views on Scarpa Vantage shoes?251,224
Finger strength...111,114
Looking for guest blogger for youth outdoor activity website-223
Need more practice.4644
Starting out4505
anyone struggled with graceful?382,583
Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?15979
Looking to try real rock6676
sore hands9747
struggling to make the leap1582
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/trad6497
Back country snowboarding advice for an Aussie4323
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.-204
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor Pursuits-196
Looking for a partner! (Shropshire)-216
Peak Conditions Tuesday3259
Top rope belaying4693
Pain in Elbow10759
Newbie wanting some advice please5943
New thrills.2354
Why somthink pulling me to mountains161,264
Please Help With My Survey Question For School.20998
via ferrata chamonix area recomendations2266
Novice climber North West keen to get climbing 161,169
Which is best?12967
need a partner LONDON2379
British Standard to Tying In/Belaying?141,321
New an keen to get learning81,075
Easy Multi-pitch climbs in chedder14636
Learning to jam in the Peak?291,099
Hi all from Derby3421
Technique Question - Height523,096
Best climbing club for beginners3686

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