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Crampons choice help!adamholden7
Guides for the Peak districtorigamib8
boots, crampons or axes for a beginnerKurtisbromilow1
Looking to get into climbing (Stafford)Robo199211
What is so special about guide pants?nutme9
quickdraw to quickdrawBan168
ice axe lengthmaxsmith56
placing hex'sshumidrives36
looking for climbers in BelfastUrko-
learn to trad climbingjim11
Boots fit?JonLongshanks9
Bad belayingbalmybaldwin44
Best Indoor Climbing Wall for Kidsrichie40882
winter skills martinlevya828
First multi pitch reccomendationsJack Whiteley22
Starting out - looking for climbers in stockportVapour3
first harness rustyford4
5yr olds climbing flopsicle4
getting off sport routesrosssss22423
Are you looking to become a Mountaineer?threepeaks10
Designing an outdoor facilities for people with disabilities.DavidMR6
B2's for Ice climbing??????????????Benbo8
Looking to get into climbing (London)Sebj935
Thors cave, pushing my limit? spud_2313
sea cliff abseilspff45
Where to start?Cal037
Grip - practise makes perfect?sjbland6
Best UK Climbing SpotsLizBail11
We Need YouDooZeePete-
First ropeclimbwhenready34
Email where art thouKassius2
Time to start climbing outdoorseddhewett7
Belays, anchors, vectors, maths!Tarquell29
Looking climbing buddy - new to climbing - Northern IrelandTony5005
have I missed the post explaining the new thread icons?aln2
Partner wanted, Reading climbing centre.Lee 761
Best Mont Blanc Book with room to improverusstyg7
New climber looking for partner in North London areaelsag4
belayers needed tomorrow MCCwoodsy-
70 metre rope, 30 metre climbFirestarter9
How do you tie into a doubled up rope?Otis57
Alpine and mountaineering boots. General usage advice.Delta Wolf7
Winter skills coursesDurkules11
haul loop use...Pesda potato10
Back To The Rock (after 16 years! :S)Mi718
I really want to get into winter walking / basic routesOliiver4
Forced sporadic training!BellX13
Scrambling guiding offeredpocosjoe3
rappel / abseil rings?Pesda potato7
prusik rope diameter advice pleasePesda potato12
Recommend first trad rack - Tony50035
where's them climbs chimpers3
ice ice ice chimpers4
Ice ToolsTony50012
New to Nottingham - Where to top ropeLord Nemis3
New Climber looking for a regular climbing partner in LiverpoolAzzabhoy2
Is it ever to late to start trad climbingTony50030
Pull ups?Simos84
Great footwork exercises?Simos21