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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 rack241,894
Abseiling locations in Yorkshire and the Lakes 6561
BIke lights yes or no or head torch4332
Peak District / Pennine Way-236
Sheltered beginners crag western peak?5456
We're climbing Kilimanjaro and making a blog about it!!13861
Ice Axes; self arrest implications of pick & shaft shapes 4454
Just got the climbing bug... now what?241,388
Outdoor is hard!202,841
Newbie climber looking for climbing partner to gain experience3654
Top rope solo's using a shunt (again!)161,895
Aid Climbing12699
Climbing/ Mountaineering Club Recommendations - Glasgow5441
Kids rock shoes question5366
Turket Trip 22 April 2013 to 30 April 20131141
It's just like starting over.... but better. -443
Bra advice for those climbers with big breasts HELP!!424,108
climbing walls3556
Giggleswick south 10715
Just been climbing191,486
Good workouts2315
bolted climbing walls in cornwall?5485
Car Share - Kent/London to Chamonix2278
Getting started on CWA & SPA qualifications.7581
Views on Scarpa Vantage shoes?251,222
Finger strength...111,114
Looking for guest blogger for youth outdoor activity website-223
Need more practice.4643
Starting out4504
anyone struggled with graceful?382,583
Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?15978
Looking to try real rock6675
sore hands9745
struggling to make the leap1582
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/trad6495
Back country snowboarding advice for an Aussie4322
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.-204
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor Pursuits-195
Looking for a partner! (Shropshire)-215
Peak Conditions Tuesday3258
Top rope belaying4691
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 recomendations2264
Novice climber North West keen to get climbing 161,166
Which is best?12966
need a partner LONDON2379
British Standard to Tying In/Belaying?141,320
New an keen to get learning81,074
Easy Multi-pitch climbs in chedder14635
Learning to jam in the Peak?291,099
Hi all from Derby3421
Technique Question - Height523,096
Best climbing club for beginners3685

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