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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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Getting started on CWA & SPA qualifications.757022-Apr-13
Views on Scarpa Vantage shoes?251,19521-Apr-13
Finger strength...111,10118-Apr-13
Looking for guest blogger for youth outdoor activity website-21517-Apr-13
Need more practice.463516-Apr-13
Starting out449514-Apr-13
anyone struggled with graceful?382,57210-Apr-13
Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?1596110-Apr-13
Looking to try real rock666609-Apr-13
sore hands973408-Apr-13
struggling to make the leap157106-Apr-13
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/trad648703-Apr-13
Back country snowboarding advice for an Aussie431303-Apr-13
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.-19402-Apr-13
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor Pursuits-18602-Apr-13
Looking for a partner! (Shropshire)-20701-Apr-13
Peak Conditions Tuesday324731-Mar-13
Top rope belaying468431-Mar-13
Pain in Elbow1074730-Mar-13
Newbie wanting some advice please593629-Mar-13
New thrills.234429-Mar-13
Why somthink pulling me to mountains161,25626-Mar-13
Please Help With My Survey Question For School.2098825-Mar-13
via ferrata chamonix area recomendations224824-Mar-13
Novice climber North West keen to get climbing 161,15022-Mar-13
Which is best?1295921-Mar-13
need a partner LONDON237016-Mar-13
British Standard to Tying In/Belaying?141,31215-Mar-13
New an keen to get learning81,06308-Mar-13
Easy Multi-pitch climbs in chedder1462508-Mar-13
Learning to jam in the Peak?291,09006-Mar-13
Hi all from Derby341105-Mar-13
Technique Question - Height523,08005-Mar-13
Best climbing club for beginners367404-Mar-13
gear4rocks trad gear341,95802-Mar-13
Am i in the right place81,00902-Mar-13
university mountaineering clubs171,69901-Mar-13
A few very noob questions181,43428-Feb-13
Bouldering safety758927-Feb-13
Beginners Trad climbing. 221,65226-Feb-13
New Forum User - Congleton and Formby877726-Feb-13
Hanging belay - management of half ropes261,67325-Feb-13
Help! Snowdon / Skills?-34923-Feb-13
Sweaty palms663823-Feb-13
La Sportiva Katanas 556519-Feb-13
QMD - Mountain Leader Award1299018-Feb-13
Ben lomond1058018-Feb-13
So 8wks in to returning to climbing and...71,64215-Feb-13
high altitude beginner!1499913-Feb-13
climbing buddy61,19511-Feb-13
abseiling/top roping888608-Feb-13
Mobile Phone in the Mountains112134108-Feb-13
sore knuckles655907-Feb-13
Rate my rack251,85507-Feb-13
Next steps449004-Feb-13
How many quickdraws and which rope?683030-Jan-13
snow hole tuition1394729-Jan-13
Fort William Mountain Festival -26128-Jan-13
Protecting the environment vs yourself - "ethical" climbing441,55028-Jan-13
adjusting harness leg loops360428-Jan-13
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