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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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Personal Liability Insurance for climbing - do you have it?1595710-Apr-13
Looking to try real rock666409-Apr-13
sore hands973208-Apr-13
struggling to make the leap157006-Apr-13
New , from Leeds - A bit of experience on sport/trad648203-Apr-13
Back country snowboarding advice for an Aussie430903-Apr-13
Fairly new to climbing, basd in Scarborough.-19302-Apr-13
Research Survey for Backpack Use in Outdoor Pursuits-18502-Apr-13
Looking for a partner! (Shropshire)-20601-Apr-13
Peak Conditions Tuesday324131-Mar-13
Top rope belaying467831-Mar-13
Pain in Elbow1074330-Mar-13
Newbie wanting some advice please593129-Mar-13
New thrills.234229-Mar-13
Why somthink pulling me to mountains161,25426-Mar-13
Please Help With My Survey Question For School.2098625-Mar-13
via ferrata chamonix area recomendations224224-Mar-13
Novice climber North West keen to get climbing 161,14622-Mar-13
Which is best?1295521-Mar-13
need a partner LONDON236716-Mar-13
British Standard to Tying In/Belaying?141,30715-Mar-13
New an keen to get learning81,06108-Mar-13
Easy Multi-pitch climbs in chedder1462408-Mar-13
Learning to jam in the Peak?291,08906-Mar-13
Hi all from Derby341005-Mar-13
Technique Question - Height523,07605-Mar-13
Best climbing club for beginners366904-Mar-13
gear4rocks trad gear341,95602-Mar-13
Am i in the right place81,00702-Mar-13
university mountaineering clubs171,69801-Mar-13
A few very noob questions181,43128-Feb-13
Bouldering safety758827-Feb-13
Beginners Trad climbing. 221,64626-Feb-13
New Forum User - Congleton and Formby877326-Feb-13
Hanging belay - management of half ropes261,66825-Feb-13
Help! Snowdon / Skills?-34723-Feb-13
Sweaty palms663423-Feb-13
La Sportiva Katanas 556319-Feb-13
QMD - Mountain Leader Award1298718-Feb-13
Ben lomond1057718-Feb-13
So 8wks in to returning to climbing and...71,63815-Feb-13
high altitude beginner!1499513-Feb-13
climbing buddy61,19111-Feb-13
abseiling/top roping888408-Feb-13
Mobile Phone in the Mountains112133508-Feb-13
sore knuckles655807-Feb-13
Rate my rack251,84607-Feb-13
Next steps449004-Feb-13
How many quickdraws and which rope?682730-Jan-13
snow hole tuition1394529-Jan-13
Fort William Mountain Festival -26028-Jan-13
Protecting the environment vs yourself - "ethical" climbing441,54428-Jan-13
adjusting harness leg loops359928-Jan-13
Twisted my knee852625-Jan-13
3 peaks challenge321,69125-Jan-13
First foray into the Peak District241,19223-Jan-13
climbing course recommendations-33021-Jan-13
Introductory Leads, Glasgow area?549021-Jan-13
mountaineers in norfolk-28920-Jan-13
Trad Lead Course - Any Recommendations?986119-Jan-13
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