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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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Climbing Trousers282,01810-Jan-13
best easy leads in snowdonia1793410-Jan-13
Free winter skills instruction in Scotland 6th-11th January 579508-Jan-13
Alps Advice353008-Jan-13
To Club or not to Club??51,27606-Jan-13
New Zealand Mountaineering courses - opinions?241806-Jan-13
Starting out252002-Jan-13
Sweden unclimbed peaks484702-Jan-13
How to climb this?141,46031-Dec-12
Intensive/accelerated/fast track instructor courses81,20029-Dec-12
via ferrata grades131,04325-Dec-12
Emergency survival bag670020-Dec-12
First noticeable thump onto the bouldering mat81,28919-Dec-12
sport climbing411,37013-Dec-12
Should I be logging my climbs152,32512-Dec-12
Newbie snow belay questions471512-Dec-12
How is climbing outdoor in winter?352,08112-Dec-12
Winter Skills Courses for beginners462,10410-Dec-12
Tying in1594407-Dec-12
crampon choice348107-Dec-12
Half Ropes1493706-Dec-12
going on climbing trips alone and meeting climbing partners?164405-Dec-12
Choices at the multi-pitch sport belay331,23503-Dec-12
Help Needed-36802-Dec-12
What are the best mountains to climb in the UK?201,15801-Dec-12
Great forum, Thought its time to introduce myself!1067001-Dec-12
Climbing my yacht mast161,27330-Nov-12
Climbing Workouts using only Pull-up bar?161628-Nov-12
Learning to lead climb341,29928-Nov-12
First Winter Overnigfht364925-Nov-12
winter fitness 780124-Nov-12
Top tips for the mountains221,53624-Nov-12
climbing coaching session lancs this sat137922-Nov-12
Is this where a newb says hi?81,10221-Nov-12
Can you teach climbing? Returning after 15yr break.101,12719-Nov-12
Beginner books453417-Nov-12
Rock climbing holidays357017-Nov-12
In Good Hands-43213-Nov-12
Heading outdoors. What do I need to start sports climbing?221,07013-Nov-12
Climbing with disability - what's my upper limit?191,30113-Nov-12
Need a book to teach me stuff (terminology, how to etc)1165712-Nov-12
breathable wind proof-32309-Nov-12
Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?282,30309-Nov-12
How many quickdraws needed for easy Mallorcan routes??459208-Nov-12
starting out outdoors sport climbing760608-Nov-12
Hi All...141,17402-Nov-12
Coaching advice for a confident VS leader211,23101-Nov-12
Setting gear without climbing121,47401-Nov-12
HELP! Anyone in Leeds?149730-Oct-12
Multi-pitch Technique492,30229-Oct-12
why should you equip each sling with a screwgate463,12329-Oct-12
Next piece / set of trad rack protection to get?341,19526-Oct-12
Abseil Knot372,64026-Oct-12
Scottish mountaineering course149522-Oct-12
Novice climber looking for partner to learn in/near BIRMINGHAM552422-Oct-12
rock climbing feed back583222-Oct-12
Next steps111,21419-Oct-12
Positive feedback wanted for Unconvinced Mrs212,08918-Oct-12
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