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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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Fort William Mountain Festival -26228-Jan-13
Protecting the environment vs yourself - "ethical" climbing441,55228-Jan-13
adjusting harness leg loops360528-Jan-13
Twisted my knee853225-Jan-13
3 peaks challenge321,69725-Jan-13
First foray into the Peak District241,20023-Jan-13
climbing course recommendations-33521-Jan-13
Introductory Leads, Glasgow area?549221-Jan-13
mountaineers in norfolk-29120-Jan-13
Trad Lead Course - Any Recommendations?986619-Jan-13
need advice and contacts467719-Jan-13
Assisting a SPA qualified instructor378713-Jan-13
Begginer - Finger & Grip Strength191,77512-Jan-13
4yr olds climbing582,92512-Jan-13
winter essentials-37411-Jan-13
Climbing Trousers282,03310-Jan-13
best easy leads in snowdonia1794510-Jan-13
Free winter skills instruction in Scotland 6th-11th January 580408-Jan-13
Alps Advice354008-Jan-13
To Club or not to Club??51,28706-Jan-13
New Zealand Mountaineering courses - opinions?242606-Jan-13
Starting out252902-Jan-13
Sweden unclimbed peaks485702-Jan-13
How to climb this?141,46931-Dec-12
Intensive/accelerated/fast track instructor courses81,21529-Dec-12
via ferrata grades131,05425-Dec-12
Emergency survival bag671520-Dec-12
First noticeable thump onto the bouldering mat81,30219-Dec-12
sport climbing411,38513-Dec-12
Should I be logging my climbs152,33412-Dec-12
Newbie snow belay questions472512-Dec-12
How is climbing outdoor in winter?352,09212-Dec-12
Winter Skills Courses for beginners462,11710-Dec-12
Tying in1595407-Dec-12
crampon choice349207-Dec-12
Half Ropes1494406-Dec-12
going on climbing trips alone and meeting climbing partners?165905-Dec-12
Choices at the multi-pitch sport belay331,24903-Dec-12
Help Needed-37902-Dec-12
What are the best mountains to climb in the UK?201,16801-Dec-12
Great forum, Thought its time to introduce myself!1068301-Dec-12
Climbing my yacht mast161,28230-Nov-12
Climbing Workouts using only Pull-up bar?162428-Nov-12
Learning to lead climb341,31328-Nov-12
First Winter Overnigfht365425-Nov-12
winter fitness 781424-Nov-12
Top tips for the mountains221,54524-Nov-12
climbing coaching session lancs this sat138822-Nov-12
Is this where a newb says hi?81,10921-Nov-12
Can you teach climbing? Returning after 15yr break.101,13819-Nov-12
Beginner books454417-Nov-12
Rock climbing holidays358117-Nov-12
In Good Hands-43713-Nov-12
Heading outdoors. What do I need to start sports climbing?221,08013-Nov-12
Climbing with disability - what's my upper limit?191,30813-Nov-12
Need a book to teach me stuff (terminology, how to etc)1166412-Nov-12
breathable wind proof-32909-Nov-12
Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?282,30709-Nov-12
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