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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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need advice and contacts467219-Jan-13
Assisting a SPA qualified instructor378313-Jan-13
Begginer - Finger & Grip Strength191,76912-Jan-13
4yr olds climbing582,91712-Jan-13
winter essentials-37311-Jan-13
Climbing Trousers282,02210-Jan-13
best easy leads in snowdonia1794110-Jan-13
Free winter skills instruction in Scotland 6th-11th January 579908-Jan-13
Alps Advice353508-Jan-13
To Club or not to Club??51,28406-Jan-13
New Zealand Mountaineering courses - opinions?242206-Jan-13
Starting out252302-Jan-13
Sweden unclimbed peaks485102-Jan-13
How to climb this?141,46431-Dec-12
Intensive/accelerated/fast track instructor courses81,20929-Dec-12
via ferrata grades131,04925-Dec-12
Emergency survival bag670620-Dec-12
First noticeable thump onto the bouldering mat81,29419-Dec-12
sport climbing411,37813-Dec-12
Should I be logging my climbs152,33012-Dec-12
Newbie snow belay questions472012-Dec-12
How is climbing outdoor in winter?352,08512-Dec-12
Winter Skills Courses for beginners462,11010-Dec-12
Tying in1595007-Dec-12
crampon choice348607-Dec-12
Half Ropes1494106-Dec-12
going on climbing trips alone and meeting climbing partners?164905-Dec-12
Choices at the multi-pitch sport belay331,24203-Dec-12
Help Needed-37302-Dec-12
What are the best mountains to climb in the UK?201,16201-Dec-12
Great forum, Thought its time to introduce myself!1067601-Dec-12
Climbing my yacht mast161,27730-Nov-12
Climbing Workouts using only Pull-up bar?161928-Nov-12
Learning to lead climb341,30628-Nov-12
First Winter Overnigfht365025-Nov-12
winter fitness 780624-Nov-12
Top tips for the mountains221,54224-Nov-12
climbing coaching session lancs this sat138222-Nov-12
Is this where a newb says hi?81,10521-Nov-12
Can you teach climbing? Returning after 15yr break.101,13219-Nov-12
Beginner books453817-Nov-12
Rock climbing holidays357417-Nov-12
In Good Hands-43513-Nov-12
Heading outdoors. What do I need to start sports climbing?221,07513-Nov-12
Climbing with disability - what's my upper limit?191,30413-Nov-12
Need a book to teach me stuff (terminology, how to etc)1166012-Nov-12
breathable wind proof-32609-Nov-12
Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?282,30609-Nov-12
How many quickdraws needed for easy Mallorcan routes??459708-Nov-12
starting out outdoors sport climbing761108-Nov-12
Hi All...141,17602-Nov-12
Coaching advice for a confident VS leader211,23301-Nov-12
Setting gear without climbing121,47701-Nov-12
HELP! Anyone in Leeds?149930-Oct-12
Multi-pitch Technique492,30429-Oct-12
why should you equip each sling with a screwgate463,12729-Oct-12
Next piece / set of trad rack protection to get?341,19926-Oct-12
Abseil Knot372,64226-Oct-12
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