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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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La Sportiva Katanas 557019-Feb-13
QMD - Mountain Leader Award1299918-Feb-13
Ben lomond1058518-Feb-13
So 8wks in to returning to climbing and...71,65215-Feb-13
high altitude beginner!141,00513-Feb-13
climbing buddy61,20211-Feb-13
abseiling/top roping889508-Feb-13
Mobile Phone in the Mountains112134808-Feb-13
sore knuckles656707-Feb-13
Rate my rack251,86307-Feb-13
Next steps449604-Feb-13
How many quickdraws and which rope?683930-Jan-13
snow hole tuition1396029-Jan-13
Fort William Mountain Festival -26828-Jan-13
Protecting the environment vs yourself - "ethical" climbing441,56228-Jan-13
adjusting harness leg loops361128-Jan-13
Twisted my knee853625-Jan-13
3 peaks challenge321,70525-Jan-13
First foray into the Peak District241,20723-Jan-13
climbing course recommendations-34021-Jan-13
Introductory Leads, Glasgow area?550021-Jan-13
mountaineers in norfolk-29920-Jan-13
Trad Lead Course - Any Recommendations?987819-Jan-13
need advice and contacts468519-Jan-13
Assisting a SPA qualified instructor379613-Jan-13
Begginer - Finger & Grip Strength191,78612-Jan-13
4yr olds climbing582,93212-Jan-13
winter essentials-37911-Jan-13
Climbing Trousers282,04910-Jan-13
best easy leads in snowdonia1795910-Jan-13
Free winter skills instruction in Scotland 6th-11th January 581308-Jan-13
Alps Advice354808-Jan-13
To Club or not to Club??51,29406-Jan-13
New Zealand Mountaineering courses - opinions?243406-Jan-13
Starting out253402-Jan-13
Sweden unclimbed peaks486402-Jan-13
How to climb this?141,48031-Dec-12
Intensive/accelerated/fast track instructor courses81,23029-Dec-12
via ferrata grades131,06125-Dec-12
Emergency survival bag672420-Dec-12
First noticeable thump onto the bouldering mat81,30819-Dec-12
sport climbing411,39013-Dec-12
Should I be logging my climbs152,34112-Dec-12
Newbie snow belay questions473712-Dec-12
How is climbing outdoor in winter?352,10412-Dec-12
Winter Skills Courses for beginners462,13010-Dec-12
Tying in1596407-Dec-12
crampon choice350407-Dec-12
Half Ropes1495506-Dec-12
going on climbing trips alone and meeting climbing partners?166405-Dec-12
Choices at the multi-pitch sport belay331,25403-Dec-12
Help Needed-38602-Dec-12
What are the best mountains to climb in the UK?201,17801-Dec-12
Great forum, Thought its time to introduce myself!1068901-Dec-12
Climbing my yacht mast161,29130-Nov-12
Climbing Workouts using only Pull-up bar?163328-Nov-12
Learning to lead climb341,32428-Nov-12
First Winter Overnigfht366425-Nov-12
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