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gear4rocks trad gear341,976
Am i in the right place81,022
university mountaineering clubs171,717
A few very noob questions181,448
Bouldering safety7610
Beginners Trad climbing. 221,675
New Forum User - Congleton and Formby8796
Hanging belay - management of half ropes261,693
Help! Snowdon / Skills?-361
Sweaty palms6651
La Sportiva Katanas 5576
QMD - Mountain Leader Award121,007
Ben lomond10593
So 8wks in to returning to climbing and...71,660
high altitude beginner!141,008
climbing buddy61,210
abseiling/top roping8901
Mobile Phone in the Mountains1121355
sore knuckles6576
Rate my rack251,870
Next steps4502
How many quickdraws and which rope?6844
snow hole tuition13967
Fort William Mountain Festival -271
Protecting the environment vs yourself - "ethical" climbing441,570
adjusting harness leg loops3618
Twisted my knee8545
3 peaks challenge321,715
First foray into the Peak District241,216
climbing course recommendations-344
Introductory Leads, Glasgow area?5510
mountaineers in norfolk-304
Trad Lead Course - Any Recommendations?9889
need advice and contacts4689
Assisting a SPA qualified instructor3800
Begginer - Finger & Grip Strength191,792
4yr olds climbing582,940
winter essentials-383
Climbing Trousers282,067
best easy leads in snowdonia17970
Free winter skills instruction in Scotland 6th-11th January 5821
Alps Advice3554
To Club or not to Club??51,301
New Zealand Mountaineering courses - opinions?2441
Starting out2542
Sweden unclimbed peaks4873
How to climb this?141,482
Intensive/accelerated/fast track instructor courses81,235
via ferrata grades131,072
Emergency survival bag6733
First noticeable thump onto the bouldering mat81,316
sport climbing411,399
Should I be logging my climbs152,353
Newbie snow belay questions4744
How is climbing outdoor in winter?352,115
Winter Skills Courses for beginners462,139
Tying in15977
crampon choice3509
Half Ropes14962

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