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Trad protection on a seawall....rotax12381,04516-Oct-12
Novice climber looking for people to learn with - AberdeenNewbie39-34416-Oct-12
moving on uprockchomper449215-Oct-12
Centres with Trublue Self-Belay?Indoorclimber260413-Oct-12
Sport climbing etiquette arnott70536111,65312-Oct-12
Need advice/tips on clearing the base of a bouldering wallPhijinator551911-Oct-12
outdoor climbingFlinticus156511-Oct-12
Novice looking for someone to climb with in AviemoreSarahMae655711-Oct-12
Climbing in Bastion?Desert gal302,25910-Oct-12
London based aid climbing "teacher" wantedmila479809-Oct-12
Bringing up a Second and Third on a Scramblebowls860309-Oct-12
injured elbows and training HELP!andork123653308-Oct-12
Needing advice on starting out!!!Smith17781707-Oct-12
top rope climbs North Yorkshire Moorsbjmorgan363705-Oct-12
Climbing comp stupid questionScoldedcat261402-Oct-12
Is a nutkey just a nutkey ?Oo482,49201-Oct-12
Climbing and mountaineering AdCo8261,16730-Sep-12
Complete Amateur in DerbyshireHorsman92267930-Sep-12
Climbing partner wanted indoor notts/derbyshireNicegd144629-Sep-12
That knot's importantspodling61,89629-Sep-12
Rigging Rope - TypeBelayathon266928-Sep-12
What do to when you think you might fall indoorsDandelion212,41127-Sep-12
Question about tying in..a_faulding91,45027-Sep-12
climbing/mountaineering clubTimothy Miller256526-Sep-12
Newish user saying hi Scoldedcat1275726-Sep-12
Hi/climbing club north londonblablablacksheep452423-Sep-12
climbing strength AdCo8241,12421-Sep-12
new shoes....HELP..!!!!Catwilduk989421-Sep-12
trad rackjugs71,09020-Sep-12
Belaying with Double ropesGazlynn271,25119-Sep-12
6b Beginner Looking for Some Basic InsightZen51,21518-Sep-12
mountaineering fitnessAdCo82141,45118-Sep-12
Altitude experience climbing novemberstevetaylor20353517-Sep-12
Learning to climb in Birminghamesme.with.squalor657317-Sep-12
learning how to climb tradAJ1261,28715-Sep-12
Blisters... HELP!!stingray_tara150813-Sep-12
another top rope sheffieldshumidrives585512-Sep-12
Live in Bolton? multi activity course in The Peak 16-19 Octwoodsy247812-Sep-12
Peak District Sport for BeginnersE.T.1152712-Sep-12
Sport Climb tabooLiam187464,34711-Sep-12
witches quarry guide0128marc553811-Sep-12
Training at Sea TDBM353110-Sep-12
Expedition Training Program/Jobs?as646144710-Sep-12
Buying geartajasel885708-Sep-12
Tips for "sit starts" - indoor boulderinggeebus211,96006-Sep-12
Chalk Talk - Novice scrambing/rock climbing days in North Walesskiascent-45831-Aug-12
Self belay climbing centre Cal169929-Aug-12
Where best to start trad climbing - cornwall/Devonchers663329-Aug-12
I want to learn Trad !jamieelston71,09829-Aug-12
starting outsideshumidrives1289429-Aug-12
Instructor Recommendationjonnylowes596128-Aug-12
Climbing two days in a row?geebus890228-Aug-12
Cheap Rope?Patrik333311,68428-Aug-12
Reachy problems a problem for short climber - improve dynos?Chalky-Monkey1193228-Aug-12
Winter Climbing- where to start zakmacro769728-Aug-12
Warm winter climbsBanana Cockroach148527-Aug-12
getting startedmjason1061527-Aug-12
BMC Climbing Walls Essentials DVDAnnoying Twit140926-Aug-12
MIA traineesTjstewart-55525-Aug-12
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