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Great opportunity to get up some classic climbs and scramblesskiascent-
buying first cams shumidrives26
starting back after a year long breakPhase-
Recommend a London club?BarrySW19-
Outdoor newbie - what to wearBarrySW1911
Youth ClimbingPete Cook-
Top rope in Cornwall Finlay.george3
Climbing in the Peaks this weekendswoosh10
My 8 year old's first climbing tripMarketBoy4
Easiest route up scarfellstuee0111
Sport multi pitchAhogg165
Hand traverse - oh my!fionafluffy25
Climbing with children in CornwallInes6
Looking for a Beginner climbing partner in south west Londonnexusventuri-
B3 Boots: Avoid skin peelingherblai10
Leaving the gym?SiGregory15
Why is it.....fionafluffy61
New to Lead- Question about placing protectionAwfullyBigAdvent...21
Scrambling guiding offeredpocosjoe6
Climbing near Aberystwyth - partners or courses?alitamlit3
Shortening a slingledifer15
Looking for climbing partner in Sheffield areasplat2million6
any advice for a fairly new climbermarkw19903
First time out - The Roachesdm3lions10
i need a book :)George Gibson6
Sport climbing for 10yr old near lancashire?spacecadetjake6
MIA Traineeclimber_medic3
New shoes!rjacko109
Climbing advice for beginnerCallum1230
Moderate/ Boulderer climber Heading to Brecon beaconMatrix2
Not enough quick drawsCraigyboy1327
Are terra pants breathable enough for Tanzania?hugo robinson-
First climb outdoorsThegypsy17
Climbing courses for beginners in BulgariaCliffSurtees-
Recommendations - Scottish Winter Skills Courses/GuidesTheMacGuffin22
adventure watch Matrix15
partner wanted in Plymouth/Devonmeowners-
absailing off tatCraigyboy1318
Ropes for CornwallHellflame4
Tent neededMatrix1
Looking for climbing partner(s) in Mid/ North Walesstuckinspace2
New Here!Soloist11
TBE Disease in Europe this summer...Tick Alert-
Instructor needed in Wintour's LeapGompertz11
bouldering near whitby?streetfighterjef...15
Gym training for climbing?climber00710
good bboks to read?streetfighterjef...4
First trad ropedaftdazza50
top roping at anglezarke chorleyduffy829
Troublesome TendonsDemRavens2
getting my boots on satstreetfighterjef...4
Free Instruction from MIA trainee in North Walesnawface9
BMC membership, member and individual membership upgrade...?Steve nevers49
How many quick draws do i need for cheeswring quarry cornwall!Finlay.george2
Sport Climbing beginnersddu3214
Beginner climbs in Wye ValleyGompertz3
Crags for kids in North Wales?darvill6836