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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.

Half Ropes14963
going on climbing trips alone and meeting climbing partners?1676
Choices at the multi-pitch sport belay331,266
Help Needed-397
What are the best mountains to climb in the UK?201,186
Great forum, Thought its time to introduce myself!10702
Climbing my yacht mast161,298
Climbing Workouts using only Pull-up bar?1644
Learning to lead climb341,334
First Winter Overnigfht3670
winter fitness 7831
Top tips for the mountains221,565
climbing coaching session lancs this sat1403
Is this where a newb says hi?81,127
Can you teach climbing? Returning after 15yr break.101,160
Beginner books4557
Rock climbing holidays3595
In Good Hands-452
Heading outdoors. What do I need to start sports climbing?221,090
Climbing with disability - what's my upper limit?191,318
Need a book to teach me stuff (terminology, how to etc)11677
breathable wind proof-341
Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?282,323
How many quickdraws needed for easy Mallorcan routes??4618
starting out outdoors sport climbing7629
Hi All...141,196
Coaching advice for a confident VS leader211,252
Setting gear without climbing121,496
HELP! Anyone in Leeds?1516
Multi-pitch Technique492,329
why should you equip each sling with a screwgate463,144
Next piece / set of trad rack protection to get?341,216
Abseil Knot372,666
Scottish mountaineering course1517
Novice climber looking for partner to learn in/near BIRMINGHAM5536
rock climbing feed back5846
Next steps111,228
Positive feedback wanted for Unconvinced Mrs212,107
Yet another help -396
Glacier / snow walking - rope choice-386
spa trainees-mid week help in the peak3716
High Neb3543
Trad protection on a seawall....81,070
Novice climber looking for people to learn with - Aberdeen-368
moving on up4522
Centres with Trublue Self-Belay?2642
Sport climbing etiquette 111,697
Need advice/tips on clearing the base of a bouldering wall5548
outdoor climbing1592
Novice looking for someone to climb with in Aviemore6587
Climbing in Bastion?302,286
London based aid climbing "teacher" wanted4831
Bringing up a Second and Third on a Scramble8640
injured elbows and training HELP!6565
Needing advice on starting out!!!7865
top rope climbs North Yorkshire Moors3700
Climbing comp stupid question2641
Is a nutkey just a nutkey ?482,522
Climbing and mountaineering 61,199

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