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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.

going on climbing trips alone and meeting climbing partners?1672
Choices at the multi-pitch sport belay331,263
Help Needed-394
What are the best mountains to climb in the UK?201,184
Great forum, Thought its time to introduce myself!10700
Climbing my yacht mast161,297
Climbing Workouts using only Pull-up bar?1640
Learning to lead climb341,332
First Winter Overnigfht3669
winter fitness 7830
Top tips for the mountains221,560
climbing coaching session lancs this sat1399
Is this where a newb says hi?81,125
Can you teach climbing? Returning after 15yr break.101,157
Beginner books4555
Rock climbing holidays3593
In Good Hands-451
Heading outdoors. What do I need to start sports climbing?221,088
Climbing with disability - what's my upper limit?191,317
Need a book to teach me stuff (terminology, how to etc)11676
breathable wind proof-339
Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?282,322
How many quickdraws needed for easy Mallorcan routes??4616
starting out outdoors sport climbing7628
Hi All...141,194
Coaching advice for a confident VS leader211,250
Setting gear without climbing121,494
HELP! Anyone in Leeds?1515
Multi-pitch Technique492,325
why should you equip each sling with a screwgate463,143
Next piece / set of trad rack protection to get?341,215
Abseil Knot372,666
Scottish mountaineering course1513
Novice climber looking for partner to learn in/near BIRMINGHAM5535
rock climbing feed back5846
Next steps111,227
Positive feedback wanted for Unconvinced Mrs212,106
Yet another help -395
Glacier / snow walking - rope choice-386
spa trainees-mid week help in the peak3712
High Neb3543
Trad protection on a seawall....81,070
Novice climber looking for people to learn with - Aberdeen-367
moving on up4520
Centres with Trublue Self-Belay?2638
Sport climbing etiquette 111,694
Need advice/tips on clearing the base of a bouldering wall5547
outdoor climbing1591
Novice looking for someone to climb with in Aviemore6586
Climbing in Bastion?302,284
London based aid climbing "teacher" wanted4831
Bringing up a Second and Third on a Scramble8638
injured elbows and training HELP!6564
Needing advice on starting out!!!7864
top rope climbs North Yorkshire Moors3699
Climbing comp stupid question2641
Is a nutkey just a nutkey ?482,522
Climbing and mountaineering 61,197
Complete Amateur in Derbyshire2706

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