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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.

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Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?282,30809-Nov-12
How many quickdraws needed for easy Mallorcan routes??460208-Nov-12
starting out outdoors sport climbing761308-Nov-12
Hi All...141,18102-Nov-12
Coaching advice for a confident VS leader211,23701-Nov-12
Setting gear without climbing121,48201-Nov-12
HELP! Anyone in Leeds?150330-Oct-12
Multi-pitch Technique492,31029-Oct-12
why should you equip each sling with a screwgate463,13029-Oct-12
Next piece / set of trad rack protection to get?341,20426-Oct-12
Abseil Knot372,64726-Oct-12
Scottish mountaineering course150122-Oct-12
Novice climber looking for partner to learn in/near BIRMINGHAM552722-Oct-12
rock climbing feed back583622-Oct-12
Next steps111,22019-Oct-12
Positive feedback wanted for Unconvinced Mrs212,09318-Oct-12
Yet another help -38518-Oct-12
Glacier / snow walking - rope choice-37218-Oct-12
spa trainees-mid week help in the peak370518-Oct-12
High Neb353117-Oct-12
Trad protection on a seawall....81,06116-Oct-12
Novice climber looking for people to learn with - Aberdeen-35916-Oct-12
moving on up450915-Oct-12
Centres with Trublue Self-Belay?263013-Oct-12
Sport climbing etiquette 111,68212-Oct-12
Need advice/tips on clearing the base of a bouldering wall553811-Oct-12
outdoor climbing158411-Oct-12
Novice looking for someone to climb with in Aviemore657811-Oct-12
Climbing in Bastion?302,27510-Oct-12
London based aid climbing "teacher" wanted481909-Oct-12
Bringing up a Second and Third on a Scramble862509-Oct-12
injured elbows and training HELP!655208-Oct-12
Needing advice on starting out!!!785307-Oct-12
top rope climbs North Yorkshire Moors367605-Oct-12
Climbing comp stupid question263202-Oct-12
Is a nutkey just a nutkey ?482,51201-Oct-12
Climbing and mountaineering 61,18730-Sep-12
Complete Amateur in Derbyshire270030-Sep-12
Climbing partner wanted indoor notts/derbyshire146429-Sep-12
That knot's important61,91429-Sep-12
Rigging Rope - Type269528-Sep-12
What do to when you think you might fall indoors212,43327-Sep-12
Question about tying in..91,47227-Sep-12
climbing/mountaineering club258426-Sep-12
Newish user saying hi 1278026-Sep-12
Hi/climbing club north london454223-Sep-12
climbing strength 41,14321-Sep-12
new shoes....HELP..!!!!991121-Sep-12
trad rack71,11020-Sep-12
Belaying with Double ropes271,27719-Sep-12
6b Beginner Looking for Some Basic Insight51,22918-Sep-12
mountaineering fitness141,47118-Sep-12
Altitude experience climbing november355417-Sep-12
Learning to climb in Birmingham659317-Sep-12
learning how to climb trad61,31115-Sep-12
Blisters... HELP!!153013-Sep-12
another top rope sheffield587812-Sep-12
Live in Bolton? multi activity course in The Peak 16-19 Oct249812-Sep-12
Peak District Sport for Beginners155212-Sep-12
Sport Climb taboo464,37111-Sep-12
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