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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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trad rack71,11520-Sep-12
Belaying with Double ropes271,28319-Sep-12
6b Beginner Looking for Some Basic Insight51,23618-Sep-12
mountaineering fitness141,47718-Sep-12
Altitude experience climbing november355817-Sep-12
Learning to climb in Birmingham660117-Sep-12
learning how to climb trad61,31815-Sep-12
Blisters... HELP!!153513-Sep-12
another top rope sheffield588412-Sep-12
Live in Bolton? multi activity course in The Peak 16-19 Oct250512-Sep-12
Peak District Sport for Beginners155812-Sep-12
Sport Climb taboo464,37711-Sep-12
witches quarry guide556211-Sep-12
Training at Sea 356210-Sep-12
Expedition Training Program/Jobs?147510-Sep-12
Buying gear888308-Sep-12
Tips for "sit starts" - indoor bouldering212,00606-Sep-12
Chalk Talk - Novice scrambing/rock climbing days in North Wales-48131-Aug-12
Self belay climbing centre 172229-Aug-12
Where best to start trad climbing - cornwall/Devon666029-Aug-12
I want to learn Trad !71,12629-Aug-12
starting outside1291929-Aug-12
Instructor Recommendation598328-Aug-12
Climbing two days in a row?892628-Aug-12
Cheap Rope?311,70928-Aug-12
Reachy problems a problem for short climber - improve dynos?1196628-Aug-12
Winter Climbing- where to start 772228-Aug-12
Warm winter climbs150827-Aug-12
getting started1064227-Aug-12
BMC Climbing Walls Essentials DVD143226-Aug-12
MIA trainees-58225-Aug-12
Looking For Partners - Cambridgeshire452224-Aug-12
Scottish winter mountaineering/climbing363124-Aug-12
Beginner trad in central Scotland860724-Aug-12
Asking for sponsorship........91,12223-Aug-12
child harness and helmet1760423-Aug-12
sheffield this afternoon140322-Aug-12
Belaying from the top201,09621-Aug-12
outdoor climbing help356420-Aug-12
How to get started780120-Aug-12
Patient lakeland partner needed588019-Aug-12
Oxfordshire / Milton Keynes area climbing partner562017-Aug-12
MIA trainees-52816-Aug-12
climbing buddy-44016-Aug-12
top roping sheffield897116-Aug-12
MIA trainee seeking practice partners July / August61,18515-Aug-12
Adding a strap to your rig .679815-Aug-12
Some advice for a beginner? 469115-Aug-12
belayer and seconder out of hearing range241,40013-Aug-12
New bee Dorset 985812-Aug-12
Causey Quarry Theft111,43411-Aug-12
South West - Easy Access Crag755511-Aug-12
Hi and DWS343210-Aug-12
camping stanage edge690910-Aug-12
Free instruction/ climbing session during school hols-49510-Aug-12
how to tie off a belay plate....121,39108-Aug-12
First-timer advice for Swanage181,11107-Aug-12
Child friendly climbing around Cheddar1286906-Aug-12
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