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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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Peak District Sport for Beginners1562
Sport Climb taboo464,382
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Instructor Recommendation5987
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