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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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Cleaning roofs on sport climbsBertbee755304-Jul-12
child friendly grit crags, peak districtmanwithacam1677204-Jul-12
advice wanted on child harnessesmanwithacam1260003-Jul-12
Wild Country Harness Wear IndicatorGazlynn678003-Jul-12
Setting up a top rope with only a dynamic rope?robinmuzette332,04001-Jul-12
Looking for someone to climb with in KentEarl336830-Jun-12
Constructing quickdrawsSkip559829-Jun-12
Camping and climbing for beginners, South Wales and surroundinglukehoddinott558528-Jun-12
Climbing partner in Sheffield over Summer!Natalyaaa563027-Jun-12
Building an anchor - Improvising sianabanana201,26226-Jun-12
N Wales climber happy to pass on knowledge/skills Mon/Tuesranners-44824-Jun-12
New members event - Burton-on-Trent Mountaineering ClubVertical farmer456423-Jun-12
anybody willing to teach me to belay in sheffield?AshBash1293022-Jun-12
Where dd you take your kids to learn outdoors?localboy1197921-Jun-12
Backing off routes?Bertbee151,15021-Jun-12
Advice, Belaying a BIG beginner on a indoor wall scotlass342,10019-Jun-12
Recommend me some Double Ropessianabanana301,28319-Jun-12
Mountain Leader practice refresher courseAdCo82651917-Jun-12
Finger numbnessVulgar_Monkey139816-Jun-12
Securing a static rope to attach belay karabinerjakass231,66716-Jun-12
mamba vs alpha sport?hedgehog77140314-Jun-12
MIA trainee looking for teaching days 14-15 July 2012brockers694514-Jun-12
Beginner trad rack and the DMM 4CUmatt1024191,17114-Jun-12
OMM 25l Classic - can it hold walking polesajsaddacs238412-Jun-12
Climbing this summerZina484411-Jun-12
Best placed for relaxed easy trad in OgwenOujmik1495811-Jun-12
Hanging Belay Station, Wiregate or Locking Biner.phil4561699008-Jun-12
Jagged Globe Scottish Winter Courses (Intro)IHaveADream353307-Jun-12
Books to read on Big Wall Soloingzakmacro856007-Jun-12
escape the system by taking off harnessRich Tyler352,46807-Jun-12
Free multi pitch climbing instruction 9th /10th JuneMaggie B61,19307-Jun-12
whats the head doing?hedgehog77259204-Jun-12
climbers near tonbrigeMarina Trendafilka341904-Jun-12
Moy Crag questionsverygneiss336603-Jun-12
learning to climbyorkshire lass476202-Jun-12
new to climbing... HELPleehawkins1688802-Jun-12
Advice on belay building pleasemikehike281,47302-Jun-12
Suffolk beginners??Dan-uk1372101-Jun-12
advice for someone new to real rockphilbert_mcpleb261,61701-Jun-12
Scrambling rack (again, sorry...)Taurig251,38231-May-12
Quickdraws again!dougp87161,10831-May-12
Come with me to climb?anavsada281630-May-12
Book recommendations please!AlisonSmiles649730-May-12
Suitable beginners crags near UllapoolCalski1062429-May-12
Helping a 7yr old get over their fearglenc3596329-May-12
Easy climbing around bristolIron Face662729-May-12
New to climbing where best to startbash123358128-May-12
Free Single Pitch Climbing Instructionpauljackson282628-May-12
When to start climbingflo78131,04228-May-12
Question for female climberskotiko242,23326-May-12
What is a "Rib" in climbing guides SimonMarcYoung362925-May-12
Kalymnos Multi-pitchfreddy25452125-May-12
Belay Device Stickingryanrawlings231,21624-May-12
Free multipitch climbing instruction - w/e 26/27th MayMaggie B155424-May-12
Help to become an instuctorsib_m221,22424-May-12
Devon Based MIA Trainee looking for practice clientsRB Climbing91,20522-May-12
Dry Tooling in the Lake Districtsport_climber_pro2182322-May-12
using a rope with out harness??Cadairmanuk191,41221-May-12
Knackered Elbows4450mills976721-May-12
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