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climbing coaching session lancs this satwoodsy1
Is this where a newb says hi?flopsicle8
Can you teach climbing? Returning after 15yr break.flopsicle10
Beginner booksshumidrives4
Rock climbing holidaysseniorlodwick3
In Good HandsAndy Cloquet-
Heading outdoors. What do I need to start sports climbing?Pete Fish22
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Need a book to teach me stuff (terminology, how to etc)fraidycat11
breathable wind proofjohn morgan-
Scary creaking noise in Harness/Rope...should I be afraid?fraidycat28
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starting out outdoors sport climbing0128marc7
Hi All...dazt280114
Coaching advice for a confident VS leaderdr_botnik21
Setting gear without climbingstretch148612
HELP! Anyone in Leeds?RossKirtley1
Multi-pitch TechniqueWillC49
why should you equip each sling with a screwgateralphio46
Next piece / set of trad rack protection to get?neuromancer34
Abseil KnotMike737
Scottish mountaineering coursestevetaylor201
Novice climber looking for partner to learn in/near BIRMINGHAMblairbear5
rock climbing feed backstebastian5
Next stepsBIG BAD JOHN11
Positive feedback wanted for Unconvinced Mrsyorkshiresherpa21
Yet another help shumidrives-
Glacier / snow walking - rope choicepaul walters-
spa trainees-mid week help in the peakwoodsy3
High NebLloyd Clark3
Trad protection on a seawall....rotax1238
Novice climber looking for people to learn with - AberdeenNewbie39-
moving on uprockchomper4
Centres with Trublue Self-Belay?Indoorclimber2
Sport climbing etiquette arnott7053611
Need advice/tips on clearing the base of a bouldering wallPhijinator5
outdoor climbingFlinticus1
Novice looking for someone to climb with in AviemoreSarahMae6
Climbing in Bastion?Desert gal30
London based aid climbing "teacher" wantedmila4
Bringing up a Second and Third on a Scramblebowls8
injured elbows and training HELP!andork1236
Needing advice on starting out!!!Smith177
top rope climbs North Yorkshire Moorsbjmorgan3
Climbing comp stupid questionScoldedcat2
Is a nutkey just a nutkey ?Oo48
Climbing and mountaineering AdCo826
Complete Amateur in DerbyshireHorsman922
Climbing partner wanted indoor notts/derbyshireNicegd1
That knot's importantspodling6
Rigging Rope - TypeBelayathon2
What do to when you think you might fall indoorsDandelion21
Question about tying in..a_faulding9
climbing/mountaineering clubTimothy Miller2
Newish user saying hi Scoldedcat12
Hi/climbing club north londonblablablacksheep4
climbing strength AdCo824
new shoes....HELP..!!!!Catwilduk9
trad rackjugs7
Belaying with Double ropesGazlynn27

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