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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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new shoes....HELP..!!!!9919
trad rack71,121
Belaying with Double ropes271,288
6b Beginner Looking for Some Basic Insight51,237
mountaineering fitness141,481
Altitude experience climbing november3564
Learning to climb in Birmingham6608
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another top rope sheffield5889
Live in Bolton? multi activity course in The Peak 16-19 Oct2509
Peak District Sport for Beginners1562
Sport Climb taboo464,382
witches quarry guide5567
Training at Sea 3568
Expedition Training Program/Jobs?1477
Buying gear8886
Tips for "sit starts" - indoor bouldering212,029
Chalk Talk - Novice scrambing/rock climbing days in North Wales-486
Self belay climbing centre 1727
Where best to start trad climbing - cornwall/Devon6663
I want to learn Trad !71,132
starting outside12922
Instructor Recommendation5987
Climbing two days in a row?8929
Cheap Rope?311,715
Reachy problems a problem for short climber - improve dynos?11968
Winter Climbing- where to start 7723
Warm winter climbs1512
getting started10649
BMC Climbing Walls Essentials DVD1436
MIA trainees-586
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Scottish winter mountaineering/climbing3633
Beginner trad in central Scotland8611
Asking for sponsorship........91,128
child harness and helmet17607
sheffield this afternoon1407
Belaying from the top201,099
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