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First trip outdoors, any advice?1056018-May-14
New starter-keen and ready234017-May-14
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,04116-May-14
sleeping bags440814-May-14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth216709-May-14
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!430309-May-14
Gym -> Grit - started gear?1295707-May-14
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-15306-May-14
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?216505-May-14
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake District353304-May-14
Messy harnesses391,94004-May-14
Children's crag in Lake district1139630-Apr-14
Newbie just did my first lead needed! 141,22830-Apr-14
help with groups in NW England wanted-14129-Apr-14
Soloing Corvus (or not)564,15225-Apr-14
bolted routes in the lower grades151,55924-Apr-14
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climb111,48324-Apr-14
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - Yorkshire731722-Apr-14
Split Tips1252122-Apr-14
Starting out :)1046222-Apr-14
much work for MIAs/ MICs?889321-Apr-14
Climbing buddy wanted, London469820-Apr-14
Indoors / outdoors grades986317-Apr-14
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?560615-Apr-14
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?329113-Apr-14
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?231,46412-Apr-14
Easter Weekend Climbing Advice2679312-Apr-14
Multipitch UK grades331,44311-Apr-14
Learning to lead on an indoor wall471,86909-Apr-14
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginners894,73509-Apr-14
Grade limits?885107-Apr-14
Newbie looking for info & locations331107-Apr-14
Pushing my grades548006-Apr-14
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead space271,32905-Apr-14
Portland instruction646504-Apr-14
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?-16803-Apr-14
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!527430-Mar-14
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?750729-Mar-14
t shirts and baby vests325727-Mar-14
Climbing grades137125-Mar-14
First rope?332924-Mar-14
prusik lengths1368324-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,49522-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 1082322-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt1186921-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. 553616-Mar-14
Mont Blanc442,30915-Mar-14
Exercises for climbing1094812-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,86211-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater228110-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,80110-Mar-14
belaying 134009-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!759208-Mar-14
Getting experience536207-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs853207-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb with131,00805-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generation435904-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 1783927-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh656226-Feb-14
Sardinia in Autumn421324-Feb-14
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