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Via Ferrata Costs161,422
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland4244
Holds advice4475
Intro into climbing outdoors1353
good second rope4370
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb8710
Old Rope...2311
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales1250
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!5919
Sport climbing kit251,108
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,176
Climbing in London and further away7446
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes14510
Pregnant rock climbers?1498
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.7370
Right equipment for the job3434
Tendon question5303
Utter utter noob at 45.111,756
Lowering off302,025
help with group 10 June Langdale-217
Multi pitch sport questions10679
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?9437
Beginners training schedule251,194
Racking krabs261,095
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 4791
Ideal camalot sizes?15649
Crags in reach of Reading8425
Single parents getting outside.231,425
First trip outdoors, any advice?10573
New starter-keen and ready2356
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,056
sleeping bags4432
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth2183
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!4315
Gym -> Grit - started gear?12970
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-163
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?2178
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake District3546
Messy harnesses391,962
Children's crag in Lake district11408
Newbie just did my first lead needed! 141,246
help with groups in NW England wanted-152
Soloing Corvus (or not)564,171
bolted routes in the lower grades151,572
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climb111,503
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - Yorkshire7330
Split Tips12536
Starting out :)10476
much work for MIAs/ MICs?8908
Climbing buddy wanted, London4711
Indoors / outdoors grades9881
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?5618
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?3304
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?231,494
Easter Weekend Climbing Advice26805
Multipitch UK grades331,456
Learning to lead on an indoor wall471,886
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginners894,771
Grade limits?8861
Newbie looking for info & locations3322

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