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Fitness/gym routine for unfit new climberj3nesis22
Where to go for sport routes in UK?nutme11
What gear is needed for stanage??bobble off42
What's wrong with this picture?coolbert16
Why is it dangerous to climb with a single half rope ?indigo49
Location for top roping kids in SwanageBigsidney4
Simple abseiling questionBarrySW1939
climbing harnessjackellamorgan6
The Long Traverse, Torquay. How safe at Low Tide?andy_pemberton4
Bouldering places in the Lake Districtmarelibertas3
Need information on setting up a commercial bouldering centre.Tom34-
Rock Climbing Partner/mentor needed in SnowdoniaOurea-
Easy and accessible crags near Londonberna29
Improver looking to form bouldering group at Westwaymarelibertas-
Climbing club?Bren6
Intro to outdoor leadership, Bolton woodsy-
FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area woodsy-
Climbing etiquette mrgleb29
Bouldering gradesHenry Swandale9
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partnerJuniper Jen4
Ice Climbingemmswhit5
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.Dan Mckinlay-
Child Safety LinkBilly Jeffs4
Disabled woman would like to try climbingSmodaig7
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.WayneB15
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)Hyphin39
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in ScotlandMine22094
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)Kieran B5
Portland Sportchrisa8721
Starting outPete Ford6
Beginner climbercarla197427
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and TipsVenture20993
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands sazbomb24
Cleeve Hillroochop8
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, FreeMine2209-
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partnerShereeni3
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd AugustMine22091
Want to get out and sport climbelliot.baker8
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. Ridgewalker7422
Anka and figure of eightGraham Wright8
Starting off in SomersetGuy Millar4
Getting started in South Wales Trinder14
What no Commonwealth thread?Albaman5
Exeter NewbieMooly3
Packing to fly to the AlpsMountain Lass14
New Climber in the Cheddar Areareforma-
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisationTammisuo5
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area woodsy5
How do you encourage and motivate?Lobsbelow12
Beginner scrambleClimbyclaudie11
Newbie FriendlyJackwd17
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partnerRu-th242310
Bastow buttress TryfanLobsbelow1
Looking for half year climbing coursesAbrahamsen-
Too muscular to climb?ADHDean54
Will I ever learn to lead climb?Lobsbelow39
80Litre rucsacjpmci111
Via Ferrata Costsjwhepper16
Climbing clubs Central belt ScotlandRidgewalker744
Holds advicealex.youngman4