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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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help with group 10 June Langdale-20703-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1067301-Jun-14
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?943128-May-14
Beginners training schedule251,18227-May-14
Racking krabs261,07326-May-14
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 478326-May-14
Ideal camalot sizes?1564324-May-14
Crags in reach of Reading841622-May-14
Single parents getting outside.231,41619-May-14
First trip outdoors, any advice?1056918-May-14
New starter-keen and ready234717-May-14
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,05116-May-14
sleeping bags442114-May-14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth217409-May-14
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!430909-May-14
Gym -> Grit - started gear?1296407-May-14
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-15806-May-14
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?217105-May-14
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake District353904-May-14
Messy harnesses391,94904-May-14
Children's crag in Lake district1140030-Apr-14
Newbie just did my first lead needed! 141,23630-Apr-14
help with groups in NW England wanted-14629-Apr-14
Soloing Corvus (or not)564,16225-Apr-14
bolted routes in the lower grades151,56824-Apr-14
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climb111,49724-Apr-14
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - Yorkshire732222-Apr-14
Split Tips1252722-Apr-14
Starting out :)1046922-Apr-14
much work for MIAs/ MICs?889921-Apr-14
Climbing buddy wanted, London470420-Apr-14
Indoors / outdoors grades987417-Apr-14
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?561215-Apr-14
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?329413-Apr-14
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?231,47712-Apr-14
Easter Weekend Climbing Advice2680012-Apr-14
Multipitch UK grades331,44811-Apr-14
Learning to lead on an indoor wall471,87609-Apr-14
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginners894,75309-Apr-14
Grade limits?885307-Apr-14
Newbie looking for info & locations331607-Apr-14
Pushing my grades548306-Apr-14
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead space271,33405-Apr-14
Portland instruction647804-Apr-14
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?-17303-Apr-14
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!528030-Mar-14
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?751229-Mar-14
t shirts and baby vests326227-Mar-14
Climbing grades137525-Mar-14
First rope?333424-Mar-14
prusik lengths1369224-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,50122-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 1083722-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt1188521-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. 554516-Mar-14
Mont Blanc442,32415-Mar-14
Exercises for climbing1095812-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,88311-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater228810-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,80910-Mar-14
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