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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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Newbie just did my first lead needed! 141,22130-Apr-14
help with groups in NW England wanted-13829-Apr-14
Soloing Corvus (or not)564,14925-Apr-14
bolted routes in the lower grades151,54224-Apr-14
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climb111,47824-Apr-14
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - Yorkshire731022-Apr-14
Split Tips1251122-Apr-14
Starting out :)1045822-Apr-14
much work for MIAs/ MICs?888821-Apr-14
Climbing buddy wanted, London469020-Apr-14
Indoors / outdoors grades985517-Apr-14
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?560315-Apr-14
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?328213-Apr-14
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?231,45412-Apr-14
Easter Weekend Climbing Advice2679012-Apr-14
Multipitch UK grades331,43811-Apr-14
Learning to lead on an indoor wall471,85709-Apr-14
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginners894,71909-Apr-14
Grade limits?884707-Apr-14
Newbie looking for info & locations330907-Apr-14
Pushing my grades547806-Apr-14
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead space271,32405-Apr-14
Portland instruction645004-Apr-14
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?-16203-Apr-14
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!526830-Mar-14
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?750029-Mar-14
t shirts and baby vests325627-Mar-14
Climbing grades136525-Mar-14
First rope?332424-Mar-14
prusik lengths1367524-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)181,49022-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. 1081022-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shunt1184721-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. 553216-Mar-14
Mont Blanc442,30215-Mar-14
Exercises for climbing1094412-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....682,85111-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater227710-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?131,79510-Mar-14
belaying 133509-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!758808-Mar-14
Getting experience535907-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffs852807-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb with1399905-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generation435504-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. 1783327-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh655626-Feb-14
Sardinia in Autumn420324-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and Crampons-9022-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alone131,04520-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek races-8119-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of Ballater453419-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventure-12817-Feb-14
help designing a training plan446813-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)236213-Feb-14
Height and weight967611-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe question873710-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!1186710-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing 538009-Feb-14
Belaying from above812,79109-Feb-14
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