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Holds advice4474
Intro into climbing outdoors1352
good second rope4370
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb8710
Old Rope...2311
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales1248
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!5919
Sport climbing kit251,106
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,173
Climbing in London and further away7445
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes14509
Pregnant rock climbers?1496
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.7370
Right equipment for the job3433
Tendon question5301
Utter utter noob at 45.111,755
Lowering off302,024
help with group 10 June Langdale-216
Multi pitch sport questions10679
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?9437
Beginners training schedule251,193
Racking krabs261,091
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 4790
Ideal camalot sizes?15649
Crags in reach of Reading8423
Single parents getting outside.231,423
First trip outdoors, any advice?10573
New starter-keen and ready2356
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,056
sleeping bags4428
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth2182
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!4315
Gym -> Grit - started gear?12969
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-162
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?2178
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake District3544
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?8906
Climbing buddy wanted, London4711
Indoors / outdoors grades9881
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?5618
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?3303
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?231,492
Easter Weekend Climbing Advice26804
Multipitch UK grades331,455
Learning to lead on an indoor wall471,885
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginners894,769
Grade limits?8860
Newbie looking for info & locations3322
Pushing my grades5488
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead space271,341

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