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Experienced climber needefMike Morton2
Rope distance on a knife edge snow ridgeTowering Serac4
North Devon Sports Climbing AdviceStruggle Meister9
Learning mountain rope skillsunicycleboy4
One person outdoor climbingphja22
Abseiling Issue.TomWeeks15
Climbing towers safetyramizlol13
Learning to Lead- teacher or fellow learner wantedfigure84
Rookie questions....ATGNI20
Guiding and Instructing with a 'Disability'. Help needed. rocky5713
Naming a possible new climbGarston8
Beginner looking for advice..RJNewbie20
Information videosTamsinEB17
Mont Blanc Traverse Trip ReportKeiran-
Moving onto lead climbing - questions.PamPam18
Good magazines for kids Sleepymrsp2
How did I manage without them? UK guide and technical adviceRoobag4
Pain in the....Roobag5
Seeking Climbing Group / Friends1982climber6
Plus sized and disabled but would love to try climbingSleepymrsp18
Not climbing enoughdanmitchable8
[WANTED] Cheap Bouldering Matdaw87-
Northampton female climbing partner aramistonks-
First rope. Edelrid Python or Beal Edlingertoshkas18
New climber. what gear?Roobag16
Looking for climbing partnersAlanDclimbindevo...-
Am I missing anything?mcanuda20
Beginner rope adviceThelittlesthobo14
Tryvan's North Tower Eve10
Climbing partner Newcastlemja5212
Women climbing north walesOws-
outdoor leading courseb-mouse12
MiaScott stevenson2
Free Intro to climbing thu 23 Julywoodsy-
Free tuition : Learn to lead / scramblingg23
Where to buy guidebooks?Tpgough12
Kids tree climbing rig / setupDj_jaimej10
Cuillin Ridge talk - Bob Thomaspaul59-
Bouldering CompetitionJimeny cricket3
Roped solo using carabiners and alpine butterflies?Bennett Leather24
Dinas Cromlech - Gear AdviceLuke Kirby12
Pulley effectbarry donovan13
Top roping area for beginners in the lake districtlotoad8
altimeter appMatis19
MIA trainee looking to teach beginners North walesesther3
New to Pwllhelishem1
Portland Trad Climbing - "Pegs required"?MrJoshua12
Hand power to weight ratiotinytom4
Equipment hire in chamonix.mrgleb2
Climbing partner LancasterDando3
Beginner in UKbenedetta72779
MIA Trainee in North Wales offering free instruction Kate Edhouse5
Climbing instructorFlinticus7
leading littlejon867
Climbers in Cambridge area????Poly pocket1
Racking hexagonals/rockcentricsElvisMax17