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New to boulderingclimbwhenready5
New to double ropeScruffy3
Sport climbing spots in Bristol?swifty47
Corse - Calvi boulderingJan Kubicek-
More Free multi pitch / learning trad Tuition (North Wales)Kerm2
A quickdrawOldbro310
My first climbing video edit- not climbing the Matterhornguy127917-
MIA Trainee - free multi-pitch or scrambling instructionijd2014
Junior scrambles Pigmy10
Mentor wantedjamescook3
Nuts away Oldbro38
Canyoning & ghyll scramblingmc200615
Llanberis climbing leewil862
Arran, Glen Sannox-Cir Mhor-Loch Tannacamy135
Climbing using different length half ropessamnbuk6
Summer Sport and trad in the Midi Pyrenees - Gear checksamnbuk6
Small biner for chalk bagrhysowen36
Completely new to climbing?Tom19916
Direct belay from anchor with ATCCCob48
Help with groups Lancs, Peak, Lakes etc.. Greyjambon9
High Lining peaker16-
Llanberis climbingJandwilson4
Help with Mountaineering Boots!Shiv873
Top roping area for beginners near Kendal, Lake DistrictBen19852
Matterhorn Preparationfflstylee2
Beef hays 3.3 peak tent Sue Warner-
Desperately seeking Rab Ridge MasterWill Bazeley-
How To Prepare for Alpinism Course in The Netherlands?Treck13
MIA trainee - Free multipitch climbing/scrambling instructionJonnySchofield2
Climbing partner for Italy (Dolomites?) In July neededRuby Mills-
snake pass climbingdanny613792
New climber Alex Conway6
In situ beiners leewil8637
via ferrata pulleysHOLTY-
MIA trainee offering free instructionHarry Ellis9
Deep water solo - starting climbMarkH1437
Help with climbing shoesFR581119
Too high for top rope?Einriba24
Single pitch awardKerrytanner-
Harness Sizing questionFlyinggardener13
Kit needed!!!!!jkmurray10
Sport climbing near Richmond, North YorkshireOrange8
Building a first rackSleepy_trucker19
Anyone in Essex want to start climbing?warren19899
Climbing clubs near hull/Scunthorpe Harry Cook1
Grit helpJuicymite864
Toe pain and shoe sizeMikeMarcus17
Scratch on carGish28271
MIA crib goghMaysie0110
New to climbing Shane jones45
Starting outsideHector...5
Easy sport climbsGills19
peak crag close to train stationMikeMarcus17
Peak Districttyke963
FREE Opportunities: Learn to lead on multi-pitch routesg2-
Deep water soloing partner El Nido, Phillippines hazwil21-
Outdoor climbing holidayJandwilson21
How can I improve? mc200654