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Best Beginner Climbs in the UKChris.Thomson15
Go outdoors harness Suffolknewbie5
Quick drawsleewil8616
Cure for split fingertips/hacksAlisonH5
Wild Camping in Mar/Aprilnator2
Looking for partner/guide near langdale h.cook20002
Simple Question - What is soloing?elliot.baker13
Belaying accidentsCharlieMack14
Stanage AdviceCallum_Pettigrew18
Winter ropesmoneykat4
Aonach Mor west faceRoger R11
Does anyone have any advice for tree climbing?chefslot17
Family Ski Holiday - Ill Wife - Etiquette?TempNewName30
Looking for climbing partner/guide July 5th-9th Gorges De Tarnsimonsnake773
Climbing Ben Nevis first time - need adviceLJ_London4
Experienced climber new to skiing Chris Huntington8
Entry level ski touring gear?grilly1
Easy sport routes h.cook200019
(advice) New cams for north wales.resqueman7
new to thisfhopple12318
Recovery Time as a New Climbermarkus6746
Any good sport climbing in the peak near Sheffieldh.cook20004
Walking clubs Nessa125
Leading a group scramble (training/qualification)Wildtraks5
Recommend Basic Cam set?Trish18
Mountain AidAndy Cloquet1
Multiple Krabs on Top Rope..JimBot58
First HVS in the South? dinodinosaur64
Fresh meat!Taff25099
Book for indoor climbing beginnerbobthetrain18
Help: starting winter mountaineering Csimp18
How do you really get into Ice climbing?swifty3
Lat pullswert4
Climbing the Matterhornluckywood8
Winter ice climbingPetre w-
help please! crux_crusader9
UK slab climbingFeast14
Why the Knot?Jimmi29
trad climbing partners angleseyleewil869
Is climbing a middle class sport/activity?Thelittlesthobo233
Cragging Car? KeenClimber9454
The Hatching of a Climberdemdyke19
Harness Recommendation. swifty5
Finger Recovery.swifty9
Finger Tapeswifty4
Winter climbing in cote d'azurOldrockjock19
Uttoxeter, novice looking for partners.jamescook4
Rock climbing coursesmalenasky11
Double rope belaysrussholland35
Prusik Cord Diameterrussholland8
Looking for Chamonix Winter HousingJonathan F2
Help yesterday lead my first 6c (been climbing 10 months)crux_crusader4
Shoes too tight?grabrail34
Finger painmumrikken10
cycling bad for climbingjohn025
Clubs around KetteringAlekpa3
Wrexham climberkevinlee1
Shoe recommendations h.cook200011
Winter climbing guided daynoteviljoe4
Hangboard under 16? George B0118