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TopicsPosted byReplies
Does trad gear pop out *that* often?two_tapirs56
Recommend a coach?Sleepy_trucker7
Regaining Strengthswifty2
Move to outdoorJToms9
accessory cord for abseilingElvisMax141
Washing kit after sea cliff climbingbonebag5
Why always use quickdraws?MikeMarcus13
Correct cowstails/lanyards for Via FerrataFlatt716
Stupid Question - why can't you abseil on accessory cord?!elliot.baker27
Beginner Outdoor BoulderingStephenAS1
Where can I get kitted outpdanvers13
Contact details for Mark Pretty?Gordonbp-
How much indoor lead fall practice can a 4 year old rope take?elliot.baker5
Anybody need a student/future 2ndStephen30052
Performance Plateaus In Slackliningsampollitt-
New noob guidanceKen.Garner10
First Time snowdonlimmy2
Performance Plateaus in Slacklining Surveysampollitt-
finding groupls to climb withtonytc8
Pex Hill: Area for Beginners and GroupsPekkie-
Multi-pitch etiquette Fenda10
Multi-pitch routes near SheffieldSilentPartner6
Beginner holds?Martino2
New noobPhotographer_Tre...6
Organised Outdoor Climbing Introduction for Childrenflaneur8
Getting To Scotlandalistair...1
Newbie LeicsJ8mesb9
Top roping hostility. Why?MikeMarcus139
Anyone info on guide company -
Nerves before climbing a route new to meDaveL12343
Advice on Scottish Winter GuidingMarcus S4
Learning Curveswifty9
New to outside climbingSuffolknewbie20
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 Harry Cook2
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 Harry Cook19
(advice) New cams for north wales.resqueman7
new to thisfhopple12318
Recovery Time as a New Climbermarkus6746
Any good sport climbing in the peak near SheffieldHarry Cook4
Walking clubs Nessa125
Leading a group scramble (training/qualification)Wildtraks5
Recommend Basic Cam set?Trish18
Mountain AidAndy Cloquet1