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Educational videos for new climbersgirlclimber7
Starting OutDoorRaider13
Shoe recommendationsDjcandeland4
hex racking questionmaxsmith2
New to winter climbing! Jordan Ekland-
Open vs sewn quickdraw slingsandyjohnson012
What size ice axe do I need (newbie)Icarus115
New climber needing professional qualified instructor Roghanmer1
Beginner climber looking for Mia trainee for experienceRoghanmer6
Cheap SPA course recommendationsJuan S2
MIA trainee giving free instruction on roped scrambling joedoherty2
How to know if you can setup a top rope?IndyJK982
rigging a top-rope and abseilingmaxsmith10
Getting back into it...LakeDistrictMoun...2
Swanage - single pitch trad climbingorangelizard22
Climbing rope diameter and length h.cook200015
Typical learning curveWaterMonkey23
Climbing award advise danmitchable16
CAC event this Friday, Nottinghamandi turner2
Recommendations? Gills7
Moving well on broken groundcorinne28
where to go top roping in the peak district h.cook200031
horseshoe quarry h.cook20007
Sesiynnau dringo i merched / Climbing sessions for womenOws1
Getting into route settingmatthew_paraclim...2
MIA Trainee looking to gain more scrambling teaching days. joedoherty2
Why a static rope for rigging up a climb?IndyJK912
Shedding skin from hands, is this normal?PamPam21
New to climbing - shoes and harness questionCammykaze5
new to climbing can anybody suggest where to startthebabyrhino2
Is this harness ok?IndyJK913
Asolo boots.mrgleb2
Edelrid 9.7 anniversary rope 60m as my first?Roobag1
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