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Recommendations? Gills7
Moving well on broken groundcorinne28
where to go top roping in the peak district Harry Cook31
horseshoe quarry Harry Cook7
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
Looking for climbing partnersAlanDclimbindevo...-
Am I missing anything?mcanuda20
Beginner rope adviceAndrew Kin14
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