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Intro into climbing outdoorshuwie1
good second ropemrgleb4
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climbConstaBern8
Old Rope...alone_withmyaxe2
Climbing vacation in northern England/WalesEhrnhoefer1
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!alone_withmyaxe5
Sport climbing kitFlinticus25
Quiet Crags in DerbyshireMike50518
Climbing in London and further awayth1nk7
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routesSambucaHughes14
Pregnant rock climbers?Shelley Marsden1
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.LP7
Right equipment for the jobScorpio3
Tendon questionPewtle5
Utter utter noob at 45.Zanx11
Lowering offlone30
help with group 10 June Langdalewoodsy-
Multi pitch sport questionsThe Norris10
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?TClimb9
Beginners training schedulekamsy25
Racking krabsFirestarter26
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? Banana Cockroach4
Ideal camalot sizes?J_Trottet15
Crags in reach of Readingchaotic_chris8
Single parents getting outside.flopsicle23
First trip outdoors, any advice?DiscoBoy10
New starter-keen and readybradjp922
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!ElaineG14
sleeping bagsjpmci14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, BarmouthLobsbelow2
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!Jimmysharky884
Gym -> Grit - started gear?SiGregory12
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrowodox-
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?Fortran2
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake DistrictAdCo823
Messy harnessesFirestarter39
Children's crag in Lake districtAthos11
Newbie just did my first lead needed! That Outdoor...14
help with groups in NW England wantedwoodsy-
Soloing Corvus (or not)noteviljoe56
bolted routes in the lower gradesJosje15
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climbToprope-Tanya11
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - YorkshireMark Cutter7
Split TipsPhiloosh12
Starting out :)Sam.bending10
much work for MIAs/ MICs?marzi8
Climbing buddy wanted, LondonSebj934
Indoors / outdoors gradesLobsbelow9
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?climbwhenready5
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?Charlie Low3
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?mc200623
Easter Weekend Climbing AdviceSkorchio26
Multipitch UK gradesEspenK33
Learning to lead on an indoor wallLobsbelow47
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginnersmegamonkeyman89
Grade limits?Simos8
Newbie looking for info & locationsGreg_H3
Pushing my gradessoloing 9a with...5
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead spaceJack Whiteley27
Portland instructionSimon Gompertz6