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FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area woodsy-
Climbing etiquette mrgleb29
Bouldering gradesHenry Swandale9
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partnerJuniper Jen4
Ice Climbingemmswhit5
Child Safety LinkBilly Jeffs4
Disabled woman would like to try climbingSmodaig7
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.WayneB15
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)Hyphin39
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in ScotlandMine22094
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)Kieran B5
Portland Sportchrisa8721
Starting outPete Ford6
Beginner climbercarla197427
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and TipsVenture20993
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands sazbomb24
Cleeve Hillroochop8
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, FreeMine2209-
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partnerShereeni3
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd AugustMine22091
Want to get out and sport climbelliot.baker8
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. Ridgewalker7422
Anka and figure of eightGraham Wright8
Starting off in SomersetGuy Millar4
Getting started in South Wales Trinder14
What no Commonwealth thread?Albaman5
Exeter NewbieMooly3
Packing to fly to the AlpsMountain Lass14
New Climber in the Cheddar Areareforma-
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisationTammisuo5
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area woodsy5
How do you encourage and motivate?Lobsbelow12
Beginner scrambleClimbyclaudie11
Newbie FriendlyJackwd17
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partnerRu-th242310
Bastow buttress TryfanLobsbelow1
Looking for half year climbing coursesAbrahamsen-
Too muscular to climb?ADHDean54
Will I ever learn to lead climb?Lobsbelow39
80Litre rucsacjpmci111
Via Ferrata Costsjwhepper16
Climbing clubs Central belt ScotlandRidgewalker744
Holds advicealex.youngman4
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-