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Climbing gear sell on ebay?Tom Slaterrrr2
Reducing recovery time in forearmsagour15
Noob - Wanting some recommendationsMabbsy13
Beginner trad rack price? h.cook200039
One arm getting more pumped? routrax16
Cams on wye valley limestoneSFrancis35
How many sets of nuts?ElvisMax128
Cycling to Coire Sputan/Loch AvonElvisMax11
Riding to base of LochnagarElvisMax15
Performance Drop?Tom Slaterr9
Depot Youth Boulder CupAlex Slaterr-
Outdoor Climbing for BeginnersSowerby Sam-
Oread (Derbyshire) MC New Members'/ Beginners' Meet - Septemberspenser1
MIA trainee offering more free instructionijd2011
Wanted - learn to lead trad course (cheap one!)Gracieclimbs29
Rock city hull h.cook20002
French Style Harness Personal AnchorGarethZA8
Liquid ChalkHaig8
Making your skirt - organising a rack. flopsicle25
Ambleside - rothay bridge cragJohn Kendall2
Can I just check I'm doing this right/ok (tying in belayer)elliot.baker19
Quieter BH Peak crag with easy climbs.flopsicle24
waist or full body harness for 8 year old?Scarab911
Cows tails questionFlyinggardener24
Need help and climbing buddy.D.Bilton8
Teaching kids to belay, and rock shoes.0Unknown024
(This Saturday) Free Multi Pitch Rock Climbing experience JamesGibson1
Novice seeks climbing partnerscheds19896
GB Youth climbing teamTom Slater15
Good first outdoor trad at the roachesmichael90cr19
Newish Climber in Kent looking for people to climb with.bezza1121-
Genius or solution?Tom Slater8
MIA trainee looking for 2 Mock Students Wed. 17 Aug / Lakes GrahamUney1
Heel injuryLewwyJ-
Youngest Britt to climb V15?Tom Slater4
Rope advice pleaseLeonardRock15
Courses for scramblingColH724
New to boulderingclimbwhenready5
New to double ropeScruffy3
Sport climbing spots in Bristol?swifty47
Corse - Calvi boulderingJan Kubicek-
More Free multi pitch / learning trad Tuition (North Wales)Kerm2
A quickdrawOldbro310
My first climbing video edit- not climbing the Matterhornguy127917-
MIA Trainee - free multi-pitch or scrambling instructionijd2014
Junior scrambles Pigmy10
Mentor wantedjamescook3
Nuts away Oldbro38
Canyoning & ghyll scramblingmc200615
Llanberis climbing leewil862
Arran, Glen Sannox-Cir Mhor-Loch Tannacamy135
Climbing using different length half ropessamnbuk6
Summer Sport and trad in the Midi Pyrenees - Gear checksamnbuk6
Small biner for chalk bagrhysowen36
Completely new to climbing?Tom19916
Direct belay from anchor with ATCCCob48
Help with groups Lancs, Peak, Lakes etc.. Greyjambon9
High Lining peaker16-
Llanberis climbingTheBigFactHunt4
Help with Mountaineering Boots!Shiv873