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Trad skills question - Finishing a trad routetyke9644
Care needed if making up your own quickdraws Rock to Fakey8
Second collieSuzie McMurray3
First time to the alps Boots/cramponsunicycleboy-
MIA Trainee - Free Multi Pitch Climbing Instruction (May, JUNE)JamesGibson1
Multi season waterproof shell and bootsDashdash1112
Bolivia mountaineeringLaurence N1
Recovering the last quick drawswifty40
Decent top rope indoor climbing technique videosBlackrainbow8
Swimming and Climbing?SStraver13
How to improve route reading outdoors?wert12
Rock Climbing for my Daughterbigalxyz4
Increasing staminaNoo Noo36
Travel destinationJoe Walker5
Peak Limestone ConditionsMartin Hore2
Gender equality gone beserk ,,,AP Melbourne72
Alpine skills coursesAdj2
One HVS by end of summer?xbraddersx41
Cheap outdoor clothing (RAB, Patagonia etc)JudePadfield15
New Shoes - Boreal Alpha. Tasha2
Personal target for this year and advice!Barnacles6
asking for advice on emergency rappelling on (stupid) thin ropeoneofmanyjoes57
Employment lawyerBib30
Suitable rope for Mont Blanc - dry or not-dry?jk901284
Help finding my first expeditiontomeaton175
Question on Online ShoppingKatie Lee5
A girl works on her fear of falling [Video]natetan10
Climbing Etiquette QueryJCLB28
Water knots, in slings, need long tails, or stopper knots Rock to Fakey25
Is a stopper knot necessary with a figure-of-8?derrick_farnell124
First alpine season in chamonixBenCollis2
One bolt two quickdrawsnotaverygoodclim...19
Fear of fallingLucas V. Dhoni30
Training fund?Howdya get fund4
Want to start multi pitch sport climbsShane jones15
Courses intro to trad/trad multi pitch Shane jones10
Gaining qualifications.JudePadfield6
Portable training while trekking/travellingJerry Thompson2
How to get started mountaineeringMaestro Mike7
Climbing Scafell Pike in the Summer HolidaysVicky Barton7
French and Italian rules on wild camping Pikeypj2
Recommend instructor for 2-day intro to trad leading - Lakesjph2065
Where can I get a few metres of top rope to practice at home?Blackrainbow14
Pre-comp workAlex1231
MIA offering free tuitionmattprince7
Goggles options for specs jmerrick219
Scottish winter mountaineering Kit ultinator26
NGBs recognised in AusJohn pope-
B2/3 boots Robbie115
First time with a guide in the alpsHooo1
Isolator switch Marc verity13
Tips for beginner/intermediate wanting to improve footworkrembo17
paying a guide on bad weather daysmarzi13
Climbing instructor - south west Englandjonah_cook9
Why scramble, what motivates you ???Scrambling Matt19
Matterhorn in winter for a complete novice? Simon Trusty...27
Forst Time Climber!!! Going to Climb My Personal Everenst Tomo!TinyClimber14
Book recommendationsPaulJohn6
Finding your first climbing shoejafferton9111
2 Degrees Climbing Club - S DevonBadger6