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Book recommendationsPaulJohn6
Finding your first climbing shoejafferton9111
2 Degrees Climbing Club - S DevonBadger6
Lifestyle vs TraditionalSean Studd12
Help me impressSean Studd47
Free One-Week Climbing Course in LondonPrince's...-
Good places to climb in WalesAnonymous7
Blackers Hole adviceKeenFisherman3
New to climbing - Lancashire ChrisM826
Good places to climb in Wales?Chrissy Black12
Winter mountaineering Jandwilson20
Where, when and what level to start outdoors at?Roobag32
could I accurately measure ring finger size from photo?Anonymous33
Ice climbing for beginners in AustriaGirlbot-
Noob - any good outdoor bouldering spots near londonFrancescos7
Kent and Sussex ClimbingMarcoStephens8
Climbing clubsKen.Garner6
Salus ert20rf Lozj912
Constructing a small wall in an outbuildingEinriba13
Easy sport multi pitch in Costa Blanca to teach the ropes?nutme9
Looking for a climbing buddy for the North Face in WarringtonMTMT55551
SnowCard insuranceJandwilson5
Just Starting OutJoerama5
Crampon for Salewa boots.mrgleb2
cheapest easiest least technical/dangerous Euro mountainselliot.baker13
Question on Glenmore Lodge Abseiling videoHTPumlumon21
sore shoulderRX-7827
Mont Blanc for novicesGareth23018313
Great Kit hire recommendationslizziedixey5
Learning winter climbing ScotlandTombin6420
Multi pitch climbing (Mon & Tues 17 - 18 Oct 16)Graeme...-
Ice Climbing gloves fit adviceDocLemurian17
Diet?Tom slaterrrr20
Kalymnos tripJandwilson3
starting outwillgrist19868
Autoblock Belay DevicesMartynH13
Peugeot 307BaileyAnthony2
Questions from a new indoor climbersiouxchief42
Abseiling Llanberis area WalesOlie7
Climbing comp prep.Matt Slaterrr6
Adventure filmmaking college / sixth formMatt Slat-errr7
MIA Trainee offering free tuition 3rd & 4th Octobermattprince1
Experiences with a munter on a low ground anchor phil4569
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