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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
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