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    High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4HA. View the map
  • Who are we?

    A bit about us

    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for almost 50 years.

    Joe Brown is considered the foremost rock climber and mountaineer of his generation, and perhaps the greatest all round mountaineer ever. You can read a biography of his climbing career if you click here.

    In 1966 Joe opened the Llanberis climbing shop with his wife Val. The Capel Curig shop opened a couple of years later and over the years the shops have earned the reputation of being among the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK. In April 2010 we opened "The Corner Shop" in Llanberis, it specialises in footwear with a professional boot fitting service, trail & fell running, camping equipment, family outdoor & gear for kids.

    As an independent mountaineering, climbing equipment and outdoor business we focus on providing honest and personal advice, as well as great ranges of mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, walking, hiking, expedition and alpine climbing equipment.

    So if you find yourselves visiting Snowdonia, which we hope you will, please pop in and see us at one of our locations in Llanberis or Capel Curig. You will be sure to find an Aladin's cave of technical gear and equipment from all the major quality specialist outdoor brands. Or if at home or work then enjoy browsing or shopping on our web site.

    Most of all though enjoy your time outdoors whatever your pastime, have fun and be safe!

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  • Climbing Helmets

    Climbing Helmets

    We have climbing helmets from brands such as DMM, Grivel, Wild Country, Petzl, Black Diamond, Camp and Climbing Technology for all shapes and sizes of head. Our extensive range of head protection will ensure you keep THE most important part of your body safe! Choose from a large range of styles and colours to get a lid you're sure to look good in* (*not guaranteed!). Different styles include expanded foam 'cycling' style lightweight helmets, Polycarbonate shell lids, and hybrid designs. 'Cycling' style expanded foam may look similar to cycling helmets, but they are tested to the climbing standards. These are the most lightweight helmets available, you may forget you're wearing one! Ideal for scary sport climbing, pushing grades on trad climbing or winter/alpine mountaineering where weight is crucial. The polycarbonate shell helmets are the traditional hard plastic lids, these are very resistant to squashing on your pack, bumps and scrapes and of course falling off or being hit by a rock. These helmets tend to be the heaviest, but also the most reassuring type available. Hybrid designs have a lighterweight polycarbonate shell with expanded foam sections stuck inside to absorb the force of a knock. These may have the best of both worlds, being light yet quite resistant to bumps or multiple rockfall.