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    High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4HA. View the map
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    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for 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.

    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 Alladin'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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  • Via Ferrata Sets

    Via Ferrata Sets

    Via Ferrata is a very popular 'easy' activity in the mountains of the Dolomites and elsewhere in the Alps. Use these kits to stay safe. It involves scaling ladders, cables, and cut out ledges to get up and over mountains. All protected by strong steel cabling that runs the full length of Via Ferrata. First built during WWI, the via ferrata have been expanded and built outside of their initial combat zone. Now Via Ferrata can be enjoyed safely and easily by all. Using shock absorbing lanyards, falls can be safely held by the human body and metalwork in the rock. Quick release karabiners are used, which lock securely but can also be removed from the cable as is needed many times on each route. We have stock from Petzl, Black Diamond, Climbing Technology and Edelrid.
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