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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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  • Climbing Tools

    Climbing Tools

    Climbing tools for Winter, Ice, Mixed, Dry tooling or Alpine mountaineering. All these disciplines have two things in common: an axe and a hammer!

    There are various different designs of tool, each one best suited to one of the above activities. Super futuristic looking bent tools with crazy grips and funny-shaped picks are the dry toolers weapon of choice. Curved shafted, razor sharp axes are perfect on steep ice. Slightly curved, robust tools are at home on steep mixed climbing on the north face of the Ben and other Scottish Winter climbing crags. All-round, handyman tools are useful for all easier climbs in all the categories of sharp pointy climbing. We have a complete range of tools for everything from top axe manufacturers including DMM, Grivel, Petzl, e-Climb, Climbing Technology, and Black Diamond.
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