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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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  • Approach and Trail Shoes

    Approach and Trail Shoes

    Huge range of shoes for walking on the trail or tackling the approach into crags and boulders. Why do you need special shoes for this? Well, they're sort of like trainers but with additional last support for protecting ankles on lumpy terrain. Oh, and the really cool ones actually help you walk too!

    Click through and be astonished at the space age technologies built into in your humble shoe. From extra sticky rubber soles for grip on easy climbs to tough protective uppers made from recycled fabrics our range of shoes will perform out on the crag to a walk around town. Choose from our fantastic brands: Five Ten, Chaco, Keen, Evolve, La Sportiva, Meindl, Salomon and Scarpa.