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

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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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  • Down Bags

    Down Bags

    So you thought your choice of sleeping bag was simply down or synthetic? Oh no ho ho! Once you've chosen down you then get to choose what quality of down you would like to keep you sleeping soundly under the stars.

    A quick and easy guide is often price, but not always, click through and see the information on the Down Fill Power that is inside your bag and the higher the number then the lighter weight your bag will be as less down is required to achieve the same amount of loft as a lower grade. It really is a science in itself and if you are into nitty, gritty, feather nerdiness then come along to one of our stores for a long chat - there's nothing we like more. We stock excellent down bags from Rab, Mountain Equipment and Western Mountaineering.