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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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    tcshjbAdmin | 05/07/2017 11:56:50

    We want to reach as many of you as possible. Why? Well having a reputation of being among the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK, we want to show our customers, both present and future what we offer. Not only do we want to show you the amazing product and incredible deals we.... More

    Reach Out For Nepal Day at the Moel Siabod Café

    tcshjbAdmin | 22/06/2017 11:42:54

    Saturday 24th June To celebrate moving onto the Capel Curig High Street we will be supporting the Moel Siabod Café with their amazing fund raiser this coming Saturday. Last year they raised over an incredible £11,000 which through Doug Scott’s charity, Community Action Nepal, has helped to rebuild schools that were flattened in the terrible earthquake.... More

    High Profile Move for Joe Brown Shops

    tcshjbAdmin | 15/06/2017 11:33:57

    We are very proud and excited to announce that Joe Browns Capel Curig will be moving just a few paces East onto the A5 Junction! Having traded happily from our original location next to the public toilets, we are now pride of place on the key junction of the A5 and A4086, the gateway to Ogwen, Snowdon and Betws.... More

    Idwal Slabs - a great crag to return to after two decades of having not climbed…

    tcshjbAdmin | 08/05/2017 17:09:56

    The iconic Idwal Slabs were the venue of choice for Joe Brown MD Paul Casey last week when a chance comment from our graphics guy highlighted that it was twenty years since he had last climbed a route. Chris Miller from Propeller Graphics in Preston is the man responsible for Joes’ smiling face in the fascia above.... More

    Arc’Teryx Training in Langdale

    tcshjbAdmin | 27/04/2017 09:50:10

    Staff from all four of the Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shops came together in Langdale this week to enjoy a training day with Arc’Teryx sponsored athlete Katie Whittaker and British Mountain Guide Adrian Nelhams. The vagaries of the Lakeland April weather meant there was ample opportunity to look at layering appropriate clothing throughout the day.... More

    WIN - set of 5 Wild Country Friends in our FREE prize draw!

    tcshjbAdmin | 24/04/2017 11:31:16

    We love a good competition, especially when the prize is as good as this! Alongside Wild Country, we are offering a superb prize of a set of five Wild Country Friends, sizes 0.5, 0.75, 1, 2 and 3. This is a prize worth £300!! Wild Country Friends: .... More