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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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    Grivel Alpinism Equipment at Joe Brown

    At almost 200 years old – Grivel is one of the oldest producers of alpinism equipment in the world. Throughout its long history, Grivel has continually introduced new technologies into the sport of Alpinism, with the first modern crampon in 1909 and countless innovations in ice axe technology with the introduction, in 1986, of the first carbon fibre shafted ice axe. Grivel has become a world leader in the production of crampons and ice axes, and a brand that is trusted by some of the world's best rock climbers and mountaineers.

    What our Customers have to say about their Grivel Purchases

    • Grivel G12 New Matic Crampon Review

      By Gareth on
      Whats not to like? These crampons are an absolute doddle to get on and off in a matter of seconds - even with cold fingers - and can be fitted to your boots in five minutes without tools. One on your boots they stay put, I find them easy to move about in, and although I havent attempted anything particularly technical in them, what front-pointing Ive done seems pretty good.
      YES Gareth would recommend this item

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