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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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  • Black Diamond outdoor equipment

    Rab Outdoor Clothing at Joe Brown

    Rab is a British brand, renowned for producing outstanding quality clothing and sleeping bags. Starting in 1981 in Sheffield, Rab Carrington relied on his own extensive experience gained on bold, lightweight first ascents, to produce down clothing and sleeping bags of the highest quality. Decades later, the original Rab ethos remains core to current product development; a strong focus on using functional designs and high quality fabrics to produce premium gear for mountaineering and polar travel.

    What our Customers have to say about their Rab Purchases

    • Rab Alliance Glove Review

      By Mark on
      Not yet used these but size and quality wise theyre spot on. 5 stars is based on build, fit, dexterity and warmth.Only tested with my hands in the freezer for 30 min so far. I suffer with cold hands and there arent many gloves around that have a primaloft inner glove for warmth. Theres still plenty of feel to handle rope / ice tools. Looking forward to testing them out in the Cairngorms in a few weeks. As usual Joe Browns were really quick to deliver, no issues.
      YES Mark would recommend this item
    • Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket Review

      By Torsten on
      This is a brilliant lightweight jacket, very warm considering the size, very comfortable to wear. Two nice sized hand pockets and a chest pocket big enough for a camera or some chocolate etc. Even when worn just over a tee shirt it warms you up instantly. Probably my favourite jacket.
      YES Torsten would recommend this item

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