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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

    Scarpa Outdoor Footwear at Joe Brown

    For over 70 years, Scarpa have designed and manufactured what is thought to be the world’s best outdoor footwear. Scarpa have evolved over the years to offer timeless shoes and boots that work out on the field, whether your passion is climbing or hiking. Joe Brown offers wide range of mountaineering and hiking boots, approach shoes and climbing shoes and we pride ourselves on the ability of our staff to help you select the most suitable footwear for your sport.

    What our Customers have to say about their Scarpa Purchases

    • Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX Womens Review

      By Jessica on
      Comfiest B3 Ive worn! They feel like Im wearing my B2s. So light and do just the job in a Scottish winter!! Feet were lovely and worm too!
      YES Jessica would recommend this item
    • Scarpa Rebel Lite Mountaineering Boots Review

      By Ron Walker on
      Very light and comfy for crampon compatible boots! They felt more like trainers walking in forest tracks yet coped well on bouldery moraine approaches and firm spring snow fields to rock climbs in the Cairngorms this May. Hopefully theyll be ideal for alpine hut scrambles, easy rock climbs and easy glacier approaches. They shouldnt be noticed too much in a small climbing pack, climbing harder rock routes? Semi automatic crampons such as the Grivel Airtech fitted easily though with such a soft boot, while OK in easy angled snow, its unlikely to be ideal for hard or steeper snow or ice. In short a good Scottish spring and Alpine summer approach boot.
      YES Ron Walker would recommend this item

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