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  • Who are we?

    A bit about us

    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for almost 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. In April 2010 we opened "The Corner Shop" in Llanberis, it specialises in footwear with a professional boot fitting service, trail & fell running, camping equipment, family outdoor & gear for kids.

    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 Aladin'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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  • Climbing

    Rock Climbing Gear

    Joe Brown Shops were established over 40 years ago by the legendary climber Joe Brown and his wife Val, I guess you can say climbing gear is in our souls and at the very heart of our business.

    Climbing Equipment has come a long way since Joe started his amazing career and we are lucky today to benefit from the amazing developments in climbing protection, high friction climbing shoes, dynamic ropes and spring loaded camming devices to name a few. Whether you're new to the sport or a cutting edge rock athlete we stock the latest and greatest essentials, gadgets and toys, from only the best climbing brands.

    We also have a large range of technical climbing shoes and boots from brands such as La Sportiva, Red Chili and Five Ten. We have boots for all disciplines from comfortable beginner shoes to downturned boots for the steepest boulder problems. Enjoy your climbing, be safe and most importantly have fun.
    Climbing Ropes

    Climbing Ropes

    Single, Half and Static ropes from Beal, Petzl, Mammut, DMM, Edelweiss and Edelrid for sport, trad climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing and climbing walls.

    Climbing Helmets

    Climbing Helmets

    We have climbing helmets from brands such as DMM, Grivel, Wild Country, Petzl, Black Diamond, Camp and Climbing Technology for all shapes and sizes of head.

    Climbing Harnesses

    Climbing Harnesses

    Don't dangle in discomfort! Harnesses, like climbers come in many shapes and sizes so make sure you get the right fit for you and the type of climbing you love.

    Climbing Shoes

    Climbing Shoes

    Rock climbing shoes come in all shapes and sizes, for every conceivable style and difficulty of rock climbing, bouldering, deep water soloing or mountaineering.

    Belaying Devices

    Belaying Devices

    Devices for all kinds of belaying for rock climbing, sport climbing, trade climbing, climbing walls, mountaineering, winter climbing and ice climbing.

    Locking Krabs

    Locking Krabs

    Locking Karabiners are useful for failsafe connections of belay plates (HMS karabiners), top-rope anchors, out of reach runners etc. and any other situation where you need to be completely sure a connection is solid while rock climbing or mountaineering.

    Snap Gate Krabs

    Snap Gate Krabs

    Snap Gate Karabiners are available as either solid or wire gates for all types of rock climbing, indoor climbing and mountaineering.

    Quick Draws

    Quick Draws

    Quick Draws are usually the main connection between your gear or bolts and the Rope while climbing or mountaineering.

    Climbing Cams

    Climbing Cams

    No other device has been able to protect parallel sided cracks and fissures as well as cams. They are now an essential part of any rock climber's rack, and have uses in winter and alpine mountaineering as well.

    Nuts & Wires

    Nuts & Wires

    Nuts are the mainstay of any rock climbing or mountaineering rack. The top brands including Wild Country, DMM, and Black Diamond and climbing Technology all have their own design of nut, it can be beneficial having a range of styles as some fit better in different crack types.

    Slings & Tapes

    Slings & Tapes

    Slings and tape are available in both Nylon and Dyneema in a range of diameter sizes for all types of traditional rock climbing and mountaineering.

    Ascenders & Descenders

    Ascenders & Descenders

    These devices are used to climb up and lower down ropes. Useful for big wall climbing, working routes, getting into and out of sea cliffs and other hard to access climbing locations.

    Bouldering

    Bouldering

    Bouldering requires the least amount of equipment of any climbing disciplines all you need is a bouldering mat or pad and some rock boots.

    Chalk & Chalkbags

    Chalk & Chalkbags

    The dry white stuff. Range of packaged loose chalk, chalk balls and even liquid chalk for those who like to work their climbing routes. We even sell bags to keep it in!

    Knives

    Knives

    Useful for cutting rope and making a sandwich.

    Nutkeys

    Nutkeys

    Nutkeys for removing nuts, hex's and cams while rock climbing and mountaineering.

    Pitons & Big Wall Gear

    Pitons & Big Wall Gear

    Everything you need for Big Wall climbing including haul bags, specialist protection, gloves, slings, hooks, Pitons etc.

    Pulleys

    Pulleys

    Pulleys come in all shapes and sizes, from basic crevasse-rescue pulleys, to complex double swing-cheeked designs are available from top brands Petzl, Black Diamond and Climbing Technology.

    Training

    Training

    Fingerboards, and other devices and tools for exercise, recovery and training for climbing.

    Via Ferrata Sets

    Via Ferrata Sets

    Via Ferrata is a very popular 'easy' activity in the mountains of the Dolomites and elsewhere in the Alps. Use these kits to stay safe.