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    Joe Brown
    High Street, Llanberis, Caernarfon, LL55 4HA. View the map
  • Who are we?

    A bit about us

    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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  • Clothing

    Outdoor Clothing

    As an independent mountaineering and climbing equipment shop with over 40 years of history we specialize in providing honest and personal advice, as well as great ranges of mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, expedition and alpine climbing equipment.

    Perhaps one of the most important factors to enjoying and being safe in the mountains and the outdoors is what you wear. That's why we are so selective about who we buy from and what we range. Experience has shown us that the wrong clothing system can at best be uncomfortable, but potentially dangerous.

    We are very fortunate these days that there is so much great specialist equipment to choose from, and advancements in fabric technologies such as, Gore-Tex, eVent, Pertex, Polyester Fleece, Merino Wools, PreCip, Schoeller, DriClime, Cocona, Vaporise, the list goes on, have all been achieved to make us more comfortable and in the end safer to enjoy the mountain environment.

    We offer ranges from Mountain Equipment, Rab, Marmot, Arcteryx, Patagonia and many more. All top quality brands providing the best in outdoor clothing, fabric technology and construction, for all your mountaineering, climbing and hill walking needs.