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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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  • 15/06/2017 11:33:57

    Words by tcshjbAdmin

    High Profile Move for Joe Brown Shops

    We are very proud and excited to announce that Joe Browns Capel Curig will be moving just a few paces East onto the A5 Junction!

    Having traded happily from our original location next to the public toilets, we are now pride of place on the key junction of the A5 and A4086, the gateway to Ogwen, Snowdon and Betws Y Coed.



    The Premises was originally the home of the Capel Curig post office as the above Joe Browns advert shows when it was placed in Rocksport magazine in the autumn of 1970. Now, almost 50 years after Val & Joe opened their Capel shop it will take pride of place on the main road offering an increased range of camping gear to compliment the technical clothing and equipment we are famous for.






    The really good news is that we will still be retaining the original shop premises as a dedicated warehouse to support and improve our online services.

    We look forward to welcoming customers old and new through our doors as we begin the next historic chapter of the Joe Brown shops in Wales.

    *Barclay Cards still accepted.