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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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  • Footwear


    Buying footwear on line can be quite tricky. We are happy to offer you a full range of footwear just as you will find in our shops, however we can’t offer you the quality fitting service that we are so proud of. If you know the model and size you need we are delighted to service your order. If at all possible though we would love to see you in one of our shops where we can give you our full personal attention and share with you our experience and knowledge.

    Both our shops carry a good range of mountaineering boots, walking boots, approach shoes and climbing shoes.

    If you’re coming to Snowdonia why not give us a call and book a private boot fitting appointment to ensure we have the models and sizes ready for you to try. Boot fitting can take anything from 15 minutes to a few hours and we won’t rush you. Getting your footwear right is one of the most important factors in enjoying the outdoors.