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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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  • Snow and Ice Gear

    Snow and Ice 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 mountaineering and climbing gear is in our souls and at the very heart of our business.

    Mountaineering equipment and clothing has come a long way since Joe started his amazing career and we are lucky today to benefit from the incredible developments in winter climbing protection, dynamic ropes, Gore-Tex clothing, Technical Ice Axes, Light Weight Boots just to name a few. Whether your new to the outdoors or a professional mountain guide we stock the latest and greatest essentials, gadgets and toys. Chances are you will be served in the shops by someone that actually uses the equipment themselves. Doesn't that make a nice change!

    Climbing Tools

    Climbing Tools

    Climbing tools for Winter, Ice, Mixed, Dry tooling or Alpine mountaineering. All these disciplines have two things in common: an axe and a hammer!

    Walking and Mountaineering Axes

    Walking and Mountaineering Axes

    Walking and Mountaineering axes are used for support and self-arrest in the event of a slip on snow or ice. They are also useful for cutting steps in steeper ice or snow to allow the walker to continue up the hill.

    Crampons & Spikies

    Crampons & Spikies

    Crampons can be used simply to prevent a slip on an icy path, for upward progress on vertical ice, or to get you to the summit in the Alps or further afield.

    Winter Climbing Protection

    Winter Climbing Protection

    Winter climbing needs a few more bits of gear to cope with the snow and iced up cracks you find on most winter crags. If you're lucky enough to be climbing on ice, you'll need a variety of different length screws for different ice thicknesses you will find on a route.

    Snow Shovels & Probes

    Snow Shovels & Probes

    All important tools for use in the mountains, skiing off-piste or whenever there's a threat of avalanche. Everyone in a team should have a probe and shovel and ideally a transceiver so that should the unthinkable happen you can make every second count.

    Snow Shoes

    Snow Shoes

    Snowshoes for traversing soft snow in the mountains and on the trail. Ideal for expeditions.

    Crampon Spares

    Crampon Spares

    We have a range of spares including replacement picks and points for Ice Axes and Crampons for all the styles we stock.

    Ice Axe Spares

    Ice Axe Spares

    We have a range of spares including replacement picks and points for Ice Axes and Crampons for all the styles we stock.

    Snow Study

    Snow Study

    Snow Study. Tools to test the snow pack for stability and assess avalanche risk in the mountains and off piste.