In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop - the first outdoor shop in Ambleside! For over half a century The Climbers Shop remains in the centre of Ambleside and is a focal point for many climbers, walkers and holiday makers wanting to kit themselves out for the outdoor lifestyle.

Our ranges are constantly changing to meet the needs of the modern outdoor enthusiast and include clothing from Rab, Salomon, Patagonia and Mountain Equipment and Mammut and equipment from the likes of Black Diamond, Petzl, Osprey, Edelrid, and Wild Country. Our footwear comes from companies such as Salomon, Scarpa, Meindl and Zamberlan, while our tent range is possibly the largest range of Hilleberg tents in the country.
If we don't stock what you want, we can also order it in, normally in just a few days.

Our highly experienced staff have the in depth knowledge to help you with any enquiry. We have experts in every type of mountain activity and for all seasons on our staff, from mountaineering to rock climbing, fell running to backpacking and every variant in between. Our team are on hand to provide you with the right advice and the right gear to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

As an independent store we are able to offer a far wider range of clothing, equipment and accessories than you will find in any of the bigger chain stores.

Although our roots are in the Lake District we have the stock and the expertise to equip you for any type of adventure in any type of wild environment around the world. If you don’t find the advice or the item you need on this website, please don’t hesitate to call us up for a chat.

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Black Diamond

Black Diamond

Established in 1957, the leading brand of Black Diamond has been at the forefront of climbing gear design for many years. Always innovative, always practical and, more often than not, the stuff looks pretty sharp too.
Look for Black Diamond for: Climbing Hardwear, Harnesses, Ice Climbing Gear and Headtorches.
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Black Diamond Ember Power Lite

This clever little torch can also power up your other digital devices.  The Ember features a 150 lumen torch, but also features a USB connection to provide auxiliary power for mobile phones, MP3 players or tablets

Black Diamond Ion Headtorch

This diminutive little headtorch boasts some serious lighting power, with a whopping 100 lumen output.  The Black Diamond Ion is a compact and lightweight torch perfect for fast and light adventures or emergency use

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 4 Cam

With Dyneema cord replacing the steel cable and sculpted lightweight camming lobes, these superbly engineered Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight cams are now 25% lighter than the standard Camalots. 

Black Diamond Camalot C4 - 0.5 Size

Black Diamond's Camalot C4 are the world’s best selling and most-trusted camming devices. They feature a double-axle design that offers unparalleled camming range and performance. 

Black Diamond Moji Lantern

The BD Moji is an extremely simple, bright and compact camp lantern that features a durable construction and an impressive100 lumens of power 

Black Diamond Camalot C4 - 6 Size

The Black Diamond Camalot cams are legendary, with a double axle design that allows a greater expansion range with larger cams. A tried and trusted performer

Black Diamond ATC Belay Device

With no moving parts or gimmicks there is nothing to break or go wrong, making the ATC as dependable a performer as you could possible ask for. Perfect for belaying single or double ropes (7.7mm - 11mm)

Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles

The Black Diamond Trail trekking poles are justifiably popular as they a comfortable, strong and verstaile.  All Black Diamond Poles are sold as complete pairs

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Black Diamond Distance Carbon FL Z-Pole

The BD Distance Carbon FLZ poles combine the packability of Z-Pole technology with the adjustability of Black Diamond's Flicklock Pro Poles.  Light, strong and compact - possibly the perfect trekking pole features.

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 0.4 Cam

The legendary BD Camalots have been on a diet. These superbly engineered Cams are now 25% lighter than their predecessors. Perfect for fast-and-light missions and smash-and-grab ascents when weight really matters

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 0.5 Cam

The Black Diamond Camalot Ultralights are 25% lighter than regular Camalots. designed for fast-and-light missions and smash-and-grab ascents when weight really matters.

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 0.75 cam

Black Diamond's legendary Camalot Cams have been on a diet. These superbly engineered camming devices are now 25% lighter than standard Camalots, with dyneems cord replacing the steel cable 

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 1 Cam

New for 2016, these Black Diamond Ultralight Camalots are 25% lighter than the standard Camalot design. With Dyneema cord cord replacing the steel cable, you get all the strength for a fraction of the weight

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 2 Cam

These revolutionary super light camming devices are perfect for fast-and-light missions and smash-and-grab ascents when weight really matters. Black Diamonds Camalot Ultralight Cams reduce the weight of the standard Camalots by 25%

Black Diamond ATC Guide

The Black Diamond ATC Guide is highly versatile piece of climbing gear for belaying, abseiling, or setting up direct belays. If you are after just one belay device to do everything then the ATC Guide could well be the one for you.

Black Diamond Wiz Kid Harness

The Black Diamond Wiz Kid Harness is a fully featured, scaled down adult harness for kids. The perfect kids harness for your little rock monkey

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

The Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet has been a long term favourite for its low weight, comfort and versatility. The current model has a significant 40g weight saving over the original design and a new wheel adjustment.

Black Diamond Torre Beanie

With a bold Black Diamond Logo and a super comfortable fit, the Torre Beanie is perfect for bashing up a couloir or wandering around the coffee shops in Cham.

Black Diamond Camalot C4 - 4 Size

The double-axle design of the Camalot C4s allows retraction of larger cam lobes, giving them a much larger expansion range than traditional single-axle units. 

Black Diamond Camalot C4 - 5 Size

The Black Diamond Camalot cams are legendary, with a double axle design that allows a greater expansion range with larger cams. A tried and trusted performer

Black Diamond Moji XP Lantern

The Moji XP is a compact lantern for camping, late night cragging or barbecues in the garden. It features 150 lumens of 360-degree light, ideal for illuminating your tent, bivvy or belay spot

Black Diamond Stopper Sizes 2-6.

These classic Black Diamond Stoppers are available singly in size 2 up to size 6. They're designed with a transverse taper that permits sideways placements in flares and shallow seams

Black Diamond ATC XP Belay Plate

A true variable-friction device, the Black Diamond ATC-XP maintains the silky-smooth feeding of the ATC but ups the braking power.For belaying and rappelling with 7.7-11 mm ropes,

Black Diamond Solution Harness

The Solution Harness from Black Diamond is a purpose made ultra light and über comfortable sports harness. It features Fusion Comfort Technology and a durable, contoured design

Black Diamond Womens Solution Harness

The Women's Solution Harness from Black Diamond is an ultra light and über comfortable sports climbing harness. It features Fusion Comfort Technology and a durable, contoured design

Black Diamond Snaggletooth Pro Crampon

The Black Diamond Snaggletooth Crampon offers the precision of a monopoint with the stability of dual horizontal front points, making it ideal for steep alpine ice and technical winter climbing. 

Black Diamond Speed 40 Rucksack

Updated for 2016, the much loved Black Diamond Speed 40 climbing pack is tried and trusted by so many. Lightweight, yet incredibly robust,  with no nonsense features and superb stability

Black Diamond Speed 30 Rucksack

The Black Diamond Speed 30 Pack is the quintessential climbers daypack, being lightweight, stable and comfortable, both on the walk in and on the climb itself. Updated for 2016

Black Diamond Speed Zip 24 Rucksack

Taking the tried and trusted formula of the Black Diamond Speed Packs, the Speed Zip 24 introduces a clamshell zipped opening for easy access to your gear at the crag

Black Diamond Spike Protector

The Black Diamond Spike Protector keep the pointy bit at the end of you ice tool safe from causing any harm when in transit. It's held firmly in place with a stretch bungee cord

Black Diamond Crampon Bag

The Black Diamond Crampon bag is a simple, semi rigid design which will fit virtually any collapsible crampons. The bag is constructed from tough coated nylon fabric with a zippered mesh lid for drainage and easy access.

Black Diamond Momentum DS Harness

The Black Diamond Momentum DS will provide a very comfortable and durable harness with great venilation and the dual waist buckle and leg loop adjustability allow the versatility for multi-season use. 

Black Diamond Viper Axe

The Black Diamond Viper is a technical, all-terrain ice tool, that is built with a strong hydroformed shaft that increases the stiffness while reducing the weight of the tool

Black Diamond Cyborg Clip Crampon

The Black Diamond Cyborg Clip are a modular mountaineering crampons designed for technical mixed terrain or steep ice routes.  Made from stainless steel and featuring dual density anti balling plates.

Black Diamond Contact ABS

Anti Balling Plates designed to fit Black Diamond's Contact and Neve Crampons. Dual density plastic plates are easy to fit and prevent the build up of snow under your crampons and boots

Black Diamond Slinger Leash

The Black Diamond Slinger is a single, lightweight piolet-specific version of our popular Spinner Leash. It features a stretchy tethering system to keep your ice tool attached without a wrist leash. 

Black Diamond Contact Strap ABS Crampon

The Black Diamond Contact Strap ABS Crampon is a lightweight, simple to use, and compact 10 point walking crampon that, thanks to it's universal strap attachement should bit any mountaineering boot from B1 upwards.

Black Diamond Guide Glove

These ultra warm and ultra protective multi sport gloves are designed to offer maximum weather resistance and durability to the most dedicated winter activists, and of course professional guides and instructors. 

Black Diamond Chaos Harness

The Black Diamond Chaos harness is an extremely durable, premium trad climbing harness that's built for long routes and to take serious abuse. Equally suited to cragging sessions and big multi-pitch free climbs

Black Diamond Camalot C4 - 0.4 Size

The Black Diamond Camalot cams are legendary, with a double axle design that allows a greater expansion range with larger cams. A tried and trusted performer

Black Diamond ATC Sport

Designed for use with a single, sports climbing rope,  the Black Diamond ATC-Sport follows the same basic design as the rest of Black Diamond's ATC family, just with a single rope aperture.

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