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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Arcteryx Lakeland Revival

   Words by tcsh

   on 29/07/2014 17:08:27


Arcteryx Lakeland Revival

In conjunction with the BMC, the Climbers Shop (South Lakes) and Needlesports (North Lakes).

Get out and rediscover some of the forgotten climbs in the Lake District

The Lakeland Revival Project led by Arcteryx aims to get climbers onto the Lake District’s long lost climbs once again and reinvigorate some old classic lines, which understandably may be a bit unloved and overgrown*

*Arcteryx aren’t advocating full on gardening sessions, wire brushing or any environmental destruction, just trying to increase traffic on these forgotten routes to bring them back to life.

For the list of routes checkout the Lakeland Revival Route List

To become part of the Lakeland Revival

· Choose a route from the specified list (available online and in store).

· Go and climb it and take a photo of themselves/partner climbing it or of the route with chalk on afterwards (just some sort of proof).

· Return to Needle Sports or The Climbers Shop and present the proof to the shop staff.

· They will then receive a free T-shirt or chalk bag (one prize per person) for as long as stock lasts.

There’s also an Instagram competition: #lakelandrevival with your best lakes photo to win an Arcteryx Atom Lt Jacket.

  • The project is running through out August only.
  • One prize per person – Not per route
  • The prize only goes to the person leading, but if they had to alternate lead then they both get a prize.

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