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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Latest News & Updates at Hooked on Granite Ltd

Run with Anton Krupicka

tcsh | 21/09/2017 14:44:25

On Sunday the 19th November, the Climbers Shop (Ambleside) will be welcoming a very special guest; Ultra distance and adventure running legend Anton Krupicka (pronounced crew-pitch-kuh). If you would like to run with Anton Krupicka, tickets will be on sale shortly, and will be just £20 each. They will of course be sold on a ‘first come,.... More

Celebrate 50 years of the OMM with our exciting Prize Draw – Win a Kamleika Outfit and Classic 25 pack

tcsh | 25/08/2017 15:01:01

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the UK’s Original Mountain Marathon, or the OMM. In 1968 Gerry Charnley created a 2 day mountain challenge, an event that combined navigation, endurance, teamwork and a wild overnight camp. The Original Mountain Marathon is considered to be the event that all adventure races have evolved from, and is.... More

Walking on the Wild Side in Mallorca

tcsh | 14/06/2017 12:07:30

Probably best known for its package holidays and epic cycle camps Mallorca has a whole host of stunning walking and climbing just a stone’s throw from some stunning beaches. We were heading there with our extended family for some serious pool and beach action but managed to sneak away to bag the superb Serra del Cavall.... More

Stony Stratford Trail Run Event – Saturday June 24th

tcsh | 06/06/2017 12:41:48

On Saturday June 24th, the Climbers Shop and Run Stony will be holding a Running Event aimed at anyone who wants to try trail running, or is already a keen participant.  The event is completely free of charge to join in, and includes a goody bag of promotional running items, a free coffee and cake courtesy of Twenty3c.... More

Joe & James’ Scottish Climbing Marathon

tcsh | 22/05/2017 17:28:09

  When The Sun Shines……. When the weather is good in Scotland there is nowhere better! James Gibson and Joe Mann from our Ambleside shop took a few days in early May for a pre midge season blast up to the Highlands starting in Skye. Day 1 was spent on the massive Sron Na Ciche.... More

Arc’Teryx Lakeland Revival 2017

tcsh | 17/05/2017 16:12:20

After a fantastic launch at the Big Mountain Weekend in April the 2017 Lakeland Revival has begun! Now in it’s fourth year, there are four whole months for you to head to the Lakes and enjoy a wide range of climbs in some stunning locations. Grades range from scrambles to well in to the E’s to encourage.... More

Charity entries for Chiltern 100 Cycle Festival in aid of Action4Youth

tcsh | 14/05/2017 14:39:13

  Are you a keen cyclist based in the South East? The Chiltern 100 Cycle Festival has a great range of rides for everyone, goes through beautiful scenery and is held at historic Penn House on Sunday 16th July 2017. There’s a vintage velo village, great food, live music and a wonderful family atmosphere. Buckinghamshire.... More

It’s a hard life - Arc’Teryx Training in Langdale with ISM

tcsh | 26/04/2017 14:24:03

Staff from all four of the Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shops came together in Langdale this week to enjoy a training day with Arc’Teryx sponsored athlete Katy Whittaker and British Mountain Guide Adrian Nelhams. The vagaries of the Lakeland April weather meant there was ample opportunity to look at layering appropriate clothing throughout the day.... More

Now Providing Walking Boot Hire at our Milton Keynes Store

tcsh | 26/04/2017 13:48:41

New for 2017; we have a full size range of high quality leather walking boots available for daily hire. If you are just getting into walking or your feet are still growing then why not simply hire some of our Hi Tech Ottawa boots available in a full size range from 4 – 12. For those requiring.... More

The Low Down on Trekking Poles

tcsh | 25/04/2017 14:06:39

Article by Sally Woodbridge Trekking in the Italian Dolomites - Col dala Pieres Why do I love my trekking poles so much when, for other brits, poles seem to represent a capitulation to the wear and tear of ageing or an admission that you’re not tough enough? This negative feeling doesn’t seem to apply to.... More

All the gear you’ll need for Youth Expeditions and DofE Award – Our New Adventure Booklet

tcsh | 12/04/2017 15:11:18

The Climbers Shop are pleased to bring you our latest Adventure Booklet that includes all the gear you may need for Duke of Edinburgh Award and Youth Expeditions. The aim of the booklet is to help participants, group leaders and parents find the right equipment and clothing; the gear that'll let you enjoy your expedition experience to the.... More

Partners with the Great Lakeland 3 Day Mountain Marathon 2017

tcsh | 23/03/2017 14:56:44

The Climbers Shop have been associated with this event for the last 3 years and are pleased to be partnered with this long running event (pardon the pun) again this year.  It will be held between Saturday 29th April and Monday 1st May, with 300 places available. The GL3D™ is an adventurous three-day mountain marathon with.... More

21st Century Staff Training–Outdoor Gear Coach

tcsh | 27/01/2017 15:39:34

The Climbers Shop are very excited to announce that we are using Outdoor Gear Coach to help you make informed independent choices about the right kit for the activities you love. Have you ever considered why rucksacks aren’t waterproof? How you can be wearing seven layers but still be cold? The mystery of why many modern waterproofs.... More

Confessions of a Spine Crew–A Report from the Montane Spine Race 2017

tcsh | 25/01/2017 10:31:10

  By Cathy Casey As one of the Directors of The Climbers Shop I am continually amazed by the races and endurance challenges completed by our amazing members of staff, however, I had never come across the Montane Spine Race Series until an Ultra Distance Running friend of old told me about how he’d just lost.... More

Closed - in A Berghaus Extrem 8000 Pro Jacket - Closed

tcsh | 22/12/2016 12:13:04

Competition is now closed The Berghaus Extrem 8000 Pro jacket is a cutting edge mountaineering shell with innovation at it's core. Light, with great fit and features, this technical shell allows you to focus on the challenge, whatever the weather throws at you. The Extrem 8000 Pro is full or innovative features, advanced design and.... More

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