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.

admin23/03/2010 15:48:58

Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

Back to the Future for the Climbers Shop

   Words by tcsh

   on 24/02/2012 15:38:32

If you’ve visited the shop in the last few days you’ve probably noticed we’re having some work done at the front of the store.  Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience, hopefully this will be all completed very soon.  Its marking the start of some exciting changes here at the Climbers shop.

Our longer standing customers will remember when the front of the store was our dedicated climbing gear department.  Well ..its coming back, only better, brighter and with a load of new gear.  The reinstating of the climbing department is all part of a shop wide overhaul in which we hope to refocus the direction of the shop back to our core business – we are the ‘Climbers’ shop after all.

As we are now part of the Joe Browns group of shops (based in North Wales), and we share such a strong climbing heritage, it makes sense to go back to our roots (so to speak) and become a destination climbing store once again.  The store will be benefitting from a bit of a revamp over the coming months, with the first big change being our climbing department moving back to where it belongs, in pride of place at the entrance to the shop.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a climber or mountaineer though as we’ll still be stocking everything you need for fell walking and trail running too.  The Climbers Shop is still going to be very much a multi sport mountain shop, as it always has been

Shop-Front Shop front work re-stocking
Out with the old Work in progress Re-stocking

The majority of the relocation work will be done by this weekend and the new climbing department will be open for business.  If you are planning a visit to Ambleside over the weekend why not pop in and see how the work is progressing.

In the coming weeks and months there will be lots of other changes happening both in store and on our website.  We’ll keep you posted on our blog, via our Facebook Page and on Twitter – so stay tuned.

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