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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Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

Winter Season is ending and Spring is beginning!

   Words by tcsh

   on 16/03/2012 11:05:49

You could say it’s been yet another unpredictable winter season for us. There were a few days were we got glimpses that we could of been on for a good one, then before we know it, the daffodils are out and the days are getting longer.

So the rock climbing season is now upon us! The air feels fresh, the rock is starting to dry and the sun is very welcoming.

Staff members. Bryan, Helen and Chris have been managing to get out on days off, getting to the likes of the Napes on Gable and Gimmer Crag. here are a few shots from them:

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Bryan on Ash Tree Corner, Gimmer

Helen On ‘D’ Route, Gimmer

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Needle Ridge, Napes

Napes Needle

Here at the shop we have received a lot of new and fresh products in. The new gear from Rab looks great, they never seem to disappoint, and we look forward to getting our hands on some.
Here are some of our recommended products from their range this Spring:




Rab Vapourise Light Jacket

Rab Vapourise Lite Jacket (womens)

Rab Alpine Trek Pant

We have also had some great deals in on climbing gear, so if your rack needs rejuvenating, check these out:




DMM 4CU Cams 
(from £29!)

WC Rock Set 1-8

CT Quikdraw set of 5

And don’t forget these other essentials!



DMM Puma Harness (Womens)

DMM Renegade Harness

Evolv-Defy-Rock-Shoe Montane-Medusa-32-Shadow

Evolv Defy Rockshoe

Montane Medusa 32 rucksack

Check our website out for further deals on clothing and climbing equipment, we have had so much come in!

Here’s to a better summer season than the Winter! If you are visiting the Lakes this Spring, be sure to check out the current bird restrictions that are coming into force on some crags, as it’s caught us out more than a few times!


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