In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop in Ambleside, Cumbria - one of the first outdoor shops in the UK!

For nearly 60 years now the Climbers Shop have offered the very best in climbing, mountaineering, hill walking and trail running gear at great prices, with expertise that's second to none.

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Compston CornerAmbleside Cumbria LA22 9DS

Hooked on Granite Ltd

In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop - the first outdoor shop in Ambleside! For nearly 60 years The Climbers Shop has been in the heart of the Lake District and a focal point for climbers, walkers and holiday-makers wanting to kit themselves out for the outdoor lifestyle.

In Spring 2016, the Climbers Shop expanded its horizons, and opened a second branch in Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes. The Climbers Shop in Stony offers the same great range of high end climbing and mountaineering products, but stocks a broader range of travel and country walking clothing and equipment too. They also specialise in kitting out Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme candidates and leaders, and work with many local schools and organisations to provide a bespoke DofE equipment service.

Our ranges are constantly changing to meet the needs of the modern outdoor enthusiast and we only stock high quality brands such as Rab, Mountain Equipment, DMM, Arcteryx, Scarpa, Meindl, Patagonia and Hilleberg. If we don't stock what you want, we may be able to special order gear in for you, normally in just a few days. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you can’t find what you need.

The TCS team are on hand to provide you with the right advice and the right gear to suit your individual requirements and circumstances. Our highly experienced staff have the in-depth knowledge to help you with any enquiry.  Among our staff, we have experts in just about every outdoor activity; from winter mountaineering to rock climbing, fell running to backpacking and every activity in between.

The Climbers Shop are also partnered with two leading mountain organisations; the British Mountain Guides Association and the International School of Mountaineering.

The two Climbers Shops are part of Hooked on Granite Ltd, a family business that also owns the two Joe Brown shops in Snowdonia, North Wales (Llanberis and Capel Curig).  Joe Brown, as we’re sure you’re aware, is a world renowned name in climbing, and one of the leading British climbers of his generation. He opened his first shop in 1966 in Llanberis, working previously with Frank Davies as a consultant to the Climbers Shop.

We are part of this family of four shops, shops with an extraordinary heritage that pioneered the outdoor retail market and that still lead the way over 50 years on.


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