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A comprehensive guide to Yosemite's big wall routes with details for over 300 different climbs. Includes
Very lightweight HMS karabiner with Edelrid's innovative slider automatic locking mechanism. This ensures that
Self locking and therefore very safe belay device, but only for use with single ropes. It is more compact and
Over the course of two years a number of British Mountain Guides have been involved in writing climbing
A verycompact rip stop via feratta system using self opening karabiners.
Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and
Topo guide to 29 good looking bolted limestone ccrags on the Italian/Slovenian/Croatian border area of the
The Pure Screw is a standard sized karabiner with a standard screw locking gate. It's advantage over many
Excellent value, HMS locking karabiner with massive internal rope radiuses that are kind to ropes. Weight 85g.
Even lighter than DMM's incredible Prowire is their Spectre2 wiregate, which is the very much the same
Good lightweight screwgate krab ideal for setting up belays. It has a keylock nose and a very strong
A new edition of the popular selected guide, South West Climbs, now published in two volumes. Volume 2 covers
A twin axle, single stem camming device to rival BD's Camalot. The cams use a single stem with hot forged cams
A women's fit harness, with a wide belt featuring improved Warp Strength Technology™ – a unidirectional mesh
SAVING WEIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS
Going lightweight is always pleasant be it soloing on grit with nothing more than shoes, chalkbag and the clothes you stand up in, or running over the high Lakeland fells with little more than a bumbag, but where it really counts is at altitude.
Once the air thins, every gram feels like a kilogram and shaving grams is the name of the game, be it sawing off your toothbrush handle or removing all the excess webbing from your rucksack. This is an area where modern materials and manufacturing processes are making leaps and bounds and we can only expect things to get both lighter and stronger in the future.
Meanwhile, here, for the alpinists and greater ranges exponents amongst you are some of the most recent bits of lightweight gear we have received to date - put this lot together for your next high altitude trip and it really will make a difference!
The photo shows Crag Jones taking a lightweight approach on Ultar (7388m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. (Photo: Stephen Reid)
Amazing, ultra-lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet (maximum weight only 165g!!) with excellent
An amazing superlight harness designed for ski touring, alpinism and the greater ranges but which could also
Extremely ultra lightweight half rope, originally designed as a twin, but now with improved supple easy
The first full strength karabiner to break the sub 20g barrier, tiny but perfectly formed also and perfectly
Incredibly light quickdraws made with sub 20g krabs and 8mm Dyneema® tape which will significantly reduce the
The ultimate ultralight nut tool, ideal for alpine climbing and other high altitude use - or just for anyone
Amazing ultralight full strength (22kN) Dyneema slings roughly 8mm wide. Brilliant for threads, high altitude
Highly innovative, stemless and highly flexible camming devices from Spain with very narrow head widths. Five
Waterproof, exceptionally breathable and astonishingly light, the Minimus Smock has such a micro pack size that
A short version of the X Frame, giving a mat that weights only 173g! Designed with body mapping research, it
Here is a selection of the latest new products to come into stock.
Ultra-light screw with aluminium tube and steel teeth - ideal for mountaineering and ski-touring. Easy to start
Racking harness karabiner for gear organisation (ice screws, pegs etc.). Accommodates up to 8 ice screws
The 130-lumen Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is a great light to have in your rucksack when you want one headtorch
A technical all-around shoe that has an asymmetrical toe profile with a low top-of-foot volume. A good
Climb like Swiss speed-climber Ueli Steck (well look like him anyway!) in this ice and rock-climbing waterproof
Very comfortable lightweight and robust helmet with moulded polystyrene foam, lightweight polycarbonate shell,
Practical belt 25mm tape with a high-quality aluminium buckle that does not need threading. The belt is easy to
Nature friendly, wild boar bristle brushes are the best when cleaning, especially for soft sandstone
Strapping sport bandage for preventing climbing injuries in a variety of colourful options.
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
Below are a selection of our current bargains: please click for the full list of Special Offers!!
Simple yet warm hat to prevent heat loss; designed to be worn under a helmet.
Very light weight (140g/m2) looser fitting merino wool T-shirt that is great for rock climbing, running, biking
Highly breathable winter mountain pants constructed from exceptionally weather resistant Polartec® Power
Heavy duty organic cotton hoody to keep you feeling warm but looking cool at crag or wall.
Heavy duty and warm technical pant with an alpine fit combining several fabrics in different areas giving
A really good down jacket for lightweight alpine style ascents. The Pertex Quantum® Endurance outer provides
Superbly well fitting, weather resistant, mid/light weight softshell pair of trousers, constructed from
Highly breathable and durable light and stretchy climbing and trekking pant with a slim fit.
Absolutely vast Moon crashpad! 160cm x 120cm x 11cm.
At home in high exposure, the South Col II Bivy offers bomber weather protection as well as access and
A flexible, single stem unit with an ultra-narrow head width for hard aid or free climbing - very similar in
Lightweight 2 season sleeping bag rated to 0ºC, filled with top quality goose down and which has a highly water
A good choice as the ‘do it all’ belay device for belaying, abseiling and guiding on ropes from 7.7mm - 11mm.
DMM's new revamped 4CUs are now even lighter than they used to be and are great for climbers who prefer a
Here is a selection of the latest new books, maps and DVDs to come into stock.
The Rock Climber's Training Manual updates and expands on the renowned "Rock Prodigy" training method that has
This guidebook covers some of the lesser well-known sandstone bouldering areas in France that will appeal to
Autobiography of Martin Boysen, who started climbing on the sandstone outcrops of Sussex over 55 years
A guide to the fantastic sport climbing in and around the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range in north-west
Multipitch trad limestone climbing in North-East Spain, west of Barcelona and just north of Lleida and
Amazing crack and corner climbs on a vast dolerite seacliff in the far north of Ireland, quite near the Giant's
A thoroughly modern introduction to rock climbing, written by an experienced mountain guide, photographer and
After their success climbing the world's hardest offwidth, the Wide Boyz, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall,
Autobiography of Martin Moran who has for decades now made his living as a mountain guide based in
A complete list of UK Climbing Guidebooks, UK Maps, Foreign Guidebooks, Foreign Maps, DVDs, Instructional
Karabiners, Quickdraws, Wires, Nuts, Cams & other Hardware, Helmets, Harnesses, Slings, Cord, Tape, Ropes,
Ice axes, Crampons, Ice Protection, Avalanche Probes, Snow Shovels, Snow Shoes & Snow Saws.
Telescopic poles for walking & ski-ing.
Mountain Boots, Walking Boots, Approach Shoes, Fell Running Shoes, Rockshoes and Accessories.
Technical clothing for harsh environments.
Specialist clothing, rucksacks, shoes books, maps and other kit.
Cool stuff for crags and cred. Also lightweight trekking gear.
Rucksacks of all types, plus Rucksack Accessories, Bumbags, Duffle Bags, Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks and Baby
Tents, Bivi Bags, Camping Mats and Sleeping Bags.
Stoves, Fuel Bottles, Pans, Spares, Mugs, Bowls, Plates & Cutlery.
Water Bottles, Bags, Bladders, Storage Jars & Spares.
Head Torches, Lanterns, Batteries & Spares.
GPS & Altimeter Watches.
Sunglasses, Glacier Glasses, Goggles and Accessories.
Medical & Cosmetic, Energy, Glacier Glasses, Map Cases & Document Bags, Navigation, Tools, Photography,
Needle Sports Gift Vouchers. Also Wedding List information.
Professional Rope Access Equipment for Industrial, Military and Rescue use.
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