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Needle Sports is one of the UK's top specialist climbing gear shops. We supply mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition climbing equipment to climbers worldwide from our base in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District, where we have some of the best crags, lakes and hills (or "fells" as they are known locally) on our doorstep.
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The official handbook of the Mountain Leadership Training Boards of the UK (aka "Langmuir"). This book covers
Superbly produced and extremely classy American quarterly magazine devoted to alpine and greater ranges
Scotland is home to great number and variety of sport climbs, offering routes of all difficulty, on a plethora
A very up to date text book on aid climbing and big wall by Chris McNamara, a man who Climbing Magazine have
Thoroughly revised and updated edition of Better Bouldering, presenting all the techniques and tricks gleaned
The first full strength karabiner to break the sub 20g barrier, tiny but perfectly formed also and perfectly
Lightweight cotton trousers with a comfortable road elastic waistband designed for climbers. A lovely soft
The Charlie Ramsay Round is Scotland's answer to the Lake District's Bob Graham Round, 24 Munros in under 24
Second edition of the guide book White Water Lake District, now completely revised and updated - the new
This climbing guidebook describes every peak and climb in the dramatic Chaltén Massif in southern Patagonia,
Super comfy, supportive and very lightweight all-round harness with 3D-Vent Technology and adjustable leg loops
Giant bouldering chalk bag with a flat-bottomed cylindrical form, which is stiff enough to stay upright without
Colourful lightweight men's trekking/climbing trousers made with tough but comfortable Cordura two way stretch
Monster selected climbs guide to the area of Spain around Alicante for which there can be found conveniently
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 strong 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 improved - supply easy handling.
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.
Yates Speed Wall Ladders have several advantages over standard etriers. The steps are not offset so it does not
Hot Ginger natural Muscle Rub "sports massage in at tube" helps ease fatigued muscles with its blend of premium
Big taco style model without a central fold for a homogeneous landing surface, perfect to fall on the back when
Enjoy the benefits and freedom of leashless winter climbing without the risk of losing your tools. Perfect for
Created for off-road, endurance trails, ultra marathon competitions and long training sessions.
Very well priced and excellent handling single rope. Designed mainly for sport climbing but would also make a
Part rock shoe, part approach shoe and part walking boot, this mid-cut scrambling boot is ideal for scrambling,
The Nomad 7 Solar Panel is capable of charging your smartphone, GPS, iPod, or other hand-held device directly
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
Below are a selection of our current bargains: please click for the full list of Special Offers!!
Great insulation for cold, wet environments - these pants are a designed as a super warm mid layer pant for
Absolutely brilliant update of DMM's already ultralightweight wiregate Prowire quickdraw. Perfect for shaving
A super beefy mountain biking shoe with stealth rubber to grip the pedals and a tough well padded upper to take
The Winter Sun Hoody is simply the ultimate cold weather jacket for walkers and climbers, a belay jacket
The latest altimeter watch from Suunto is packed with features: Altimeter accurate to 30,000 feet/9,000m,
Woman's belay/bivi jacket for cold and damp conditions in the mountains. Featuring layered 100g and 60g
The Hornet is a shoe designed especially for high-end sport climbing, bouldering and competition climbing. Only
Durable, warm Epic® mountain salopettes at a great price. Although made of a waterproof fabric, the seams are
The Micro Puff Hoody is an ultralight belay jacket featuring a water-resistant, windproof, recycled polyester
Trail running shoe with high levels of comfort and performance. Ideal for hard surface tracks and trails and
Narrow dyneema slings in 11mm tape from DMM. These are much lighter than standard nylon slings, and quite a bit
The Sausalito is a comfortable multi-pitch all rounder, equally suited to novices or experts, with an easy fit,
Highly innovative insulated boot with removable inner bootie. An excellent alternative to the old fashioned
Designed for female walkers and mountaineers who prefer a full length zip, but featuring the same close fitting
Here is a selection of the latest new books, maps and DVDs to come into stock.
This is the first definitive sport climbing guide for Scotland. The guidebook includes 1300 routes, from grades
Part 1 of a planned 5 volume comprehensive guide to the entire Pembroke coast. This one covers the area from
The official handbook for the International Mountain Leader scheme, endorsed by the British Mountaineering
The first ever complete bouldering guide for Fairhead, set on the rugged North Coast of Ireland. It contains
Following in the footsteps of Chouinard's "Climbing Ice", this super book of all things icy presents ice
Tom Richardson is a mountaineer, long established member of the Alpine Club, Leader for KE Adventure and
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.
Medical & Cosmetic, Energy, Glacier Glasses, Map Cases & Document Bags, Navigation, Tools, Photography,
Needle Sports Gift Vouchers with denominations from £5 to the sky's the limit! Presented with an attractive
Professional Rope Access Equipment for Industrial, Military and Rescue use.
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