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Marvels of miniaturisation! These camming devices are the lightest and smallest on the market and are packed
Set of hugely popular old style Rocks on Wire - set of 1 - 10.
Technical Friends are still made in sizes 5 and 6 especially for protecting very large cracks and narrow
An excellent full-coverage, full-range-of-motion salopette for alpine climbing and ski mountaineering that
Sport climbing in Friuli and Slovenia around Trieste in North-East Italy. Most of the 50 crags described are in
A film by Paul Diffley from Hot Aches about Scottish winter climbing with Andy Cave. Scotland in winter is an
A single axle version of DMM's Dragon cam combining the tried and trusted 13.75°, single axle head unit of the
Climbing the World's highest mountains by Alan Hinkes who relates his experiences of climbing all 14 of
You wait ages for an up to date full colour photo diagrammatic guide to rock climbing in Snowdonia and then two
An epic to end all mountain epics, set in the stunning mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. The feature
The second incarnation of the well tried and superb Batura boot has resulted in an extremely technical boot
A twin axle, single stem camming device to rival BD's Camalot. The cams use a single stem with hot forged cams
Designed for high energy pursuits, whether ice climbing or ski touring, where the need for high breathability
The first complete guide for ice and winter climbing in Hemsedal. Describes more than 100 ice and mixed winter
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 improved - supply easy handling.
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.
A compact, powerful, multi-beam rechargeable headlamp, with Reactive Lighting Technology. 215 lumens.
A compact, powerful and rechargeable headlamp with Reactive Lighting Technology. 170 lumens.
Heavy duty and warm technical pant with an alpine fit combining several fabrics in different areas giving
Revolutionary new gloves with a micro pack size and a superb warmth to weight ratio. Featuring Primaloft® Eco
Rab's warmest down jacket with box wall construction and fully waterproof Pertex® Shield shell for use in
Superb soft shell trousers designed for ski-touring but which could equally be used for ice climbing and
An innovative rescue device for use in the event of a fall into a crevasse, which can be used to rescue
The Hero3+ Silver Edition is 20% lighter than previous versions and comes complete with a case that is
A super lightweight Ueli Steck inspired boot for winter mixed and icefall, and fast summer alpine and alpine
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
Below are a selection of our current bargains: please click for the full list of Special Offers!!
Similar to the Ropeman MkI, but with a stainless steel cam to reduce wear. Ultralight, tiny, spring loaded
Even lighter than DMM's incredible Prowire is their Spectre2 wiregate, which is the very much the same
Attractive mid-weight hoody with a bird and rope graphic print on the back.
Narrow-strapped, hip-length cami with classic, simple lines made of organic cotton/Tencel® lyocell jersey.
100% pure chalk - excellent grip, feels good to climb with and prevents excessive drying of the skin. Nice
The ultimate trad quickdraw! Superlight Moses karabiner in combination with light, high performance 8mm
At home in high exposure, the South Col II Bivy offers bomber weather protection as well as access and
Highly innovative insulated boot with removable inner bootie. An excellent alternative to the old fashioned
Warm, durable, water resistant softshell glove. A brilliant alpine climbing and ski touring glove with just
Ideal as a baselayer for endurance activities in cool to cold temperatures - eg winter climbing. A long john
Aluminium cammed, ultralight, tiny, spring loaded ascender that is ideal for alpine climbing. Designed for
Designed to be an alternative to training in tights, the Rogue uses a light Nylon fabric with stretch and clean
This T-shirt features Patagonia's classic text logo printed on soft 100% organic cotton.
Good lightweight screwgate krab ideal for setting up belays. It has a keylock nose and a very strong
Here is a selection of the latest new books, maps and DVDs to come into stock.
A thoroughly comprehensive guide describing all the routes on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses in the
New York City is best known for it yellow cabs, retail stores, and phenomenal skyline. It's a city full of
A climbing guide to the Kingdom of the Mallos in north-east Spain. The guide covers six areas: Mallos de
The first Scottish offpiste guidebook, focusing on the amazing terrain in the mountains around Ben Nevis and
A trekker's guidebook to the Annapurna region; the most popular trekking area in Nepal and a magnet for those
The only definitive rock climbing guidebook in English to the Calanques, a beautiful limestone coastal area on
Autobiography of Jules Lines, Britain's most accomplished free solo climber.
A second volume in the eries describing rock routes in the popular Aiguilles Rouges situated on the southern
Christmas gift ideas for the climber in your life!
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. Also Wedding List information.
Professional Rope Access Equipment for Industrial, Military and Rescue use.
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