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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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Part 1 of a planned 5 volume comprehensive guide to the entire Pembroke coast. This one covers the area from
Excellent value, HMS locking karabiner with massive internal rope radiuses that are kind to ropes. Weight 85g.
Amazing, ultra-lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet (maximum weight only 165g!!) with excellent
Special Offer! Set of Rocks 1-10 plus a karabiner for the same price as a 1-8
Tom Richardson is a mountaineer, long established member of the Alpine Club, Leader for KE Adventure and
A very lightweight harness with 3D-Vent Technology for unparalleled fit, comfort and minimum weight. Although
Yates Speed Wall Ladders have several advantages over standard etriers. The steps are not offset so it does not
Absolutely brilliant update of DMM's already ultralightweight wiregate Prowire quickdraw. Perfect for shaving
A very up to date text book on aid climbing and big wall by Chris McNamara, a man who Climbing Magazine have
Giant bouldering chalk bag with a flat-bottomed cylindrical form, which is stiff enough to stay upright without
Super comfy, supportive and very lightweight all-round harness with 3D-Vent Technology and adjustable leg loops
Thoroughly revised and updated edition of Better Bouldering, presenting all the techniques and tricks gleaned
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
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)
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 women's specific eVent® waterproof jacket designed for Alpine conditions and which successfully balances the
A waterproof and breathable mountain jacket designed specifically for women, using a mixture of midweight
The ultimate all year round super compact pole from light walks to heavy winter use and snowshoeing to ski
A woman-specific harness with adjustable leg loops for mountaineering and ice climbing. It employs "EndoFrame"
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.
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
Below are a selection of our current bargains: please click for the full list of Special Offers!!
A tough, close fitting, breathable, wind resistant top with highly breathable (but not windproof) Power
Quick wicking underpants in a boxer style. With fly. Only L left now.
A touring tent, popular among cyclists for the generous floor area and main vestibule that suits sheltered
Nylon slings rated at over 2 Tonnes (22kN). They are ideal for situations where hard wear is expected.
DMM's new revamped 4CUs are now even lighter than they used to be and are great for climbers who prefer a
Original art peace sign art by Jason Stowell on a 100% organic cotton T-shirt. Only L left now.
A good complement to Rocks. Special offers on Wallnut Sets!!
Very warm thermal bottoms for very cold places.
Durable 100% organic cotton T-Shirt with a soft hand and beautiful drape. Only L left now.
Great insulation for cold, wet environments - these pants are a designed as a super warm mid layer pant for
Designed for male walkers and mountaineers who prefer a full length zip, but featuring the same close fitting
Aluminium cammed, ultralight, tiny, spring loaded ascender that is ideal for alpine climbing. Designed for
A durable leather palmed softshell mountain glove, similar to the Terra Nova Guide Glove but a little more
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
Superbly produced and extremely classy American quarterly magazine devoted to alpine and greater ranges
This climbing guidebook describes every peak and climb in the dramatic Chaltén Massif in southern Patagonia,
Second edition of the guide book White Water Lake District, now completely revised and updated - the new
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
Monster selected climbs guide to the area of Spain around Alicante for which there can be found conveniently
Following in the footsteps of Chouinard's "Climbing Ice", this super book of all things icy presents ice
The official handbook of the Mountain Leadership Training Boards of the UK (aka "Langmuir"). This book covers
The Charlie Ramsay Round is Scotland's answer to the Lake District's Bob Graham Round, 24 Munros in under 24
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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