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Why a new specialist independent climbing shop... and why in the Chew Valley....?
The aim of The Crag Station is simple......to have the best range of rock shoes, bouldering gear, rock hardware and cragging clothing that you'll be able to find between Manchester and Leeds.
The Crag Station is not a general outdoor shop, it is a dedicated climbing shop....run by climbers for other climbers. It doesn't matter if your passion is bouldering, winter climbing, alpine, trad, sport or indoor.....if you are a climber, The Crag Station is the shop for you.
The shop is set up to serve the Peak district edge of Manchester and West Yorkshire area: Glossop up to Saddleworth, and Oldham, Bury & Rochdale across to Huddersfield and down to Holmfirth. The Crag Station offers the combination of carefully selected products with experienced staff that can only be found these days in a handful of specialist shops across the county. Great gear, good choice, some good deals and a wealth of friendly advice and experience.
Who We Are?
The shop is run by three active, locally based, climbers: Phil Sneyd (ex Paul Braithwaite's), Stuart MacKay (ex Nick Estcourt's) and Tim Dorsett (ex Urban Rock). Between them they have a massive amount of experience in the outdoor trade, the local Chew Valley and wider Peak scene, as well as climbing elsewhere in Europe and the US.
What We Stock?
The Crag Station brands are 5.10, La Sportiva, Evolv, Boreal, DMM, Petzl, Metolius, AustriAplin, Moon, Snap, prAna, blurr and E9.
Where We Are ?
The shop is located in Greenfield village, at the gateway to the Chew Valley and its crags. There is free parking directly outside and the shop is open all weekend and evenings midweek.
Contact details, directions and opening hours can be found on the website at www.thecragstation.co.uk.
AND FACEBOOK: For news of events, competitions, winter lectures, weekly deals and offers then follow The Crag Station on facebook at www.facebook.com/thecragstation
DEAL OF THE WEEK - 26th Oct '12
- FREE AUSTRIALPIN OVALOCK with every TRANGO CINCH. The AUSTRIALPIN OVALOCK has an intuitive lock system which allows just two options: open or closed. No screwing, no weird handling: just push and open!
The TRANGO CINCH provides a lightning-fast rope feed, a bomber locking-assist stop, and a smooth lower, all without you ever needing to take your hand off the brake strand. Mail order available. Valid to 1st Nov '12.
Crag Restoration Day – Upperwood Quarry, Sunday 11th November
In conjunction with Martin Kocsis and the BMC we shall be helping support a crag resoration day at one of our local venues. Just advanced warning at this stage, Martin will advise further details in the next week or so. Make sure to check www.facebook.com/thecragstation and www.thecragstation.co.uk.
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