Good to hear Needle Sport are back in business again, albeit on line only at the moment.
Independent climbing shops run by climbers for climbers are really important and need our support
independents (online and store)
Rock + Run
LD Mountain Centre
Jo Royle's Outdoor
Joe Brown and Climbers Shop. (online)
> Banana Fingers
I believe Banana Fingers and Epic TV are owned by Elisa Oyj, a publicly traded billion dollar Finnish telecommunications company.
> I believe Banana Fingers and Epic TV are owned by Elisa Oyj, a publicly traded billion dollar Finnish telecommunications company.
Thanks for clarifying that, I didn't know this
UpandUnder, Cardiff - online
Taunton Leisure (online - possible store, not sure)
yep, definitely not independent
Gaynor Sports, Ambleside
Braemar/Cairngorm mountain sports.
not climbing specific, but certainly camping / mountaineering / hiking / trekking stuff.
Good shout, always had excellent service form these guys, as with all of the above.
Don't forget Go Outdoors
i believe Go outdoors are part of the JD sports / Blacks / millets / ultimate outdoor gear, group ?
Backcountry UK, for all your ski touring needs.
> Backcountry UK, for all your ski touring needs.
That's useful to know, thanks
Or if in the Lakes, Anything Technical in Kendal or The Sick and the Wrong in Keswick
3 dislikes for Gaynor's. Might I ask any of those dislikers why?
> 3 dislikes for Gaynor's. Might I ask any of those dislikers why?
I'm not at all sure they sell any climbing equipment, thus outside the scope of this thread, excellent though they might be. I did not dislike
It may also be worth checking your local wall's website to see if their shop is operating online.
They probably won't have the budget or expertise for SEO or google advertising so most likely won't appear when you search for a bit of kit.
The outdoor kit industry benefits massively from the existence of climbing walls and the work they do increasing the number of climbers and therefore customers for us independents.
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