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Joe Brown 50th Anniversary Competition: Hunt for Joe's Golden Nuts!

© Joe Browns Shops

Outdoor Shop Manager: Capel Curig, Snowdonia  , Recruitment Premier Post, 3 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop
To celebrate our unique heritage The Joe Brown shops have teamed up with our good friends at DMM and UK Climbing to give away 50 x DMM Golden Golden Torque nuts. But these are not just any nuts, oh no, each nut is individually etched with Joe Brown 50 years making them a limited edition and offering you the chance to own a little piece of climbing history.

The man himself: Joe Brown  © Joe Browns Shops
The man himself: Joe Brown
© Joe Browns Shops

Joe Brown climbing at Cloggy, sans Stealth Rubber, Dyneema slings, and...well...everything really!!  © Joe Browns Shops
Joe Brown climbing at Cloggy, sans Stealth Rubber, Dyneema slings, and...well...everything really!!
© Joe Browns Shops
You wont find these for sale in our shops, you wont find them available on our website, nor will you be able to simply click to enter this particular competition because in the spirit of Joes legendary climbs, we have decided to make this competition a little more..sporting.

Throughout July we will be placing a Golden Joe Brown Anniversary Torque Nut at 50 classic Joe Brown routes throughout Snowdonia and The Peak District, 25 in each location. Each nut will be either at the base or the top of a route that Joe ticked as a first ascent and will have a tag attached to it suggesting what you may want to do next.

The fifty of you lucky enough to find one of Joes Golden Nuts will be invited to send in a selfie with your nut along with the location you found it so that your details can then be entered into a grand draw to win a framed, signed poster of the legend himself; Mr Joe Brown.

From the 1st July through to the 14th August the hunt is on the hunt is on. Not all Golden Nuts will be in place at the same time so be sure to check routes that you return to. Hints are highly likely to be published on the Joe Brown blog pages & social media in the interim. Why not make this your summer of trad and take inspiration from one of the best all round British climbers of all time. Tackle some of the worlds greatest lines, embrace the fist jam, layback like a hero and learn a profound respect for route descriptions involving words such as bold and intimidating. Alternatively, visually appreciate the lines of the master, acquire your Golden Nut (if youre lucky) and climb something well within whatever grade you choose to enjoy the vertical world.

Grab a guidebook, get planning, get climbing and enjoy our wonderful sport, safely.

I think this is a cracking idea. I think Id better get myself ready. Joe Brown

Good luck!

To enter, upload the pictures of you with Joe's golden nuts to the following UKC Gallery. Obvioulsy you'll have to be quick, as the nuts on the most popular routes will likely to be found within a day or two.

*click here to read the terms and conditions
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prize draw will be on the 14th September

Joe Brown on the appropriately named route 'The Dangler' at Stanage  © Joe Browns Shops
Joe Brown on the appropriately named route 'The Dangler' at Stanage
© Joe Browns Shops
What to look out for: Joe's Golden Nuts (manufactured courtesy of DMM in Llanberis)  © Joe Browns Shops
What to look out for: Joe's Golden Nuts (manufactured courtesy of DMM in Llanberis)
© Joe Browns Shops


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Add Climb name Grade Height Crag name
 PEAK DISTRICT
The RaspE2 5b ***14mHiggar Tor
The DanglerE2 5c ***16mStanage Popular
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***16mStanage Plantation
BAW's CrawlHVS 5a ***10mStanage Popular
Count's ButtressE2 5c ***16mStanage Plantation
QuietusE2 5c ***14mStanage North
Terrazza CrackHVS 5a ***12mStanage North
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***14mFroggatt Edge
Cave CrackE3 5c **12mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***18mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***12mFroggatt Edge
Brown's EliminateE2 5b ***16mFroggatt Edge
Elder CrackE2 5b ***18mCurbar Edge
Right EliminateE3 5c ***17mCurbar Edge
L'HorlaE1 5b ***10mCurbar Edge
Teck CrackE1 5c **24m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **24mRoaches Lower Tier
The MincerHVS 5b ***24mRoaches Lower Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***18mRoaches Upper Tier
DelstreeHVS 5a ***18mHen Cloud
Hen Cloud EliminateHVS 5b ***18mHen Cloud
Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***12mRamshaw Rocks
Coffin CrackVS 4c **16mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***14mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***20mWimberry Rocks
 NORTH WALES
WenHVS 5a **?Gogarth North Stack...
Big GutVS 4c *?Gogarth North Stack...
Winking CrackE3 5c **?• 2Gogarth North Stack...
MousetrapE2 5a ***128m• 3Gogarth South Stack
Yellow GrooveVS 4b **36m• 2Craig Ddu
SickleHVS 5b **?Clogwyn y Grochan
HangoverE1 5b ***?Clogwyn y Grochan
Noah's WarningVS 5a ***?Dinas Cromlech
Cenotaph CornerE1 5c ***?Dinas Cromlech
Cemetery GatesE1 5b ***52m• 2Dinas Cromlech
The GroovesE1 5b ***116m• 3Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
The MoleHVS 5a **84m• 3Dinas Mot
VemberE1 5b ***?Clogwyn Du'r...
The CornerHVS 5b ***?Clogwyn Du'r...
ShrikeE2 5c ***?Clogwyn Du'r...
OctoE1 5b **?Clogwyn Du'r...
FerdinandE2 5b ***?Clogwyn y Wenallt
BarbarianE1 5b ***?Craig Pant Ifan...
The GrasperE2 5c ***?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
The FangHVS 5a ***?• 2Craig Bwlch y Moch...
StripteaseVS 5a **50m• 2Craig Bwlch y Moch...
VectorE2 5c ***?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
The Hyll Drem GirdleHVS 5a **?• 4Carreg Hyll-Drem
The CurverHVS 4c *?Castell Cidwm
DwmE3 6a ***?Castell Cidwm
48 Es
134 stars
869m,
65 pitches

Photo Gallery

Found on top of Shrike . Thanks.

Found on top of Shrike . Thanks.
© W d c

Found the the golden hex

Found the the golden hex
© Dale

Another little beauty found at the top of the rasp!

Another little beauty found at the top of the rasp!
© LiMarie

Calum psyched for his find at the Roaches!

Calum psyched for his find at the Roaches!
© Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop

With a great effort by Liz, she found her Golden Nut at the Roaches

With a great effort by Liz, she found her Golden Nut at the Roaches
© Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop

Gareth found his in a rather sunny Peak District!

Gareth found his in a rather sunny Peak District!
© Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop

Anna Wild making some great shapes with her found Golden Torque Nut!

Anna Wild making some great shapes with her found Golden Torque Nut!
© Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop

Nut found a while ago on Right Unconquerable

Nut found a while ago on Right Unconquerable
© Ciderslider

Dave with his crag swag

Dave with his crag swag
© slacky

Milly rightly chuffed with her golden nut at ramshaw crack

Milly rightly chuffed with her golden nut at ramshaw crack
© jon leek

Standing under Matinee, a classic grovel fest... And I got hold of one of Joe Browns golden nuts!

Standing under Matinee, a classic grovel fest... And I got hold of one of Joe Browns golden nuts!
© penny.orr

Found a Joe Brown golden nut at the base of Cenotaph Corner Dinas Cromlech! Stoked!

Found a Joe Brown golden nut at the base of Cenotaph Corner Dinas Cromlech! Stoked!
© cmars89


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4 Jul, 2016
Really nice touch of an idea. Shame nobody has thought to walk up to White Ghyll Dove Crag Castle Rock Carn Dearg Buttress Bosigran Blatiere Pic sans Nom Lost World Mustagh Tower Kangchenjunga ?
5 Jul, 2016
Maybe leave those ones at the bottom rather than the top :-)
5 Jul, 2016
You've really stirred up the crag swag pot now!!! Really nice idea, well done :-)
8 Jul, 2016
Im so excited :-)
I'm glad to see so many of the Peak ones have been found. I went to some lengths to really hide them all, or should I say - all the ones I've put in so far? There's still a few more to go out in the more far flung locations.
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