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February News letter!

The new year doesn’t feel quite as “new” anymore, and as we wave goodbye to a depressingly mild January, we’re all crossing our fingers for some winter. That said the mild days and nights have been great for running, seeing the women’s spine race record destroyed by over 40 hours, along with many others. We’re receiving all our new spring stock falls, and the centre has transformed from tourist destination to local climbing station. Lots and lots of new routes, many set by the fantastic Colin Downer, the man behind the Bram Crag Quarry developments. Without further ado, onto the February news!

What’s new?


Salomon: Our range of Salomon Running gear grows ever greater, with new season shorts and tights, plus an all new selection of race vests. Get down and check out the new styles and colours this spring!

Inov-8 Roclite 290 - Blue/Black/White

Inov-8: New colours in the classics Mudclaw and X-talon range, not to mention a whole revamp of the consummate all-rounder Roclite range. Check our review of them out here!

VJ Sports Irock 2

VJ Sports: A top of the sensational VJ Irocks, touted as one of the grippyist race day shoes you can own. Full unisex size range now in store.

Edelrid OHM

Edelrid: New ropes, new harness, funky new chalk bags, very clever rope control devices (see above) and one of the lightest padded alpine harnesses on the market. Must be seen to be believed.

Garmin: A GPS watch with a 12 hour battery life, smartphone connectivity and inbuilt heart rate monitor weighing only 37g? Hell yes! Get yours now for only £169.99 before it disappears.

What’s on:

4th Feb, Salewa Dry tooling: Same axe swinging, different month. See you there, you know who you are! Entry still £10, start still 4pm. As always, kit is available to hire.

5th Feb, Kong Mini Mountain Marathon:Get ready for a four hour control point Borrowdale bonanza!

25th Feb, BMC Youth Comp: Round two for the BMC youth climbing competition being held at Kong! All welcome, further details to be found here.

Dynafit Winter fell series: Last race is on the 26th of Feb, with top prizes up for grabs! Lace up and join us for an 11am start from Thirlmere village hall

Old Inov-8: Old stlye Roclites going at an absolute steal in store only. While stocks last.

Sale Remnants: While our new year sale stock is almost out, there are still a few last bargains to be had! Pop down and see what you can pick up!

Anything else?

Special 3 month pass available for £150! As much climb as you can for the next three months. Get strong before summer!