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Mad March News

February came and went by in a blurry haze of rain soaked fells and broken dreams of winter climbing, with the mercury never properly making it below zero. Here in the warm and dry, we’ve hosted not one but two successful climbing competitions, and a very wet fell race! A large portion of our spring summer kit has arrived, and our shop team have been hard at work getting all the new shiny kit out for you to ogle at. With that said, on with the show:

What’s New?

Ultimate Direction: The market leaders and inventors of the hydration pack finally land at Kong. With several different sizes and varieties to choose from, getting the right load and hydration carrying solution for you has never been easier.

Salomon Advanced Skin 12 - Matador

Salomon: New redesigned race vests from French running masters Salomon. We’ve expanded our range, so you can expand your horizons. Featuring all new fabrics and cuts, the new vests are lighter, stronger and cleverer than ever before.


Ocun: We’ve take a fresh drop from the eastern European climbing gurus at Ocun. Principally a new shoe, the Oxi Lace up. For a performance trad shoe fit that can climb the grade you wish you could, look no further. Suits a narrower to mid width foot.

Berghaus: Back in our store with a bang. The Berghaus Hyperlight is a 3-layer mega breathable membrane shell that weighs a staggering 100g. Award winning, and unbeatably light, this is one piece of kit you want in your pack.

What’s On?

4th March: Salewa Dry tooling FINAL

It’s the big final! Come and join us for an exciting end to the season, as more tools will be tangled with than ever before. Going in to the final, GB junior ice queen Emma Powel has a comfortable lead on fellow team mate Adam Willison. But the gap isn’t a full round of points, so she’s going to have to work for it!

9th March: Ocun Demo Day

Get your feet in some Ocun shoes, with a chance to win a pair at the end of the evening. A great opportunity for anyone wanting to see what all the fuss is about.

30th March: Boreal demo day

Ever wondered why so many people climb in Boreals? Come and find out at our Boreal demo day, and try out a range of this seasons new rock shoes!

Round one of the single greatest bouldering competition ever to be held in the county will see titans crush it out for the most coveted title of “Cumbrias best bouldering man and woman”. Think you have what it takes? Get involved!

What’s On Offer?

Kids everything: We’ve taken a huge delivery of children’s gear, including mini primaloft jackets and a large amount of kids winter wear. Not to mention, a little price tag for little people!

End of season shoe sale! Exactly what it says on the tin, a truck load of shoes for prices that can only be described as “tempting”…