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Needle Sports is one of the UK's top specialist climbing gear shops. We supply mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition climbing equipment to climbers worldwide from our base in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District, where we have some of the best crags, lakes and hills (or "fells" as they are known locally) on our doorstep.
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A very lightweight harness with 3D-Vent Technology for unparalleled fit, comfort and minimum weight. Although
Absolutely brilliant update of DMM's already ultralightweight wiregate Prowire quickdraw. Perfect for shaving
Excellent value, HMS locking karabiner with massive internal rope radiuses that are kind to ropes. Weight 85g.
Marvels of miniaturisation! These camming devices are the lightest and smallest on the market and are packed
Tom Richardson is a mountaineer, long established member of the Alpine Club, Leader for KE Adventure and
The Charlie Ramsay Round is Scotland's answer to the Lake District's Bob Graham Round, 24 Munros in under 24
A twin axle, single stem camming device to rival BD's Camalot. The cams use a single stem with hot forged cams
Following in the footsteps of Chouinard's "Climbing Ice", this super book of all things icy presents ice
This is the first definitive sport climbing guide for Scotland. The guidebook includes 1300 routes, from grades
Very well priced and excellent handling single rope. Designed mainly for sport climbing but would also make a
Technical Friends are still made in sizes 5 and 6 especially for protecting very large cracks and narrow
A single axle version of DMM's Dragon cam combining the tried and trusted 13.75°, single axle head unit of the
Lightweight cotton trousers with a comfortable road elastic waistband designed for climbers. A lovely soft
Thoroughly revised and updated edition of Better Bouldering, presenting all the techniques and tricks gleaned
SAVING WEIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS
Going lightweight is always pleasant be it soloing on grit with nothing more than shoes, chalkbag and the clothes you stand up in, or running over the high Lakeland fells with little more than a bumbag, but where it really counts is at altitude.
Once the air thins, every gram feels like a kilogram and shaving grams is the name of the game, be it sawing off your toothbrush handle or removing all the excess webbing from your rucksack. This is an area where modern materials and manufacturing processes are making leaps and bounds and we can only expect things to get both lighter and strong in the future.
Meanwhile, here, for the alpinists and greater ranges exponents amongst you are some of the most recent bits of lightweight gear we have received to date - put this lot together for your next high altitude trip and it really will make a difference!
The photo shows Crag Jones taking a lightweight approach on Ultar (7388m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan.(Photo: Stephen Reid)
Amazing, ultra-lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet (maximum weight only 165g!!) with excellent
An amazing superlight harness designed for ski touring, alpinism and the greater ranges but which could also
Extremely ultra lightweight half rope, originally designed as a twin, but now improved - supply easy handling.
The first full strength karabiner to break the sub 20g barrier, tiny but perfectly formed also and perfectly
Incredibly light quickdraws made with sub 20g krabs and 8mm Dyneema® tape which will significantly reduce the
The ultimate ultralight nut tool, ideal for alpine climbing and other high altitude use - or just for anyone
Amazing ultralight full strength (22kN) Dyneema slings roughly 8mm wide. Brilliant for threads, high altitude
Highly innovative, stemless and highly flexible camming devices from Spain with very narrow head widths. Five
Waterproof, exceptionally breathable and astonishingly light, the Minimus Smock has such a micro pack size that
A short version of the X Frame, giving a mat that weights only 173g! Designed with body mapping research, it
Here is a selection of the latest new products to come into stock.
Super comfy, supportive and very lightweight all-round harness with 3D-Vent Technology and adjustable leg loops
Yates Speed Wall Ladders have several advantages over standard etriers. The steps are not offset so it does not
Hot Ginger natural Muscle Rub "sports massage in at tube" helps ease fatigued muscles with its blend of premium
Big taco style model without a central fold for a homogeneous landing surface, perfect to fall on the back when
Giant bouldering chalk bag with a flat-bottomed cylindrical form, which is stiff enough to stay upright without
Enjoy the benefits and freedom of leashless winter climbing without the risk of losing your tools. Perfect for
Created for off-road, endurance trails, ultra marathon competitions and long training sessions.
Colourful lightweight men's trekking/climbing trousers made with tough but comfortable Cordura two way stretch
Part rock shoe, part approach shoe and part walking boot, this mid-cut scrambling boot is ideal for scrambling,
Extra good deals on really great kit!!
Below are a selection of our current bargains: please click for the full list of Special Offers!!
A finely woven, breezy short-sleeved shirt in lightweight organic cotton. Only S left now.
100% organic cotton tee with tree screen print. Shaped for women. Only XS left now.
Similar to the Ropeman MkI, but with a stainless steel cam to reduce wear. Ultralight, tiny, spring loaded
Trail running shoe with high levels of comfort and performance. Ideal for hard surface tracks and trails and
A stretchy organic cotton dress with flattering V-front detail. Perfect for post cragging, post swim lounging
A shoe for climbers who want a comfortable, versatile and reliable shoe, the Cliff has a last designed to fit a
A small version (35 Litres) of the Pursuit. A great cragging, winter climbing and alpine sack for those who can
A good sized twin compartment trekking pack with integral waterproof rucksack cover for those heavy
The clipping end of a Mamba plus sling. Quickdraw weight 72g.
A durable leather palmed softshell mountain glove, similar to the Terra Nova Guide Glove but a little more
Warm, durable, water resistant softshell glove. A brilliant alpine climbing and ski touring glove with just
Even lighter than DMM's incredible Prowire is their Spectre2 wiregate, which is the very much the same
Here is a selection of the latest new books, maps and DVDs to come into stock.
Superbly produced and extremely classy American quarterly magazine devoted to alpine and greater ranges
A very up to date text book on aid climbing and big wall by Chris McNamara, a man who Climbing Magazine have
This climbing guidebook describes every peak and climb in the dramatic Chaltén Massif in southern Patagonia,
Part 1 of a planned 5 volume comprehensive guide to the entire Pembroke coast. This one covers the area from
Second edition of the guide book White Water Lake District, now completely revised and updated - the new
The official handbook for the International Mountain Leader scheme, endorsed by the British Mountaineering
The first ever complete bouldering guide for Fairhead, set on the rugged North Coast of Ireland. It contains
Monster selected climbs guide to the area of Spain around Alicante for which there can be found conveniently
The official handbook of the Mountain Leadership Training Boards of the UK (aka "Langmuir"). This book covers
A complete list of UK Climbing Guidebooks, UK Maps, Foreign Guidebooks, Foreign Maps, DVDs, Instructional
Karabiners, Quickdraws, Wires, Nuts, Cams & other Hardware, Helmets, Harnesses, Slings, Cord, Tape, Ropes,
Ice axes, Crampons, Ice Protection, Avalanche Probes, Snow Shovels, Snow Shoes & Snow Saws.
Telescopic poles for walking & ski-ing.
Mountain Boots, Walking Boots, Approach Shoes, Fell Running Shoes, Rockshoes and Accessories.
Technical clothing for harsh environments.
Specialist clothing, rucksacks, shoes books, maps and other kit.
Cool stuff for crags and cred. Also lightweight trekking gear.
Rucksacks of all types, plus Rucksack Accessories, Bumbags, Duffle Bags, Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks and Baby
Tents, Bivi Bags, Camping Mats and Sleeping Bags.
Stoves, Fuel Bottles, Pans, Spares, Mugs, Bowls, Plates & Cutlery.
Water Bottles, Bags, Bladders, Storage Jars & Spares.
Head Torches, Lanterns, Batteries & Spares.
Medical & Cosmetic, Energy, Glacier Glasses, Map Cases & Document Bags, Navigation, Tools, Photography,
Needle Sports Gift Vouchers with denominations from £5 to the sky's the limit! Presented with an attractive
Professional Rope Access Equipment for Industrial, Military and Rescue use.
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