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Expert Climbing Advice

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 24/02/2020 15:39:57

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Expert Climbing Advice

Due to close partnerships with the South-West’s Premier climbing centres, Our Bristol and Exeter stores hold some of the best services for premium climbing gear in the UK.


The South-West holds some of the very best rock climbing in the country, with Dartmoor, Torbay, Baggy Point in North Devon, Lundy Island, Bosigran on the Cornish coast, Cheddar Gorge, and Portland to name only a few, there are many more great locations. We’re big climbers and Taunton Leisure have been selling one of the best ranges of climbing gear in the UK for over 30 years. Our knowledgeable staff can help you with every piece of climbing gear, handing great advice and recommendations.We keep our full range within our Exeter and Bristol Stores.

When it comes to climbing shoes/rock boots, we hold an extensive range of brands such as Scarpa, Tenaya, Boreal, La Sportiva and 5.10. Our Staff are always kept up to date on what the shoes can offer the avid climber and after measuring your feet will be able to suggest the best shoes for your needs, we have test walls in store for you to properly try the shoes before you make a purchase. Similarly our stores have a dedicated hang point for proper testing of climbing harnesses, this way you can test for comfort and proper fit safely. We carry Harnesses from DMM, Petzl, Black Diamond and Edelrid.

We also keep an excellent range of hardware such as carabiners for gear and belaying, slings, nuts, wires, cams, quickdraws, belay devices and much more. We have staff who are experienced with this equipment and can help in pointing you to the correct piece of gear. We will however insist that you do not take it climbing until properly trained in its use.

Our close Partnerships with the South West’s premier climbing centres The Quay in Exeter as well as Redpoint and Flashpoint centres in Bristol mean that members gain a 15% discount across our range!
Read more on our partnerships HERE

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Our climbing buyer and Exeter Store manager, Nick B, lives and breathes climbing and is the man to see before heading down to the quay or up onto Devon’s crags.


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