Hello and welcome to In Situ Climbing!
In Situ Climbing was established in August 2016 as a retail outlet with a focus on rock climbing in all its glorious disciplines. Made possible by the aligning of some planets, a thirst for shiny climbing kit and a frustration at the lack of opportunity to try on climbing clothing (and a gap in the market with demand, sudden availability of premises etc.)
Dunkeld has some superb climbing within walking distance of the town, quality trad and sport climbing can be found on Craig a Barns overlooking the town. There is also a mix of dry tooling with some sport and trad climbing just along the road in nearby Newtyle slate quarry. Not only that but traveling from the cities of Scotland (Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh, Stirling etc.) to the Cairngorm mountains (and beyond) – you pass by Dunkeld!
Other outdoor sports have a healthy presence here too. Mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, canyoning, kayaking, and much more all possible from here – an outdoor hub of the East…move over Fort William.
As this is the blog for a climbing shop in Scotland a fair percentage of content will be about climbing in Scotland but then like most climbers we do other things too. We will be aiming to put something new out at least twice a month.
We will keep you updated with new happenings in the shop – new lines just in and additions to the services we offer. It will be a place to allow us to pass on our local climbing knowledge, some gear reviews and information about other activities and events occurring in and around the fantastic outdoor playground that is Highland Perthshire.
As an independent store, we have a lot of flexibility in the products and ranges we can bring in, allowing us to cater primarily for the climbing community – in contrast to other stores where climber’s needs can seem like an after-thought. We try to stock a collection of tried and tested products from proven brands together with new innovations and items you can’t get anywhere else (locally at least!)
Our ever-expanding selection of clothing, equipment and footwear will be of interest to not only climbers and mountaineers but to other outdoor enthusiasts too. We have an onsite therapy room offering sports massage and a variety of more relaxing massage techniques (availability books up fast so plan ahead!).
Ultimately In Situ Climbing is here to help you and your climbing, whether it’s something new and shiny, advice on where to get out climbing or what to do when you’re not. You can do social media stuff with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – we run regular competitions (that require very little effort on your part…).
Got questions? We will do our best to get some damn answers! Feedback is always welcome.