Avoid city hassles, parking and a limited range of gear -- Bryce's is definitely the 'one stop climbing shop! This specialist store has one of the largest selections of rock climbing equipment available in New Zealand, and comes with superb service.
Bryce knows his products, knows their usage and can personally give you the pros and cons on each item. With 'try before you buy' on selected items like quickdraws, belay devices, rope bags, rock shoes and finger boards, we ensure you leave Bryce's confident your purchase is the right one for you.
Below are just a few of the many items in stock at Bryce's. Just think 'if it's to do with climbing then Bryce's has probably got it' - if not, we can get it in. (Dependent on the supplier having stock of course.)
Rock shoes: 5.10's and La Sportiva with six models of each brand available in all sizes.
Stockists of women's shoes La Sportiva Mythos Lady and 5.10 Siren.
Try before you buy -- to ensure the shoe fits and does what you want, you can test them on the bouldering wall.
Walking shoes: We stock Exum Ridge, the La Sportiva mountain shoe with the grippy dot rubber sole, unisex model for both men and women and the Lynx ultra comfy running/walking shoe.
With over 20 different belay devices to choose from, a selection of five of Bryce's choice are available to take to the crag and 'try before you buy'.
Bryce's makes it easer to choose from the 17 different quickdraws in stock with the six most popular available for you to 'try before you buy'.
Do a climb using all six and see which you prefer -- stress free and fun!
Do you realise that carabiners are designed for belaying, personal safety and anchor set-ups, and there's very few that do all three things!
With over 60 different carabiners in stock, we can supply you with the right carabiner for the right application.
Ropes -- dynamic and static
50 metres, 60 metres and now 70 metres!
Ropes from Beal, Sterling and Edelrid in a variety of diameters. Static ropes are available by the metre from Beal and Edelrid.
Help extend the life of your rope by keeping it clean and tangle free -- invest in a rope bag!
We stock Metolius, Ocun, Deuter, Black Diamond and Edelrid. 'Try before you buy' with popular models available for the day.
Bryce's stocks Black Diamond Momentum and the women's Primrose.
From Petzl we stock the Corax, Calidris, Luna and Adjama. Other harnesses are available from Metolius and Aspiring. Children's full body harness from Petzl are also available. Also stocked from Petzl and Aspiring are chest harnesses.
Throw away that bit of prussic cord you use for safety when abseiling, it's obsolete! Invest in a Petzl Shunt -- it's Bryce's favourite piece of kit! We'll tell you why and show you how to use one.
For safety at the top of a climb we have cows-tails, daisy chains and the new Personal Anchor System which also comes with a free demo.
With over 20 sizes and types of personal anchor slings in stock -- talk to us -- we'll fit what's best to you. (Sport climbers, alpine and trad climbers all have different requirements.)
Helmets for rock and ice climbing from Black Diamond, Petzl and Grivel
We stock wires, cams, friends, hexes, rocks etc. Our range is huge with a wide selection of stoppers, hexes, and cams from Wild Country, Black Diamond and Metolius.
Without meaning to brag we have over 80 different cams in stock as well as 12 different nut tools.
As well as all this we can supply you with everything you need for aid climbing -- portaledges, haul bags, hooks (including cam hooks), ascenders, hammers, pitons, adjustable aiders and daisies.
Tota, Black Diamond and Metolius bouldering mats available.
Holds, holds and yet more holds
So many it's impossible to list. Bryce's stocks Pusher, Metolius and Entreprise. Many of the holds can be tested on the bouldering wall.
Finger boards -- not sure which one to get? No problem, Bryce is more than happy to attach it to the bouldering wall for you to test.
Bryce's is a major stockist in New Zealand of the ever popular TOTA (Tools of the Adventure) active wear. We stock the shorts, three quarter pants and long pants in both the mens and women's cut.
PrAna stylish active wear is arriving regularly, we aim to be the number one stockist of prAna in the North Island. At the moment we have men's long and short sleeve prAna motif tees, tech tees, mens shorts, three quarter and pants as well as tech pullovers. Women's sport tops, tees, capri pants and long pants in store now.
Petzl, Five Ten and Mountain Equipment motif tees are all available as well.
Black Diamond and Deuter from day packs thru' to full on rock and ice packs.
We also stock haul bags, gear bags, dri bags, stuff sacks etc.
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(Cafe open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays - see cafe page for more)