At Parthian Climbing, our aim is to make each and every one of our visitors feel like part of our community – part of our family. That’s why we’ve tried to provide everything you could possibly need to enjoy your climbing and crush your projects, right where you climb.
Our retail staff are all trained to provide expert care and advice in all aspects of modern climbing, whether that’s which chalks might perform best, which ropes are going to carry you to glory, or which shoes are the stickiest – we pride ourselves on our personal approach and tailored services – ensuring that you don’t just get something good, but something uniquely perfect for you.
One great example is climbing shoes. How often do people order things online, just to discover they don’t quite fit, or just aren’t right, not what they were expecting? Or trusted shops that aren’t specialists in the subject, given bad advice just so someone can make a sale? Why take that risk with something as personal or important to your hobby?
Climbing shoes are the most influential piece of climbing hardware we use in our sport when it comes to our performance and comfort, and they’re oh so easy to get wrong! Every shoe has pros and cons, an endless list of benefits and features, different shapes and sizes, soft and stiff, flat and aggressive – and each has its place. Some are for bouldering, some for sport, or trad, or all three! We take all that information and provide a range of shoes specifically for you, your climbing, and your best interests.
You can even take them for a test-drive to make 100% sure you’re happy with the selection, so that you can confidently hit the crag, or the gym, knowing you’ve brought the right tools for the job. Why not put us to the test!
We are climbers, for the climbers.
Blog written by our Southampton Retail Supervisor Lewis Roberts