About

Recycling old outdoor and climbing gear and saving it from landfill. Locally made, locally sourced.


Dirtbags Climbing began with a reluctance to throw away our old climbing gear, a sewing machine found in a skip and a bag load of creativity. Today we scout to find climbing ropes, scrap outdoor fabrics and just about anything else that gets sent our way to hand make unique chalk bags, rucksacks and more.

Everything is made from materials otherwise sent to landfill.


We live a simple life, climbing and adventuring in the Lake District. We have a beautiful countryside and want to protect it. Supporting local businesses and striving for a circular economy we do everything we can to be as eco friendly as possible.


All products are one of a kind, so if you like it…order it! (Or maybe ask us to make something of your own. Personal products are the best) 


Check out the customs and collaborations gallery

Preferring to do things our own way, we make and fix everything in our handbuilt eco cabin.

Go zero waste! Support a circular economy!