About Dark Ventures

We started back in 2014 out of a spare room with a single product and have since year on year we have sort out new and exciting products that we believe are the best available and are owned or run by climbers that share our passion for great products.

It is our belief that not only should you have access to great products but also backed up with customer service to match, this is our passion.

Pat Saunders

I started climbing in the 90's when I lived in Kent and have boulered, sport and trad climbed around the UK and across Europe, my real love was ice climbing and I have enjoyed some great trips across Europe and the world as well as some classics in the UK including Kinder a few other Peak district gems!

In 2021 a broke my elbow which really put a stop to climbing for 6 months but I found a new passion of trail ultra marathons, to date I have completed over 10 up to 75km long. I still do enjoy climbing but mostly bouldering and the occasional dry tooling session.