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Guernsey's LED Moonboard

  • 16.11.2015- by Moon News
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The LED moon boards are appearing all over the world, and we always love to hear about your builds, we got sent this email by our LED guru Chad, from Martin over in Guernsey. It looks like they had a brilliant time updating their moon board to the new LED system, it sure looked like thirsty work Hey Chad,   Thanks again for your help. I meant to get back to you sooner to let you know how it went, just in case you were interested! I actually finished a few weeks ago, and it's made the moon board so much more fun.   So, f**k me, that was a LOT of cutting, stripping, tinning and soldering of wires! Over a long weekend we had a lot of 3am/4am finishes and we consumed a mammoth amount of beer. I was lucky to rope in a couple of other guys or I might have gone insane! When I told one of them we could have bought the LED's from you (near the end), he nearly broke into tears, which frankly made it all worthwhile! Read More...

First Moon board build in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • 14.11.2015- by Moon News
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By Ales Vyslouzil For most of the worlds climbers the picture of Dubai has been always linked to high-rise buildings, fancy cars, gold, money and of course a huge sand pit with camels but mainly NO CLIMBING. Let me correct your view a little bit. There is actually climbing scene. Not as huge as in Spain, France or any of the other word class destinations but climbers are keen and they develop small local crags. I am not even talking about Oman, where you can find climbs up to 8c and potentially even greater grades. I digress, if I start writing about Oman it would be a longer story and off the main topic – MOON BOARD in Dubai. The idea of building Moon Board was quite simple. Great tool for getting stronger as there is a deficit of training facilities in Dubai. I was the first one to have my own woodie in Dubai, but my wife and me have decided to move out of here and come back to Europe the question was. What are we going to do with the board? My friend, a local climbeRead More...


  • 09.11.2015- by Moon News
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By Ivan Lisica   Just got back from a huge bolting meeting at virgin canyon of river Čikola, one hour away from my hometown. The potential of this place is overwhelming and I question myself how it is possible that I have never heard about this place till recently. Jerry Moffat wrote in Revelations that in a certain period his rest days were reserved for soloing. My free days are often spent in the exploration of new areas and despite living like this for almost two decades it is still possible to find surprises like Čikola almost at my doorstep. This fact is unbelieveable but I enjoy it. Trying to imagine that all this endless rock is known, all crags bolted, all boulders brushed and me as just a guidebook user sounds impossible. Once you feel the excitement of facing the unknown terrain, creativity of setting the new lines and process of doing first ascents there is no way back. It becomes pure addiction and hardly anything can fRead More...

My Font week diary.

  • 28.10.2015- by Moon News
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1. Les Étoiles Filantes. By Joost Hess  

Day 1:   First day of the 15/16 Font season. Conditions are far from ideal, but we are in the forest and we can climb. With Les Étoiles Filantes (8a) I did my 96th 8th degree boulder, only 4 to go!!

2. Bruching The Island. By Joost Hess  


A weekend with old friends

  • 19.10.2015- by Moon News
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Having not been in the Grampians for months, due to work and a mind boggling trip to rocklands, I was frothing to get back to some of my projects. Weather looked primo and I was feeling refreshed, so we decided to head to an old crag that I hadn't visited in years. Having been ravaged by fire a couple of years ago, this area has seen some intense regrowth, which makes for an interesting walk in, 8 foot high weeds are not the best friend of a budding boulderer. But, we made it to the crag nonetheless. It was still as good as I remember. We ran around and repeated some of the primo lines, including the proud highway, which I did the FA of almost 10 years ago. It is still one of the best lines I have ever been on and I enjoyed every second of it, 3 times... Next up was an old project that I had almost forgotten about, there had been one move that had rebuffed me repeatedly. However, with fresh eyes and plenty of psych, I found a new sequence and managed to send this cool roof probleRead More...

David Mason Getting Sweaty

  • 12.10.2015- by Moon News
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A Gritstone Afternoon from David Mason on Vimeo.

  A warm and muggy Saturday afternoon on God's rock! One well known problem at an esoteric venue and two esoteric problems at well known venues. Made in Sheffield, Houndkirk Tor. FA Jamie Lilleman.
Wangatan, Secret Garden. FA Jamie Lilleman. This hasn't been repeated for a while, if at all, it's now clean and ready for mauling!
Jason's Mantel, Burbage South Edge. FA Jason Myers.

The First Ever American Ninja Warrior

  • 12.10.2015- by Moon News
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  In the seventh season of the worlds hardest obstacle course, it had remained unconquered! Back again for my 3rd year in a row. Las Vegas, Nv. One of my least favorite places to be in the middle of the summer. With the temperatures reaching a scorching high of 46 celsius, it was far from bearable even in the middle of the night. Luckily the competition doesn’t begin until night time and continues on till sunrise. With the heat, sleep deprivation and nerves its no wonder why this obstacle course had yet to be defeated. Talk about putting your ninja skills to the test. On the first night of the competition, I was able to assess the upcoming obstacles, although its too late to actually train physically I could begin to overload my mental muscles. The hardest American Ninja Warrior Finals in history was ahead of me and the other 100 athletes were ready to face off with the unbeatable course. Stage 1. Balance, speed, agility, coordination. Are the basis of the skills needeRead More...

The best crag in the world?

  • 02.10.2015- by Ben Moon
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I write this Blog having just got back to our Gite in Gap after a great day climbing in Ceuse. I’ve only ever had 1 day at Ceuse and that was way back in 1995. I am now wondering what I have been doing with my life for the past 20 years! Many claim it to be the best sport-climbing cliff in the world and it would be hard to argue with this claim. Bullet hard limestone, stunning location, world class routes in all directions and at least on the routes I climbed today a definite old school feel about them. We headed up to the Berlin sector and warmed up on a technical 6b+ face climb that really reminded me of the Styx wall at Buoux, keeping you on your toes, literally speaking all the way to the belay. Blocage ViRead More...

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