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Fontainebleau in November by Katja Vidmar

  • 02.12.2016- by Moon News
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I was really looking forward to this trip. As much as I love travelling to faraway places, Font is still my favorite place to boulder. It's just soooo goooood!!! Anyways, I was enjoying my first few days climbing, ignoring my low back pain that just didn't seem to go away the following mornings. The weather was just too perfect not to climb, but in a few days I couldn't really do it anymore. I had another week left. The weather was snowy, rainy, sunny, windy, foggy, changing all the time. Just like my feelings about being in Font and not being able to climb much. However, you can't have a bad time in Font! It's just so pretty and there are so many really cool easy climbs to do and so many hard ones to check out for next time! So yeah, at the end I really had a good time, relaxing holidays instead of bouldering a muerte, but I guess that's just what I needed at the time. [gallery link="file" ids="18243,18242,18241,18240,18239,18238,18237"]Read More...

Moon Junior team go to School

  • 29.10.2016- by Moon News
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We decided a to get the Moon Junior team together at Ben's gym 'The School Room' to have a bit of a training session, and to introduce them to the MoonClimbing Winter kit. Their enthusiasm was absolutely amazing, and they were running rings round all the adults in the building, and were showing us 'oldies' a thing or two about climbing. Oh to be young and made of rubber eh! Let's  Meet the Team Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 17.25.56   Pippa I am 15 years old and have been climbing for 8 years.  After entering my first ever Youth Climbing Series, age 7, I was hooked and climbing became a major focus of my life. This year,  I finished 3rd in the BMC Open Read More...

Head games: Mind control – the ultimate skill by IVAN LISICIA

  • 06.09.2016- by Moon News
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Head games: Mind control – the ultimate skill Do you ever feel that time stretches during certain crux sections? Sometimes you need to slow the rhythm down so you can execute everything precisely, just right. Seconds can seem like minutes for those few moves, but it isn´t a good thing. The more time you have, the more likely you'll start thinking (too much) and eventually mess up. I have this lovely project that's been fooling me around for years. Although the climbing style is athletic, there are two incredibly technical sections pretty high up, and this is where my head feels like it could explode. Holds are small, body positions are weird, feet are non existing and placing them is nearly as hard as grabbing the next hold. To climb either of these sections I have to be accurate, light, strong, agressive, tender, uncompromised, extraordinary, blessed with cool temps and dry north wind, free of lactic acid despite the previous 30-40 moves and, above all, positive and optimistRead More...

The Hills Have Allies - An Irish Bouldering Film By David Fitzgerald

  • 21.07.2016- by Moon News
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This video aims to highlight the passion in the Irish bouldering scene. Over time, I began to obsess over personal progress. It was with this that I discovered the beauty in projecting lines at my limit. The Wicklow mountains have always held such intrigue in my mind. I soon began to explore the rural landscape, throwing myself at the established test pieces. When I began climbing over three years ago, I dreamed of the effort required to succeed on such lines. Over the course of my discovery, with the help of others and a portion of self-taught practice, I began to adapt to the climbing style and embraced the projecting mentality. Spanning two years worth of effort, culminating last Spring, this is the product of that dream. DF Switch (8A) Second Ascent Galaxy 2 Galaxy (8A) Space Machine (7C) Leftism (7C) John’s Crimp Problem (8A) The Roof (7B+) White Lightning (7C) Black Power (8A+) Second Ascent Computer World (7C+) Second Ascent The Egg Traverse (7C) The Hills Read More...

Cliffhanger Sheffield 2016

  • 29.06.2016- by Moon News
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Love big city life, love the outdoors? Think Cliffhanger – Sheffield’s inner-city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors. We'll be bringing along the NEW mobile MoonBoard, set at a super chilled 25 degrees. You'll also have the chance to compete against your peers in our Moonboard Cliffhanger competition, grab a Moon Climbing bargain from our clearance and sample sale, AND, get a first glimpse of what's to come in our 2016 Autumn-Winter preview... Sheffield city centre will be transformed into a playground for outdoor adventure when the Cliffhanger festival returns this July. Taking place Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 2016, this year will be the first time the event is to be held across Sheffield City Centre with FREE entry for everyone. Sheffield is the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes, and relocating the festival to the centre of The Outdoor City brings all of that together. EvenRead More...

Going Big in Japan... Simon Weil

  • 27.06.2016- by Moon News
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Stepping off a plane in Tokyo is pretty routine, you cruise through customs, pick up your bags and then head down to the train station to catch the express into the city......   This is where it goes straight to defcon 5. The train station is like stepping into a human ant farm. There are people everywhere, scurrying around you, past you and almost over you. However, amid the chaos is unbelievable organisation. Tourist information booths help the bewildered fools find their way to the correct train and offer advice on how best to make it to your destination.   Tokyo is an enormous, sprawling metropolis, unlike any city I have visited before. But the train system makes it a breeze to get around, even with zero Japanese and a heap of luggage, the trip is not too arduous, though a packed Tokyo train is quite an experience. The words jammed in like sardines barely does it justice. You cannot move and it is a fight to not get caught up with the human tide as people try to decamp, just holRead More...

First ascent of the "Highlander, 8C“ at Sustenpass, Switzerland. Martin Keller

  • 27.06.2016- by Moon News
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  2 The video-still above shows the moment I was living for the last thirteen years. Getting this finish-jug for the first ascent of the "highlander" was the dream I was chasing since my very first day up there at Sustenpass. It all started in summer 2003 with me standing at the parking of „Sustenbrüggli“ and watching up to this big boulder named „Traumland“. I instantly realized a line of holds crossing the whole boulder from down right up to the far left. I asked Simon if this line already had been climbed. He laughed. He thought I was crazy. And well he was right. Later in the day I tried the "middle-part" of the line I had imagined. This is the classic "Traumland" and I was literally not able to do one move. Nice try. But I was aRead More...

Miguel does Font

  • 10.06.2016- by Moon News
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Moon team climber Miguel had a superb time in Font this spring and has put together a short film showing his exploits..        

Fontainebleau from miguel navarro on Vimeo.

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