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Return to forgotten style

Definitely didn't expect so many multipitch adventures this year, but I’m not complaining. Well pleased! It started with a nice three pitch route, Quazar (6c, 6c, 7a), on Bobanova Greda, which I did in as a romantic ascent with my wife. It’s been 10 years since I spent much time on longer routes, and Quazar reminded me why I enjoyed practising this style more often. [caption id="attachment_17820" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Quazar Quazar[/caption] After that, I teamed up with my friend and local ace Boris Zokićfor a route we both wanted to climb badly –Kuka Muka on Markezina Greda. It was first climbed 15 years ago, but the two hardest pitches were still waiting for a free ascent. We had four sessions on it, and finally did a ground up, free ascent of the whole route. Though it is pretty short, Kuka Muka offers evRead More...

Rainshadow Film

  • 14.06.2015- by Ben Moon
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I apologise for bombarding you with stuff about my recent ascent of Rainshadow but I promise this will be the last post. I still find it hard to believe that I managed to redpoint this route and that today I am

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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary From 1990 weeks 10 & 11

So from my Rainshadow Blog a couple of days ago we are jumping back a quarter of a century to 14th June 1990 when I climbed Hubble, my first 9a.

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Rainshadow 4th Ascent

Yesterday I realized the dream I had of climbing Steve McClure’s classic 9a route Rainshadow. The dream began whilst walking in the Yorkshire Dales with my wife in 2012. Our route took us under the amazing limestone cove of Malham, it wasn’t a great day for climbing and most of the cove was wet but there was one lone climber working a route up the center of the cove. It turned out to be Jordan Buys and the route was Rainshadow. At the time I knew little or nothing about the route other than it was one of the hardest in the UK and graded 9a. Adam Ondra repeated it in 2011 in just 2 days and afterwards he said it was one of the best 9a routes he had climbed. Later in 2012 Jordan made the 3rd ascent. Since that day I’ve learnt a lot more about this route and what makes it so special. It takes a stunning line up the centre of the cove on bullet hard limestone and requires that special combination of strength and endurance. It’s not enough to be strong or fit, you needRead More...

Ben Moon's Climbing Diary from 1990 Weeks 8 & 9

So we are now into weeks 8 & 9 since the thumb injury which kept me out of climbing for about 2 months and I've finally started

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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary From 1990 Weeks 6 to 7

It's now been 6 weeks since I had the wire removed from my thumb after a skiing accident and I am now only 4 weeks away from making the first ascent of Hubble at Raven's Tor which was to become the

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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary From 1990 weeks 4 & 5

Here is week 4 and 5 in the build up to the first ascent of Hubble. Not much training going on but lots of air miles!

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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary From 1990 weeks 3 & 4

I am still on the come back road from my skiing injury which had put me out for a couple of months and it

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