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Moon Board T-Shirt Graphic Competition

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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary

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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary

Moon Blog I was rooting around in my attic the other day and came across all my old climbing diaries that I started keeping towards the end of 1989. This gave me the idea that maybe we could make a regular feature of these dairies in the newsletters and Moon Blog, a kind of Read More...

Ben's Training Diary

Post 10. 10/11/2005 Back in rainy England after 5 rainy days in France. Surfed twice a day for 5 days and totally exhausted at the end. Not used to this kind of exercise. Felt like I had had a hard weight training session. Sore chest, triceps and elbows but had a good time for it. Rested Saturday and Sunday and felt back to normal come Monday. Monday was gorgeous, probably best conditions all year. Straight back out on my project and made good progress. Did all the moves now just need to link them altogether. No more training until I have done it. Just got to wait for the good conditions. Medium Post 09. 29/10/2005 Had a crap session down the wall. Trained late which was a mistake and ended up being rushed. Not good. Medium day. Not going to be any more enteries for a week because I am off for a Surfing holiday! Diary will resume next weekend. Post 08. 27/10/2005 Rest day yesterday and definately felt a [...] Read More...

10 Ways to Revamp your Climbing

1. Go somewhere new as much as possible. Try a new foreign destination every year or visit a new crag every month. 2. Plan and motivate yourself. Write down the routes or boulder problems you want to do over the next month, 6 months, year etc. Look at the next few months ahead and plan your climbing around heavy periods of work, family commitments, weddings etc. Don’t just hope that fitness will magically happen, so be realistic about how you can fit your climbing into your life. Plan that trip to Yosemite or Arapilies – make sure the dream comes true. 3. Hang out with motivated people who have the same approach to climbing as you. The people you climb with will have such an influence on your climbing. When you meet new people ask them questions about great climbs, crags, foreign destinations – get psyched. Get a training partner and go for it. When you’re at the crag, talk to strangers – you never know you might [...] Read More...

Ben's Training Diary

Post 10. 10/11/2005 Back in rainy England after 5 rainy days in France. Surfed twice a day for 5 days and totally exhausted at the end. Not used to this kind of exercise. Felt like I had had a hard weight training session. Sore chest, triceps and elbows but had a good time for it. Rested Saturday and Sunday and felt back to normal come Monday. Monday was gorgeous, probably best conditions all year. Straight back out on my project and made good progress. Did all the moves now just need to link them altogether. No more training until I have done it. Just got to wait for the good conditions. Medium Post 09. 29/10/2005 Had a crap session down the wall. Trained late which was a mistake and ended up being rushed. Not good. Medium day. Not going to be any more enteries for a week because I am off for a Surfing holiday! Diary will resume next weekend. Post 08. 27/10/2005 Rest day yesterday and definately felt a [...] Read More...

Bouldering Training

Come Blood, sweat and tears, there are still the foolish few that persist on following the torturous training articles kindly offered by Moon. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how your tendons react, we have more trade secrets to offer, revolving around the use of Bouldering Walls. Throughout the next few articles, not only do we intend to offer specific exercises and a variety of routines, we also aim to include tips and advice on how to use a bouldering wall effectively. Surprisingly, bouldering is not only socially accepted fun, it is also one of the best training aids available. Accompanied by the likes of systems training and circuit training it is possible to reap huge rewards from going to the local boulder wall, so huge in fact even an old ‘has been’ like Ben can still manage to improve. Yet amongst the benefits this type of training can worryingly be fun, interesting and communal. Nowadays, the expanse of the indoor climbing wall industry allows all but [...] Read More...

Build your own Moon board

Building a Moon board is a fairly simple job, however you will need basic carpentry skills, Basic tools and a minimum of two people. The information in our downloadable PDF is just a guide to how we built our board, however it may vary a great deal depending on your surroundings and building structure. It isn’t necessary to support your moon board exactly as we have, but it is essential that you use the same measurements for the angle of the board, height, width and T-nut spacing etc. If you have any doubts regarding your board and its structure please seek professional advice. Whilst our information worked for us, we cannot accept responsibility if your board becomes unstable or dangerous. Happy climbing! Download Moon Board PDF Read More...

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