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Moon Board Update
The Moon Board concept allows climbers who own or have access to a Moon Board to train on the same problems as other climbers from around the world. This concept was designed and developed by Moon Climbing and is unique to Moon Climbing. The concept is designed to link together climbers from around the world and build a unique training community, in a way a social networking site for climbers!
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally got the two new compatible set ups for the Moon Board courtesy of Lucas Dourdourekas. Lucas is one of Greece’s top climbers and lives in Kalymnos where he owns a climbing gym, so next time you are in Kalymnos and it’s raining drop in and say hello! Lucas joined the Moon Climbing team at the back end of last year.
The new compatible set ups use the two newer sets, School Room Training sets A and B. If you have set A then you have access to 17 new problems from around Font 6a+ to 8a+, if you have set B then you have access to 25 new problems from 6a to 8a. The beauty of these two set ups is that they are compatible, in other words you can have them on the board at the same time which means that if you have both sets then you have access to 41 new problems. In the coming weeks we will also be setting some new problems on this compatible set up although you will need both sets of holds to do these problems. We will also be doing a new set up for the Original School holds which will be compatible with these two set ups giving you access to even more problems without moving holds around.
Once we have these 3 compatible set ups on the Moon Board it would be nice if we could leave them like this for about 6 months so everyone with a Moon Board is climbing on the same set ups and problems. This would help to build the Moon Board community. At the moment we are also working on several new and exciting features for the Moon Board website which will make it much more interactive and again help to build and strengthen the community feel. These include the ability to add comments under a problem and allow user discussions, allow users to grade and rate a problem and to sort problems by grade and rating.
We are excited about the Moon Board concept and I would have loved access to something like this back in the 1980s when I first started climbing seriously. We hope you feel the same way and would welcome your comments and suggestions. If you haven’t already registered your Moon Board then do so now!
Train Hard, Climb Harder.