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Summer is here...

  • 13.07.2015- by Katja Vidmar
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...and so are the hot temps. We've been trying to handle all that with climbing on some river bed spots where it gets a bit cooler. I only wish I had more time to go climbing but we're in the middle of the world cup season and for me it means many days spent in the gym or going from one comp to another. We're just back from Toronto and Vail where we had some time in between the two comps and we went to the beautiful RMNP. I remember the last time I was in Colorado it was raining all the time and this time it was just blue sky. Amazing. Now we're back home and I did some routesetting and coaching for the team trainings and I went out bouldering a few times with Gasper and our french bulldog Mr. Truffe. I did a few FA's which is really cool but I must admit that usually the guys do all the hard work with brushing and searching and all that. Establishing new boulders or area's takes a lots of time and dedication but it is also the best feeling climbing something that's never been done bRead More...

First time in Font

  • 16.06.2015- by Sandra Bakulic
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  Spring holidays in Fontainebleau didn`t offer as much climbing as I had hoped. Strong Atlantic cyclones gave

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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

  • 12.06.2015- by Ben Moon
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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

  • 09.06.2015- by Ben Moon
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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

  • 30.05.2015- by Ben Moon
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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

  • 15.05.2015- by Ben Moon
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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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#14 Days in Font

At the beginning of this winter I planned to go to Font for two straight weeks mid March. I've never been that long in Font before and my expectations were high. My goal this season was to climb The

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