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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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Work Hard, Train Harder. By Dom Wragg

  • 03.06.2016- by Moon News
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  On climbing and working       I first went climbing when I was 6 years old for a birthday party and from then on I was hooked. I was climbing everyday after school and getting outside as much as I could exploring new places but things soon changed when I turned 18. I always thought I would have worked at a climbing wall or been in a job where I could fit in suitable hours to climb. However I became a rope access technician just after my 18th birthday, I had friends in the job which made it more appealing and the pay caught my eye.   I still remember the first job I got in Broughton which started on the 5th August 2013. I was nervous to say the least as I was blessed to have a family that was supportive and wanted me to climb and was able to without having a job until later on in life. I didn't know what to expect but my first shift was definitely a day I won’t forget, I remember 20 or so odd men looking at me like I was the most inexperRead More...

Woodwell classics with Phil Michell

  • 03.06.2016- by Moon News
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Here is a short film by George Sewell, about our #moonteam climber and GB Athlete Phil Mitchell, we hope you enjoy.     Phillip Mitchell climbs 2 Woodwell classics: Gaskins's notoriously right foot cam intensive What's this for...! 6C+ and the over the road classic Angel Deelite 7A.    

Woodwell with Phil from George Sewell on Vimeo.

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‘leap of faith' Hamish Potokar

  • 03.06.2016- by Moon News
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In January I took a leap of faith. Perhaps not the sort of ‘leap of faith’ you’d expect on a climbing blog, instead it was a leap distinctly in the opposite direction of anything to do with climbing. But let me put it in to context. I’ve been climbing now since the age of around six, and since that time it has be something invariably woven in to the fabric of my world. I really don’t think that I’ve ever had more than three weeks off since those early days, the odd injury being the only thing I have really let disrupt the habit. I have been lucky in that I’ve never been seriously hindered by any kind of injury and so coping with prolonged periods of abstinence has never been a battle I’ve had to take on. But of course this always isn’t the best way. You’ll hear it from all coaches out there- pulling on tiny edges and battering your body day after day, week after week, year after year- isn’t natural. Bouldering isn’t natural. And sometimes this is something weRead More...

PLAY SPECIFIC, AS SPECIFIC IS THE GAME... Ivan Lisicia

  • 14.05.2016- by Moon News
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PLAY SPECIFIC, AS SPECIFIC IS THE GAME The other day I did a short, one-hour Moon Board session. A few people were surprised that I spent the whole session 'just' on the Board. 'Guys,' I said, 'this is about going to the root. There's no question.' I realized once again that many people are totally confused about how to train for specific goals or at least how to be relatively good on their weekend visits to the crag. Most will agree that to progress in something with as many variables as climbing you must train specific. It is a complex subject and you can't just to decide to do it. First you have to understand what you actually need to do. You must be clever, creative and ready to face your physical and mental weakneses. This ain`t easy. I don´t do competitions any more so I am not interested in modern parkour bouldering; I don`t even need stylish volumes, dynos, mantels and so on. I enjoy climbing all that stuff for fun, especially in good company, but when I am trying Read More...

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