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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...

An almost perfect weekend, Kristof Rauch

  • 29.04.2016- by Moon News
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[gallery ids="18133,18134,18135,18136,18137,18138,18139,18140,18141,18142,18143"] At the easter holidays I had one of the best weekends ever. At the moment I live about one and a half hour away from the beautiful Maltatal, so it was just logical for me to spend my holidays at “home” and go bouldering in Maltatal. On Friday I warmed up a little bit on some easier problems, then started the day by reclimbing the standing start to “Emotional Landscapes” (8C), the stand is about 8A+. I also checked out the lower moves a little bit but it got too warm quite early and I also had another goal in my mind. I wanted to try “Bügeleisen” (8B+) but I had to wait for the sun to go down. So I decided to try some other problems till the conditions get better. A few friends of mine tried a nice 7C called “Soft Skills”, after some beta from Michl I was able to flash it. After that, it got too warm to even climb easier problems, at least for me. So I went down to the “BügeleiRead More...

Doing my ticks by Bernard Fielder

  • 01.02.2016- by Moon News
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Last year I continued to play my favourite game. I was running around in the woods searching for virgin lines. I was spending my money on rental cars and flight tickets, to get my hands on golden rock. My daydreams were dedicated to certain structures on certain rocks, which I used to call "Projekts“ at certain times. At other times it was quite tricky for me to tell the gym and my living room apart. To make a 365 day story short I will drop some names and numbers conscious of all the adventures, stories, peoples and moments I fade out by choosing this method.   During the Wintertime I visited the beautiful Areas around Finale and Varrazze two times, but couldn`t sent big numbers. In my Home area „Niemandsland“ in lower Austria I was lucky to climb two hard projects of mine: „Algorythmus“ maybe 8c+ first ascent It`s a proud prow and an extention to „Glasperlenspiel“.  After the Rest in the middle climb direktly on the steep and bouldery prow. Read More...

The purple slopey dynamic boulder by Kajsa Rosen

  • 25.01.2016- by Moon News
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Yep, you heard me. This blog is going to be about the purple slopey, dynamic boulder. Purple slopy dynamical problem

You may think; why is she dedicating a whole blog to a purple slopey, dynamic boulder? An indoor boulder that is probably going to be removed within the next month? Why not a spectacular boulder located in the forest of Fontainebleau? If you're having this thought, I definintly get your point, and I couldn't agree with you more. But the case is; I'm living in Sweden. Currently it's minus 20 degrees outside, and last time I checked, I'm not a ”minus grade boulderer”. So as long as it's not school holiday, this is what I haRead More...

The Big Island by Michiel Nieuwenhuijsen

  • 08.01.2016- by Moon News
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[gallery link="file" ids="18062,18063,18064"] The first time I tried the Island was in January 2013. What a beast! I could desperately make (most of) the single moves, but not the transitions from one body position to the next. Nevertheless I was intrigued by this problem, the most brutal and perfect compression climbing I've ever encountered. At this time I had never climbed anything near the level of difficulty of the Island. It weights in as a hard 8b+, and the full line ‘the Big Island’ is 8c. I knew I had to get a lot stronger to make a chance at climbing this problem, but I also knew that it would be a huge motivation for the upcoming years. Over the next couple of years I gradually started to train more and with that I became a better and stronger climber. In that period I visited the Island every now and then, and almost every time I made some progression. I think it was in the winter of 2014/2015 that I had the feeling of making an actual chance of climbing this problemRead More...

Utah Bouldering Trip Katja Vidmar

  • 11.12.2015- by Moon News
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I'm sitting on a plane back home. The desert is thousands of miles away, but I still have sand in my hair, my face is sunburnt and my feet are still a bit cold. Desert life. I miss it already. We had a few wonderful weeks bouldering all around Utah, from Joe's Valley, Indian Creek and Big Bend, to Little Cottonwwod Canyon. image1 First days in Joe's just before Thanksgiving were nice and warm. Trying to climb everything and nothing at the same time. Just stopping by every boulder that looked good, no matter the grade or style. image2Read More...

David Mason Between the Trees - Albarracin Style

  • 07.12.2015- by Moon News
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Between the Trees - Albarracin Style from David Mason on Vimeo.

Another video of the red sandstone nestled between the pine trees of Albarracin. Problems featured - Cosmos 8A El Varano 7C Palplant 7B+ Pinturas Buldestres 8A Zarzamora 7C Zombie Nation 8A Brainstorm 7B Esperanza 8A+ Gigantic 7C+Read More...

Guernsey's LED Moonboard

  • 16.11.2015- by Moon News
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The LED moon boards are appearing all over the world, and we always love to hear about your builds, we got sent this email by our LED guru Chad, from Martin over in Guernsey. It looks like they had a brilliant time updating their moon board to the new LED system, it sure looked like thirsty work Hey Chad,   Thanks again for your help. I meant to get back to you sooner to let you know how it went, just in case you were interested! I actually finished a few weeks ago, and it's made the moon board so much more fun.   So, f**k me, that was a LOT of cutting, stripping, tinning and soldering of wires! Over a long weekend we had a lot of 3am/4am finishes and we consumed a mammoth amount of beer. I was lucky to rope in a couple of other guys or I might have gone insane! When I told one of them we could have bought the LED's from you (near the end), he nearly broke into tears, which frankly made it all worthwhile! Read More...

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