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Moon Junior team go to School

  • 29.10.2016- by Moon News
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We decided a to get the Moon Junior team together at Ben's gym 'The School Room' to have a bit of a training session, and to introduce them to the MoonClimbing Winter kit. Their enthusiasm was absolutely amazing, and they were running rings round all the adults in the building, and were showing us 'oldies' a thing or two about climbing. Oh to be young and made of rubber eh! Let's  Meet the Team Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 17.25.56   Pippa I am 15 years old and have been climbing for 8 years.  After entering my first ever Youth Climbing Series, age 7, I was hooked and climbing became a major focus of my life. This year,  I finished 3rd in the BMC Open Read More...

Kajsa Rosén, One Of A Few | At The Pinnacle Of Climbing Achievement

  • 29.04.2016- by Moon News
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Kajsa Rosén, Our #MoonTeam legend from Sweden , talks about sending 8c on-sight T-1 Full Equip in Oliana, Spain. She is one of a select few who will ever achieved this grade, with the world's first being climbed in 2004.     Epic tv made this short film about her exploits.     Read More...

Ben Moon Lecture at Kendal

  • 28.09.2015- by Moon News
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Ben Moon

Climbing Legend

Born in the suburbs of London in 1966, Moon started rock climbing on the sandstone outcrops of Kent and Sussex. A pioneer in the sport-climbing revolution of the 1980s and a bouldering legend in the 1990s, he is one of the most iconic rock climbers in the sport’s history.

25 years ago, he was the first person to climb Hubble at Raven Tor. At its inception, Hubble was the hardest sport route in the world, now widely recognised as the world's first F9a. And of June this year,  Ben made an inspirational ascent of Rainshadow (9a) at Malham Cove in Yorkshire.

Ben Moon hit the climbing headlines this June, redpointing Read More...

Insanity of Grandeur

  • 02.02.2015- by Martin Keller
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[caption id="attachment_17443" align="aligncenter" width="980"]_DSC4872-MKeller_Illusion Insantiy of Grandeur, 8C - Chironico. Pic by angelawagner.ch[/caption] Already back in 2004 I was sitting underneath this big boulder in the 101-area at Chironico. I wanted to try the newly established problems "Einfisch" and "Delusion" but unintendedly tried them from a lower (and much harder) start. I could not do one move from that lower start but also was unable to climb more then a few moves from the existing problems. But from the very moment I was hooked up by the features and the lines on that impressive boulder, it looked just too good not to be climbed. [caption id="attachment_17447" align="aligncenter" width="980"]Read More...

First Ascent of "NIKE, 8B+", Brione, Switzerland

  • 17.05.2014- by Martin Keller
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And another one of the multiyear-projects down - it was one of the oldest undone projects left in Brione - happy times - could get used to that :) First Ascent of "NIKE, 8B+", Brione, Switzerland. Pic by angelawagner.ch There was a lot of rain


lately and many of the visiting "cracks" escaped Swizzy or went to Mellobloco. But then weather in Swizzy is pretty unpredictable. Out of the nowhere we got a short window of crazy foen-wind that dried everything in a few hours and pleased the climbers with some of the best conditions ever!!!

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First Ascent of "Gepresster Hase, 8C", Sustenpass, Switzerland

  • 05.05.2014- by Martin Keller
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Well the headline says it all doesn't it?! If it does not for you, then you may like to read the following story of a climbing journey that began back in 2005 at Sustenpass, Switzerland.

 

A long journey has come to a happy (se)end.

 

Nine years ago some friends and I were working on the classic "Traumland, 8A" at Sustenpass and I was wondering if there would be a possibility to a sitdownstart to the boulder left of it which has the lovely name of "Pitbull". My friends dismissed the possibility. I had an idea but never really went on to try because it seemed just wayRead More...

Santoku

  • 15.01.2014- by Martin Keller
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That’s WHY I climb - it can't get much better!!! Imagine a massive 12m long 80degrees overhanging granite-prow, heel/toe hooks, funky/tricky, and powerful compressions-moves all the way to the top -“Sanoku” - in Ticino - never ever seen something like that - never ever had climbed so many good moves in a row!!! It is pure perfection from the sitdownstart to the top. For a compression-fanatic like myself it’s just the Holy Grail ;) Thanx so much to Andi and Fabian for putting up that boulder! First day I had a nice session with Fabi and Andi. It was great to get all the tricky beta for once instead of spending hours/days by my own looking for a good solution. After getting a cold and some snow went down in Ticino I was back two weeks later. I still could not believe how good the climbing was. And as I like(d) it so much I just had to "climb" it three times in a row ;) [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="549"]Read More...

Teneriffe

  • 09.04.2013- by Moon News
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Me and my boyfriend Gu spent nearly the whole February in Tenerife for rope climbing and bouldering. Meanwhile Gu was focused on bouldering, I spent most of the time for rope climbing – and this is one of the best things about Tenerife: If there is a rope-climbing area, there is always a bunch of Blocs lying around wait to be climbed in its perfection. Gu was as usually super quick with repeating all boulders and he did so many first ascends that I was already after one week scared, he could get bored, BUT “fortunately” he found this super project witch wasn’t climbed for more than 10 years – although there were a lot of strong people trying it. Meanwhile he was spending time on that project, I couldn’t get enough of all the rope climbs. There are so many areas with a lot of routes from steep to totally overhanging and there is endless potential for new routes and clean climbing (because of all the cracks). The only problem for me about Tenerife was – getting resting dRead More...

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