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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...

‘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...

Stretching for Climbing Katja Vidmar

  • 10.05.2016- by Moon News
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STRETCHING FOR CLIMBING I decided to write a little article about stretching. I personally do it just because it makes me feel good and I also don’t like to feel stiff when climbing. It is maybe a small part of training but for me it’s pretty important. It’s a good prevention from injuries, it improves my posture, my climbing technique and movement, I have more possibilities when figuring out my beta or I can just save some power by using some high feet or footholds that are far apart. Being flexible has so many benefits and I think every climber should do it. Here are some of my favourite exercises. I would recommend that you do it to the point that is not too uncomfortable for you so you can stay at least 30sec in certain position. If it’s still too hard, try to hold it only for a few seconds and repeat 5-8 times. Don’t give up if you feel you’re not getting anywhere on your first day. It takes some time and you’ll be surprised how things get better if you do it rRead More...

Training with Ben

  • 06.05.2016- by Moon News
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After a remarkable career including the World's first 9a "Hubble", last year, 25 years after climbing his first 9a, Ben Moon climbed his 2nd 9a "Rainshadow". This film by boreal gives an insight into Ben's training and his goals for 2016 and beyond     Read 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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Ben Moon's Climbing Diary From 1990 weeks 4 & 5

  • 29.04.2015- by Ben Moon
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Here is week 4 and 5 in the build up to the first ascent of Hubble. Not much training going on but lots of air miles!

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