Climbers Archives: Ben Moon

Statement Moon Climbing

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Rock Climbing Classics – EP#6 Hubble (5.14c)

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Ben Moon Interview

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The Wave

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Use It Or Lose It

Climbing legend Ben Moon, who is now 46-years-old, on his renewed motivation to sport climb:

Time really does seem to be relative and goes faster the older you get which is why you have to seize it with both hands and not waste it, especially if you are lucky enough to have good health. This is not always as easy as it sounds since nothing is possible without the motivation to do it and motivation can be a fickle friend, but if you have it you owe it to yourself to use it. As the old adage goes, use it or lose it.

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Ben Moon’s Journals

Climbing legend Ben Moon has been posting some of his diaries from June of 1990 which was when he freed Hubble1  (5.14c), likely the hardest route ever done to that point.  Here is his current day reflection on his entry from the day he did the route:

That’s a funny entry. I’ve just climbed the hardest route in the world, complain of being tired and then spend the rest of the day training.

  1.  The route’s working name was apparently Whore so don’t be confused when you don’t see Hubble everywhere in the diary
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Black Lung

Black Lung

With the Spring season at Joe’s Valley in full effect lately, Joe’s best known hard problem has been receiving a fair amount of attention lately with Jamie Emerson working it and Matt Wilder sending.  The problem is, of course, Black Lung (V13). First climbed by the legendary Ben Moon during a roadtrip to the U.S. […]

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