From their website:
From a fascinating childhood – his father was the celebrated abstract artist Jeremy Moon – and a climber since a young age, Ben shot to fame in the 1980s as one of a group of talented British climbers – alongside Jerry Moffatt and Johnny Dawes – prepared to push the boundaries of rock climbing both in the UK and abroad.
In 1984, aged only 18, he made the first ascent of Statement of Youth (F8a) at Lower Pen Trwyn, and in doing so laid down a marker for how climbing – and specifically sport climbing – could develop in the UK.
In 1990 he made the first ascent of Hubble at Raven Tor in the Peak District. Internationally significant, it was the first route in the world to be given F8c+. Earlier this year, Adam Ondra – arguably the world's best sport climber – suggested in an interview with planetmountain that the route could be F9a:
"The world's first 8c+, which could be easily even 9a in my opinion ... one must admit that it is of revolutionary difficulty for its time and I believe that it isn't by any means easier than Action Directe, the world's first 9a established a year later." Ondra commented.
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