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 UKC News 26 Nov 2018
Ben Moon on Evolution 8c+80s legend Ben Moon (aged 50-something) has ticked Jerry Moffat's Evolution 8c+ at Raven Tor. Pete Dawson also repeated the line the previous week. Ben has experienced a resurgence of sorts in his climbing in recent years. In June 2015, he ticked his second 9a with an ascent of Rainshadow 9a at Malham Cove, 25 years after his first of the grade - Hubble at Raven Tor.

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pasbury 26 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC News:

"Ben has been trying Evolution on and off since Jerry's ascent in 1995."

 

That's dedication for you. Inspiring.

 teddy 26 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC News:

A great effort by Pete and Ben. Stu Littlefair also climbed Evolution a few weeks back

In reply to UKC News:

F*ck me the man is a machine!

 stp 26 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC News:

"so I think we can take it that the BMC guidebook is already wrong and Mutation is 9a+!"

Or maybe just call it a Peak 9a.

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In reply to stp:

> Or maybe just call it a Peak 9a.

No, let's leave that sort of parochialism back in the 90's.

Amazing effort by Ben, so inspiring especially the continued efforts on Northen lights

 stp 27 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC News:

So I make that the only the tenth ascent. Or did I miss any?

  1. Jerry Moffatt
  2. Malc Smith
  3. Nic Sellars
  4. Steve Mac
  5. Ryan Pasquill
  6. Alex Megos
  7. Will Bosi
  8. Stu Littlefair
  9. Pete Dawson
  10. Ben Moon
In reply to stp

It's a tough route looking at the ascentionist list. Was the FA before or after the FA of Hubble?

 stp 27 Nov 2018
In reply to paul__in_sheffield:

It was after. Hubble was the first 8c+ in the world.

 stp 27 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Video of Pete Dawson's ascent too:

https://web.stagram.com/p/Bqr1BWrhDqn

 simes303 28 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Who decided that Hubble is 9a?

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In reply to simes303:

Ondra.

 cb294 29 Nov 2018
In reply to RupertD:

I thought Megos disagreed?

CB

 Ally Smith 29 Nov 2018
In reply to cb294:

> I thought Megos disagreed?

Perhaps his disagreement stemmed from a nationalistic bias to defend Action Directe as the first 9a?

 

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In reply to cb294:

> I thought Megos disagreed?

> CB

He did. 

In reply to pasbury:

With you.

I agree. Inspiring also!

In reply to UKC News:

Truly inspirational stuff from a legend!


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