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Ben Moon climbing Rainshadow 9a Video

© Ben Pritchard (screen shot from video)

As previously reported and interviewed on UKC, Ben Moon recently made an inspirational ascent of Rainshadow (9a) at Malham Cove in Yorkshire.

Here is a brilliant video of Ben's ascent from Ben Pritchard.

Commenting on the Moon Blog, Ben said:

"I apologise for bombarding you with stuff about my recent ascent of Rainshadow but I promise this will be the last post. I still find it hard to believe that I managed to redpoint this route and that today I am uploading a film of the actual ascent. The incredible thing about this is that today is the 14th June which is the date I climbed my first 9a Hubble 25 years ago. I really couldn't have scripted this better. Anyway I hope you enjoy this short film by Ben Pritchard."

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Ben Moon

One of the most influential climbers of all time. Ben Moon has been an active climber since the early 1980s and played a key role in developing sport climbing and bouldering. His notable ascents include:


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15 Jun, 2015
Great video... felt a little emotional at the end :o) What a rare moment, to see a hero come back in later life and climb harder than he ever did before... you have to wonder just what he'd have been capable of in that quarter of a century if he'd kept pushing it.
15 Jun, 2015
15 Jun, 2015
Amazing. I am inspired A bit of sewing machine leg just near the lower off? ;-)
15 Jun, 2015
15 Jun, 2015
What a fantastic film. I agree with Blake - felt a bit emotional meself at the end. Massively inspirational.
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