Ben Moon


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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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:

Statement of Youth (8a) - one of the first sport climbs in the UK

Zeke the Freak (8b)

Agincourt (8c)

Hubble (8c+/9a)

Superman Sit Start (Font 8B/8B+)

Voyager Low Start (Font 8B+)

Rainshadow (9a)

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Ben Moon on Agincourt (2019)  © Moon Climbing

Video Ben Moon returns to Buoux

On the 30th anniversary of his ascent of Agincourt, the first 8c in France, Ben Moon embarks on a trip down memory lane to once again visit the place that played such an important role in the history of sport climbing.

Ben Moon on Evolution 8c+  © Nick Brown - UKC
Ben Moon on Evolution 8c+  © Nick Brown - UKC

News Evolution 8c+ by Ben Moon

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...

Ben and Jerry - two names synonymous with British climbing.  © Ben Moon Col.
Ben and Jerry - two names synonymous with British climbing.  © Ben Moon Col.

Interview Perfect Partners #13 - Jerry Moffatt and Ben Moon

For many climbers, the names Moon and Moffatt are synonymous with hard sport climbing, hard bouldering and training. Ben Moon and Jerry Moffatt first met in their youth, in the early Eighties and together pushed the boundaries of hard...

Ben Moon: Past Present and Future  © UKC News
Ben Moon: Past Present and Future  © UKC News

News VIDEO - Ben Moon: Past, Present & Future

It's no secret that Ben Moon - one of Britain's most influential and respected climbers - has been trying Northern Lights...

Ben Moon  © Nick Brown
Ben Moon  © Nick Brown

Video Ben Moon in the School Room

Here's a nice video featuring Ben moon training in the new School Room in Sheffield, with some archive footage of the original...

Ben Moon on Rainshadow 9a  © Ben Pritchard (screen shot from video)
Ben Moon on Rainshadow 9a  © Ben Pritchard (screen shot from video)

Video Ben Moon climbing Rainshadow 9a

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

Ben Moon  © UKC News
Ben Moon  © UKC News

Interview Ben Moon on Rainshadow 9a - "I'm Over the Moon!"

As previously reported, Ben Moon has climbed his second 9a with Rainshadow at Malham Cove, claiming its...

Ben Moon on Rainshadow (9a) at Malham Cove  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Ben Moon on Rainshadow (9a) at Malham Cove  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Newsflash Ben Moon climbs Rainshadow 9a

Ben Moon on 30th Anniversary Ascent of Statement of Youth, 8a, LPT  © Moon Climbing
Ben Moon on 30th Anniversary Ascent of Statement of Youth, 8a, LPT  © Moon Climbing

Video Ben Moon on Statement of Youth, 8a, Anniversary Climb


Latest Reviews for Ben's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little extra thought could prove worthwhile. We compare 11 current models.

gift guide montage  © UKC Gear
gift guide montage  © UKC Gear

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches to climbing hardwear and ultralight packs, here are some ideas that won't break the bank.

Moon clothes montage  © Heather Swift
Moon clothes montage  © Heather Swift

Moon Women's Cyphette Pant and Sigma Vest

Bold, bright and sassy: Moon's Sigma Vest and Cyphette Pants pull no punches, technically or visually, says Heather...

Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC
Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC

Moonboard

In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a challenge UKC accepted the...

Moon review  © UKC Gear
Moon review  © UKC Gear

Moon Pants and Jackets

Paul Phillips and Ola Stępień take a look at a selection from the 2016 Moon clothing range. "As with all gear the devil...

stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey
stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Special - Gifts Ideas under £40

Stuck for a few last minute stocking fillers for the climber in your life? Here's a few quick ideas for small...


Latest News from Ben's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

Summer Clothing  © Moon

Moon Summer Clothing

With the summer upon us and the UK basking in glorious weather it's high time to update your summer climbing gear, here we have some choice offerings from Moon Climbing, 100% designed for climbing in the toastiest of temperatures.

Moonboard Masters  © Moon
Moonboard Masters  © Moon

The North Face MoonBoard Masters

18-months ago, with ten solid years of hard training under its belt, the MoonBoard received its first major update with the introduction of the LED System and Smartphone App. Since then, more than 20,000 registered MoonBoard users have climbed and...

OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC

OutDoor 2017 - Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in mountain clothing,...

OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2017 - Climbing Gear and Rock Shoes

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video...

The MoonBreak in action at Stanage  © UKC Gear
The MoonBreak in action at Stanage  © UKC Gear

Moon Climbing launch the MoonBreak

After years of top secret development Sheffield based MoonClimbing are psyched to launch their latest Bouldering...

Moon Climbing  © Moon Climbing
Moon Climbing  © Moon Climbing

MoonClimbing 2017

It has been an incredible 12 months for us at MoonClimbing, with the international success of the MoonBoard keeping us very busy. Now is...

Ben Moon  © Moon
Ben Moon  © Moon

Moon Junior Team go to School

We decided a to get the Moon Junior team together at Ben's gym 'The School Room' to have a bit of a training session, and to...