Statement of Youth: The Birth of British Sport Climbing

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The 1980's saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the '80s, 9a was the new world standard. By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and a paradigm was set for future generations.

A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time: sleeping in sheds underneath crags, shoplifting for food and clothes, and living off the dole. These climbers were living outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing.

A UKClimbing film directed by Nick Brown and supported by BMC TV, Boreal and Wild Country.

Featuring: Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Chris Gore, Andy Pollitt, Martin 'Basher' Atkinson, Mark 'Zippy' Pretty, Craig Smith, Steve Lewis, Mark Leach and Ed Douglas


Ben Moon
Sheffield

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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