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  1. The best crag in the world?

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  2. Rainshadow Film

    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.

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  3. Ben Moon's Climbing Diary From 1990 weeks 10 & 11

    So from my Rainshadow Blog a couple of days ago we are jumping back a quarter of a century to 14th June 1990 when I climbed Hubble, my first 9a. To be honest I can't believe how it's all worked out because I couldn't have planned it better if I tried and I can't believe I am writing this.

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  4. Rainshadow 4th Ascent

    Yesterday I realized the dream I had of climbing Steve McClure’s classic 9a route Rainshadow. The dream began whilst walking in the Yorkshire Dales with my wife in 2012. Our route took us under the amazing limestone cove of Malham, it wasn’t a great

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  5. Ben Moon's Climbing Diary from 1990 Weeks 8 & 9

    So we are now into weeks 8 & 9 since the thumb injury which kept me out of climbing for about 2 months and I've finally started trying to free the start to The Whore of Babylon at Raven's Tor which would shortly become the hardest route in the world and the first 9a.

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