bouldering

  1. #14 Days in Font

    At the beginning of this winter I planned to go to Font for two straight weeks mid March. I've never been that long in Font before and my expectations were high. My goal this season was to climb The big island (8c), or at least give it some good tries. Unfortunately I injured my left wrist with new year while working the moves of the island. It's mid April now and it is still not 100% recovered.

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  2. Spring/Summer 2015 Promo Film

    Our new spring/summer 2015 clothing range will be landing at your local retailer any day now and is also available online here at Moon Climbing. We put the following promo film together to give a flavour of what to expect. We hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCARvWPk7So

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  3. Back in the saddle

    Let's be honest, being injured sucks! In a big way. All of us, no matter whether we fool around on boulders, crush hard on sport routes or love placing wigglies, hate being injured. Worst of all is having time to climb and being unable to do so. Sadly, as we get older, these injuries become more frequent and more debilitating. Bouldering is definitely the most aggravating type of climbing that one can pursue, but just so happens to be my favourite pastime. Add that to my other chosen pursuit, Jiu Jitsu and you have a dynamite combo forever lurking in the background, waiting to mess you up... So, unsurprisingly, in November, I had surgery on my elbow to remove a bone spur and to give it a bit of a clean up. One too many gastons or one too many armbars meant that I was left with a permanently aggravated elbow which I couldn't straighten nor bend the whole way. The surgery itself wasn't a big deal, four small incisions, a bit of cutting and scraping and you're away, but it's what comes next that tests your resolve. Resting, Rehab, strengthening, stretching all eat away at you constantly. Then the questions begin. When will I climb again? When will I be strong again? Will I be able to train hard? Am I ever going to be back to full strength? Thankfully I had access to some pretty good advice and great health officials to give me a hand on the road back. But, in between all of that I had a hectic summer of work in the restaurant, which takes up a lot of rehab time. Fortunately, this is also the height of our outrageously hot summertime, so not too much lost in terms of rock time... Fast forward to March and it's go time. I have been back training hard for just over two months, have dropped all my christmas weight and I'm ready to go. I've had a few days outside and have managed a couple of projects from last year already, so am feeling very positive. I'm sooo psyched for 2015, it's hard to communicate that in words alone!!! I'm off to New Zealand in a few weeks, back to

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  4. Fontainebleau with Slovenia Climbing Team

    I almost forgot how good Font really is. It's been too long. This trip was all about our team preparing for the next season. I went there as a coach and I wanted to climb along with our strong guys and girls but unfortunately I got sick. The weather was perfect for all 8 days (I still can't believe it) and I enjoyed climbing some easier stuff and I got to see some new areas that I've never been to before. It was not my time to climb anyway and it was cool to see our team crushing day after day. I'm planning to go back this fall, for a bit longer than a week. It's truly the best place in the world (if it doesn't rain).  Here are a few moments when I felt a bit better and I tried to climb :) Rocher Gréau, beautiful area   imageTrying Double Axel in Rocher du Cassepot   imagePerfect slopers in Franchard Cuisiniere

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  5. FIBO Competition Sheffield

    Some old timer recently came first in the Sheffield FIBO bouldering completion. Here's a short film that the host The Foundry Climbing Centre produced after the event. We hope you enjoy.

    F-BO15 - Foundry Bouldering Open 2015 from The Foundry Climbing Centre on Vimeo.

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