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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

Aug 20, 2015

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Date: August 20th, 2015

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About Ben Moon

Ben Moon is an iconic climber from England who's accomplished much in his 40-year climbing career. He's 49 years old and just sent 9a (5.14d) this year, after having put up the first of the same grade in 1990 ("Hubble" in France). He's bouldered up to V14, and he does all this while running a successful climbing company called Moon Climbing and raising a child with his wife. He also created the classic Moon Board and the Moon Fingerboard, designed for the stronger, more massochistic among us.

I wanted to talk to this legend about how he's achieved all of this, and he kindly granted me an interview. By the way, there are 2 Ben Moon's in the climbing world: this English Ben Moon and the videographer/climber Ben Moon who lives in the U.S. and recently made a video about Denali the dog.

What We Talked About

Here's what English Ben Moon and I talked about:

  • His history as a climber
  • Hubble, the first 8c+ ever, and how it got upgraded to 9a
  • Training for and sending 9a at age 49
  • How he trains in general
  • His thoughts on the Moon board and the Moon Fingerboard
  • Whether he's just genetically gifted or if he has to train hard
  • Training and projecting on a tight schedule
  • How he's doing on Northern Lights, another 9a

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