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Ben Moon climbs Rainshadow (9a)

Climbing legend Ben Moon drove the sport climbing and bouldering scenes in the 80s and 90s. In 1990, he was the first person to climb the mystical grade of 9a. Now, 25 years later, and after many years off climbing, he's just climbed his second 9a, Rainshadow at Malham.

Ben: "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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