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Climbing gear stolen at Moon Climbing

27.03.2013 by Planetmountain

Last Saturday 3500 items were stolen from climbing clothing company Moon Climbing. The founder Ben Moon has asked the climbing community for support.

The news comes from England, from the historic climbing capital Sheffield where on Saturday night thieves stole 3500 items of the new Spring 2013 collection of Moon Climbing, the small, grass-roots climbing company established and run by Ben Moon, one of the undisputed sports climbing aces with important first ascents to his name such as the 8c's Agincourt at Buoux and Le Plafond at Volx and, in 1990, the world's first 8c+, Hubble at Raven Tor.

On the company website Ben Moon has published the following appeal: "3500 units of clothing, packs and bags is a large amount of stock to sell and I really don’t understand how the criminals intend to sell it. Although climbing has grown a lot over the past 10 years it’s still a small market relative to other sports. It’s also a very tight knit and loyal community and I cannot believe that this stock will be sold within the UK climbing market. The only outlets I can think of are market stalls up and down the country so keep your eyes and ears open and if you see anything do let us know.

To end I would just like to say a really BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has sent messages of support over the past few days. It’s been amazing and really shows the sense of community you all have and means a lot to me.  Thank you."

This obviously holds true not only for market stalls but also for websites online. To find out more visit www.moonclimbing.com

The items stolen: Aerial Pack, Andromeda Pant, Aquila Pant, Cypher Pant, Cypher ¾, Cypher Short, Joker Pant, Mens Lightweight Hoody, Mens Soft Shell Jacket, Mens Zipped Hoody, Mushin Pant, Moon Bouldering Bag, Vert Pack, Womens Full Zip Hoody, Womens Lightweight Hoody, Womens Soft Shell Jacket

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