Toby Roberts made only his tenth ascent of the world’s first 8c+ route „Hubble„, or is it the world’s first 9a?  Toby made the successful ascent after stopped due a injured finger. All in all, Tony only needed three sessions.

„Psyched to climb such a historic line. After climbing 30m+ lines at Malham I wanted to try something short and powerful. I had 2 sessions last year and was stopped due to an injured finger – happy to tick it off on 3rd session back on it this time round“

Toby has fought his way up through the various grades at an impressive pace. In 2015 aged just 10 he was able to climb his first 8a, in 2016 aged 11 his first 8b, in 2020 aged 15 his first 8c and later that year his first 9a. After a 9a/+ route in October, the time was now right for Moon’s milestone.

The climbing route in the Peak District was probably the most difficult route worldwide at the time of the first ascent in 1990. The route is located in the Raven Tor climbing crag next to the Buxton-Tideswell road in County Derbyshire. The short bouldery route consists of nine hard moves and was previously climbed in technical climbing before Ben Moon on 13 June 1990, the freed the route sucsessful. In the opinion of Adam Ondras, Route could have been the first 9a in the world. Alexander Megos, who climbs both routes, classified ‚Hubble‘ as easier. In the UK itself is now usually graded with 9a.

So far, only Malcolm Smith (1992), John Gaskins (1994), Richard Simpson (2005), Steve Dunning, Steve McClure (both 2009), Alexander Megos, William Bosi (both 2016) , Pete Dawson ( 2019),  Mathew Wright and Buster Martin (both 2020) sends a ascent.