/ KMF PROFILE / Competition: Steve McClure + Lucy Creamer
Marmot Presents: The Slackers Guide to Climbing
Featuring: Lucy Creamer, Steve McClure and presented by John Horscoft
When Adam Ondra makes a special trip during a dismal summer to try your routes, you know your
reputation has transcended the tight-knit British climbing community. Equally, if your hardest ever
ice route has had to be bolted before anyone else will climb it, you know it has to be nails. Steve
McClure's routes at Malham and Kilnsey received the ultimate accolade this year when Ondra
confirmed the grades, even hinting that they were pretty stiff. Lucy Creamer's Mighty Aphrodite in
Colorado is still regarded as one of the hardest mixed routes ever climbed by a woman...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=3040
just a small thing, the main picture has the event happening in October, yet its actually happening in November
Q. I once had a hamster that was amazing at climbing the cage I called her Lucy if Steve was a pet of mine what animal would he be?
Come now, UKCers, while I'm a great hamster fan, surely the well of wit and wisdom hasn't yet run dry?? With two great climbers at your mercy, surely there are a some incisive, penetrating questions out there? Don't be shy......
A question for Lucy & Steve .
Has there been a time in your climbing careers when you haven't been able to climb for prolonged periods ( injuries/other commitments) ? and if so what motivated & inspired you to get back to it ? (when did you know it was time ?)
Please forgive me if you have both answered similar questions many times before .
many thanks Leon
Question for Steve:
Dave Birkett has been quoted as saying that, in his opinion, E10 (and thus, by extension, E11 and E12) does not yet exist. What's your take on this?
Good questions guys, keep 'em coming....
I'd love to know more about how Steve balances being a dad with training for 9a-whatever climbs. Also, he seems to be doing more hard trad climbing now, why the change?
as you are two of the more focussed and dedicated climbers in the UK, can you tell us how you are qualified to give a Slackers Guide to Climbing?
One for Steve:
Given that you seemed to do 'Rhapsody' in jig-time, could you be tempted to venture further north to try Dave Mac's 'Echo Wall'?
Okay, a second one for both Lucy and Steve:
Do you feel any pressure from others to try routes that you quite simply don't fancy, for whatever reason. (to Steve: my two questions aren't connected!)
Oh, and if you do, which routes are they and what determines which ones you aim for and which ones you just let pass?
Andy F ;)
You have both been climbing for quite a while now.
Has your climbing focus changed? Do you feel you are still progressing? Alan Austin once said that in terms of boldness, by the time your 30 'job's knackered'. Any thoughts on this and on other aspects of climbing?
Who actually introduced you to climbing, and who (if any) saw potential in you both and actively and initally encouraged you to progress to the level of climbing you are today?
Second question. Do you still climb and enjoy easier routes such as VS's or do you not even go on them anymore?
Blatant discrimination to hamsters I tell thee!
Beats how much spinach do you need to eat to climb 9a.
I will await my prize :)
I'd like to point out that there will be NO discrimination against hamsters, not while I'm around and adhering to the UKC Equal Rights for all Small Furry Aminals policy......
Question for both Lucy and Steve:
What would be your five "Desert Island" climbs? This desert island is so special that it contains any rock type you can imagine, and ice lines too!
Nonetheless, you are to be marooned on it, so what are the five climbs that you could happily climb over and over again, and what makes them so special?
I'd like to know if they would be interested in carrying on climbing if they were no longer improving.
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