/ NEWS: FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEO: Steve McClure
Watch Steve McClure make it look easy, shot and edited by Alastair Lee and team with some great music.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67115
Sorry to report - there ain't no soft-touch holiday grades in the Ariege mate! Back to the 6bs!
Cool vid - cool toons - more like this please :-)
I take it from your blog we were a week or so too early for real hot rock?
Incidentally, I tore an intercostal a couple of days after getting home and now can't climb at all so timing was ok really...
All this video says to me is: sport climbing is rubbish.
So he did something really difficult to do. But if he'd failed, then what? Nothing. I do difficult stuff every day. Stuff most people really couldn't do. Mostly I succeed. I don't want to fail but sometimes I do. I don't get a video. What's the difference? He's no prettier than I am!
Sport climbing is rubbish.
I wish there was a like button! That's hilarious!
> I take it from your blog we were a week or so too early for real hot rock?
Not sure you were too early, it has been withering the past couple of days. A team of 8 Brits who moved in are struggling to find stuff to do at sensible grade without getting roasted!
> What's the difference? He's no prettier than I am!
> All this video says to me is: sport climbing is rubbish.
I do difficult stuff every day. Stuff most people really couldn't do. Mostly I succeed. I don't want to fail but sometimes I do.
> Sport climbing is rubbish.
You defo failed at not coming across as a complete arse hole ! If you dont like sport climbing then dont watch it !
I suppose all boulder's are brain dead
Dry tooling is for fool's
If your argument is at least partly about whether you're at least as pretty as Steve McClure, we need a profile pic please.
And if you are, indeed, at least as pretty as Steve McClure, maybe you should start getting in touch with some filmmakers to let them know about the difficult stuff you're doing (I presume things like putting your socks on without falling over, not pushing doors with "PULL" written on them, etc etc) - maybe they just haven't heard about you yet?
They are good routes - the first one is an 8a+ called "Familia Mansion" and the second a 7c+ called "El Delfin". They are both in Rodellar.
At 2:39.... is he really climbing that with shoes undone?!
OK that'll be why I'm not climbing 7c then ;)
> I do difficult stuff every day. Stuff most people really couldn't do.
True, a lot of people do struggle on 'difficult stuff' (or Diffs for short) But Steve McClure is in the elite band of climbers regulary climbing 'Very Difficult stuff' and sometimes even 'Severe stuff!'
What's the difference?
If you find it too hard it doesn't mean it's rubbish it simply means get better at climbing and then enjoy it. Personally I much prefer Trad or Alpine mountaineering to sport, but that doesn't stop me sitting in a car for 7 hours to get 6 hours sport climbing in or getting on a plane for a fantastic week of sport with friends.
Feeding trolls will get you nowhere. Its probably one of Steve Mac's mates or some UKB wide boy on a dare.
> Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67115
the video doesnt work for me, any suggestions?
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