Steve McClure climbs another Last Great Problem

Steve McClure has climbed the huge arete left of the upper section of Elder Crack at Curbar. He has called the route Elder Statesman and offered a grade of HXS 7a/b. The route is well protected by solid runners in Elder Crack but the moves to gain and establish yourself on the arete are desperate; which is probably why many top climbers had tried but failed to top-rope the route over the years.

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