VIDEO: Steve McClure on GreatNess Wall (E10 7a)

Below we have the film of Steve McClure climbing GreatNess Wall (E10 7a) which was filmed by Keith Sharples. He was going to take pictures but thought a fall from the last move would look far better. Fortunately for Steve, he climbed the route...

Speaking to UKC, Steve described the route as 'a total face climb, plum vertical, 18m high, with a horizontal break crossing the whole cliff at about 12m. This break divides the route into two completely different halves, fortunately with an excellent (preplaced) thread. Poor footholds with fast hand moves between the bad edges, hard foot swaps, where if your feet go you are absolutely certainly out of there! There is nowhere to stop or think or compose yourself as you gain distance from the lonely thread below...'


This post has been read 5,482 times

Return to Latest News


Steve McClure is one of the best rock climbers in the world, having climbed the hardest sport route in the UK at 9b, numerous new routes at the grade of 9a and onsighted many at 8b+. Despite being better known for his...

Steve's Athlete Page 28 posts 9 videos




Wow .... fantastic effort ... scary lead 🙀🥶

11 Jun

What grade does it get if you don't use a boulder mat, and actually place the crucial gear on lead?

11 Jun

The top gear at the break is an in situ thread and the bottom wall is v easy compared to the top bit, so I’d hazard a guess at E10 7A.

11 Jun

Why use the mat then if it doesn't make the route any safer?

12 Jun

But to answer the second bit of Scope's question?

More Comments