Steve McClure


United Kingdom
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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 sport climbing achievements, you might also find him wiggling in wires in Pembroke or sleeping in a portaledge on a 1000m wall in Greenland.

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Fri Night Vid Steve McClure climbs The Final Round

This week's Friday Night Video takes us to Ilam Rock in Dovedale and looks at Steve McClure's ascent of The Final Round (E8 6c).

Fri Night Vid Steve McClure climbs Olympiad E10 6c

This week's Friday Night Video features Steve McClure making the second ascent of Neil Gresham's Olympiad (E10 6c/8b) at Shrinkle Haven, Pembroke. Opting to take a different approach to Neil, who climbed the route as an 8b deep water solo, Steve...

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls were shut and advice was to stay local - another tough time for anyone who loves the outdoors. But there were some positives throughout the...

News Second Ascent of Lexicon E11 7a by Steve McClure

Just two weeks after Neil Gresham claimed the first ascent of a long-term project on Pavey Ark (

News Steve McClure Repeats Gresham's Olympiad (E10 6c / 8b DWS)

Steve McClure has made the second ascent of Neil Gresham's Olympiad at Skrinkle Haven,...

News Steve McClure Flashes Impact Day (E8 6c)

Continuing his excellent run of form, Steve McClure has flashed Impact Day (E8 6c) on Pavey Ark in the Lake District....

The Ticklist #28 Tough Trad, Big Mountains and Hard Blocs

A round-up of hard trad, high altitude mountaineering and bouldering ticks from the past...

News First Ascent of Fixation 8c+ at Malham Cove by Steve McClure

Video Reset Part 2 - Reopening the Walls with the ABC

News New FA by Steve McClure critiqued on TV's Gogglebox

Article Steve McClure's Nightmayer

Newsflash Steve McClure onsights Nightmayer E8 6c

Video Steve McClure on GreatNess Wall (E10 7a)

News First ascent of GreatNess Wall (E10 7a) for Steve McClure

Newsflash Steve McClure climbs GreatNess Wall (E10 7a) at Nesscliffe

News New Malham 8c Extension by Steve McClure - Hugo Boss

Article Steve McClure - Trials & Tribulations on Tioman Island

Fri Night Vid Steve McClure and Neil Mawson in Verdon Gorge

News New Malham 8c by Steve McClure - The Reign is Over

Fri Night Vid Steve McClure climbs Rainman, 9b

Fri Night Vid Steve McClure's Triple Crown

Fri Night Vid Hard Rock - A Tribute to Ken Wilson

News Steve McClure completes Yorkshire 'Triple Crown' in a Day

Fri Night Vid Steve McClure - A Redpoint Sabotage

Newsflash Britain's First 9b by Steve McClure

News Steve McClure Onsights 8b+ in Chulilla

News Choronzon E10 (8b+) and Muy Caliente E9 Repeated by Steve McClure

Review Beyond Limits by Steve McClure

Interview Steve McClure on Strawberries Onsight

Newsflash First British Onsight of Strawberries for McClure

News McClure Nominated for Arco Rock Legends

News Steve McClure flashes Tom et Je Ris, 8b+, Verdon

Update Steve McClure Climbs Batman, 9a / +

Interview Steve McClure - Petzl RocTrip 2012

Video + Interview Steve McClure on Hubble 8c+

News Steve McClure Repeats The Quarryman (E8)

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Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget i...

Five Ten NIAD Lace - an Updated Classic

The Five Ten Anasazi Pink needs little introduction. This flat, stiff, lace-up shoe has been a mainstay in many climbers' bags for decades. But how does its successor, the NIAD Lace, compare? Nick Brown investigates.

Marmot Mitre Peak - lightweight technical shell

A Gore-Tex Active shell with a climbing-oriented cut and feature set, the Mitre Peak is a stripped-down option that will take you from technical summer alpine climbing, through to all seasons and uses in the UK - with the exception of...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a...


With uproar still shaking the forums at the phasing out of the cult classic Anasazis, all eyes were on Five Ten for the new NIAD range. We...

Marmot Ether Driclime 2.0 Jacket

This lined softshell is a versatile and lightweight do-it-all layer for walkers and climbers, reckons long-term Driclime fan...

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New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new clobber. Below is a roundup of the most eye-catching new clothing.


Climb after climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD VCS Climbing Shoes deliver all-around performance. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges, grips and smears across all surfaces, indoors and out. Extended toe rubber maximises contact area for increased friction. The...

New Clothing Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and...

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products...

Five Ten Hiangle Pro

Made for the demands of modern bouldering competitions, these climbing shoes are built on the same last and with the same materials...

Support the BMC for £1 / month

The BMC has launched a brand-new digital-only membership for the U27s. This new membership not only supports...

The New Five Ten Hiangle - an update of a classic

Built on the same last as the previous Hiangle, these shoes are built for high-precision...

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