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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News Mission Impossible E9 6c by Steve McClure

Steve McClure has repeated Mission Impossible E9 6c at Gallt Yr Ogof in the Ogwen Valley. The mountain trad route is perched high above the valley beside the classic E7 Heart of Stone. It is estimated to be around 8b in difficulty and i...

Article Steve McClure climbs 1000th 8a - The Magic Grade

Having recently ticked his 1000th 8a, Steve McClure writes about what he feels is 'the magic grade'... 8a. THE magic grade. There's something special about the number, it has a certain ring to it and any route with an 8 in the grade is...

Fri Night Vid Steve McClure climbs Le Voyage (E10 7a)

This week's Friday Night Video covers Steve McClure's ascent of James Pearson's Le Voyage (E10 7a) at Annot, France. Le Voyage follows a discontinuous crack for forty metres up a gently overhanging face. When the crack runs out, a series of...

Interview Steve McClure repeats Le Voyage, E10 7a

Steve McClure has made the seventh repeat of James Pearson's route Le Voyage, E10 7a, in Annot, France. The...

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...

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...

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...

News Second Ascent of Lexicon E11 7a by Steve McClure

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

News Steve McClure Flashes Impact Day (E8 6c)

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

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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Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all have their impressive points, each is be...

OTS 2023 - Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the brands with a UK presence under one roof. While a lot of the gear on display looked good, as always there were a few pieces in...

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

Five Ten NIAD Moccasym

With the new NIAD Moccasym, Five Ten have done away with the things that made the original so popular, laments Rob Greenwood. 

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,...

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...

Marmot Mitre Peak - lightweight technical shell

A Gore-Tex Active shell with a climbing-oriented cut and feature set, the Mitre Peak is a...

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CWIF 16-17th March 2024 - Registration now open!

Join us on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th March, climb alongside some of the best climbers in the world on problems set by some of the world's best routesetters.

Marmot Gas Bag Collection

In our quest for continuous innovation in the outdoor industry as well as our long-standing commitment to sustainability, Marmot presents a groundbreaking alternative for water resistant down treatments in our revamped 800FP Gas Bag series. Introducing new 100%...

Mend Our Mountains - Help Repair our Best Loved Landscapes

Walkers encouraged to give some love back to paths and trails as figures boom, with 24 million people walking at least twice a month, causing footpath repair costs to escalate

Best of British - Gritstone by RockCity

The UK has one of the most iconic climbing scenes in the world.  For such a small island we have 'held our end...

Women's Trad Festival 2022

This August saw the Women's Trad Festival return to the Peak District for a joyous and action-packed weekend of climbing....

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...


Climb after climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD VCS Climbing Shoes deliver all-around performance. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges,...

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