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 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 serie...

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 route, which James first climbed in 2017, shares the same start as his recent route Bon Voyage, which Steve believes may be the hardest trad...

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...

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

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

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)

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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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 thi...

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, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

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...

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...

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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 up' with creating great climbing legends, athletes and of course routes.   If you speak to any climber, anywhere in the world...

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. Heading into its 7th year, the festival is based on three core values: mental well-being, sustainability and accessibility. Gathering...

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,...

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...

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...

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