Climbing Club
Steve McClure
Bouldering // Peak District, UK

Steve McClure is one of the best rock-climbers in the world, famous for his hard sport climbing routes in England, having climbed the hardest sport route in the UK at 9b, numerous new routes at the grade of 9a and onsighted many at 8b+.




Club

Climbing Club

Location

Peak District, UK

Achievements

Four-time British Champion. In 2007 made the free ascent of Overshadow, the second 9a+ route in the UK. In 2017 completed his long term project, Rainman, in Malham Cove, giving Britain its first 9b sport route.

Experiences

Sport Climbing with Steve McClure in Spain, Sardinia or Greece , Climbing with Steve McClure in the Costa Blanca, Spain , Multi-climbing activity trip with Steve McClure to Bulgaria , Bouldering with Steve McClure on Yorkshire Limestone








"Why do I climb? I thrive on finding a way, searching for a path through difficulties. Hunting for the most efficient use of the holds that are offered. It's not just about physical strength, but mind and body working together."

Steve McClure is one of the best rock-climbers in the world, famous for his hard sport climbing routes in England, 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. Four times British Champion, he has been a professional climber for 20 years working within the industry in many areas. Much of his work is within performance coaching, with either group or 1-1 sessions. This year he has worked extensively with The RAF.