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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Steve McClure climbs new 8c at Malham

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26/04/2018

Long live the king! The UK’s best sport climber has put to bed another project at Malham, proving that this iconic crag is far from climbed out. BMC ambassador Steve McClure named the new route ‘The Reign Is Over’ and reckons it’s around 8c in difficulty. We caught up with Steve to find out more about the route, its name, and how it climbs.
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Steve McClure: 5 reasons you should have your say in the upcoming BMC vote

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14/04/2018

Steve McClure argues that it makes sense for the whole climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking community to speak with one clear voice for greater influence. That's why he will be voting Option A in the upcoming BMC AGM. If you haven't voted yet, then make sure you have your say.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

We did it! £16,200 pledged for Horseshoe Heroes

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11/10/2017

A huge thank you to all the Horseshoe Heroes that pledged to the BMC Crowdfunder campaign to help make the quarry a safer place to climb. Over £16,000 was pledged by more than 500 Horseshoe Heroes: it was awesome to see the level of support from everybody!
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20 things NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday

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12/09/2017

It's suddenly got very autumnal: time to head to Spain? Pros from Steve McClure to Jim Pope and instructors including Jon Gupta and Rich Mayfield offer their top tips of what NOT to do on your first sport climbing holiday. Even sponsored heroes and mountain guides were beginners, once...
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Watch Steve McClure going guns out for the Triple Crown

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21/07/2017

To earn the Triple Crown, Steve McClure had to climb the UK’s three best sport routes, on the UK’s three best sport cliffs, all 8a+, all in a day, and he had to travel between them under his own steam. UPDATED: BMC TV film now live.
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Steve McClure climbs Rainman: Britain's first 9b

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05/06/2017

The hardest climb in the UK just got harder. This Sunday, Steve McClure finally climbed his seven-year mega-project at Malham, Rainman, to give the UK its first-ever 9b.
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How to climb 7a: 10 tips from Steve McClure

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14/10/2016

Dream of climbing 7a but think you’ll never reach that level? Get a grip! With a little hard work and some secret beta from top sport climber Steve McClure, you’ll be clipping the chains on your project in no time.
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William Bosi ticks Rainshadow: youngest Brit to join club 9a

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07/05/2016

Rainshadow. Probably the best hard sport route in the country. The legendary 9a at Malham Cove has been climbed by just a handful of awe-inspiring names; Steve McClure, Adam Ondra, Jordan Buys, Ben Moon, Stu Littlefair – and now, adding his name to the list, 17-year-old William Bosi. Sarah Stirling looks back on the history of the route, and talks to Bosi about his speedy ascent.
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Steve McClure: 5 things I wish I'd known about sport climbing when I started

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15/03/2016

When I started rock climbing I was just a kid and sport climbing wasn't even invented. I developed as a trad climber at the same time as sport climbing began to grow but I wasn’t interested. It didn’t seem like real climbing, and it seemed only for the elite: the super-climber. How wrong I was.
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How to make the most of your New Year's climbing resolutions

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14/01/2016

Trying out some New Year resolutions? Perhaps this time you're aiming for steely fingers or hoping to just stick to that training plan? Well read on to get the latest inside info from our star-studded panel of experts that will help you stick to those resolutions and improve your climbing this year.
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