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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Steve McClure's top 8 crags for climbing with kids

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05/08/2019

You’d think that any crag would do the job but it’s very obvious, looking back, which places motivated the kids to climb. Just as it is for adults, if the venue doesn’t say ‘climb me’ then no climbing gets done, at least with any enthusiasm! For young kids it’s not about a hard bouldering challenge, it’s about having fun, running around and getting on top of stuff.
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Interview: Steve McClure makes first onsight of Nightmayer E8 6c

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17/07/2019

"Time was ticking very fast and I was in a pumpy position facing a fall onto a sky-hook. If it fell off... I searched for a panic slap option." Steve McClure talks about doing something few have done, onsighting E8. Steve also offers his thoughts on climbing dangerous routes as a dad.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Meet the BMC Ambassadors

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11/07/2019

All sports need role models and climbing and hill walking are no exception, so we’re excited that seven of Britain’s top climbers, one of Britain's most well respected hill walkers, and Britain's well-loved TV archaeologist turned adventurer, have all agreed to be part of our inspiring team of BMC ambassadors.
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Interview: Steve McClure ticks infamous E10 Nesscliffe project

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29/05/2019

48-year-old BMC Ambassador, Steve McClure, has made the first ascent of what has become an infamous project at Nesscliffe. The route has been looked at by plenty of strong climbers, including James Pearson, Dave Birkett and James McHaffie. Steve named it GreatNess Wall and suggested a grade of E10 7a. In this interview he describes the moment when he almost took a whipper...
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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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

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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