My hardest route? So far, I'd say so. 9b or not 9b, that is the question..
How come people think I'd know about training for older climbers? Oh yes, I'd forgotten, I'm 50! Check my older person article. (older and wiser of course)
One of the best podcasts out there. Check it out for some amazing conversations with very cool people. I got my chance to chat recently...
Actually, training is useful, but are we forgetting the value of technique and mental strength?

Why Do I Climb?

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. I live for the immersion that climbing can give, all thoughts cast aside with only pure movement remaining.


About Steve

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.

 Steve McClure