In Search Of AdventureTue, 08/06/2010 - 10:41 — Steve McClure
Traditional climbing is where my roots lie but sport is an easy tick, fitting in easily around work and kids and a desire to perform rather than be scared. As the grades go up the amount of gear goes down making hard routes that can be onsighted hard to find. But I still needed the adventure, it feeling more distant with every soggy summer that passes. Pabay has been on the list for a while, "hard pumpy climbing with excellent gear on amazing rock" was the word.
A film of a long route.Wed, 02/06/2010 - 10:07 — Steve McClure
Alistair Lee, one of the best film makers, comes up good again.
Camera men maybe good guys, but the bosses at the TV companies are not! you cannot trust them! This year I was lined up for 8 weeks of work with the BBC for a big project. It was ‘guaranteed’ and I was told to drop all other work, but of course, at the last moment it all fell through leaving me skint, but at least with plenty of time to climb!
RiglosFri, 14/05/2010 - 20:37 — Steve McClure
There is list of thing climbers should do (in my opinion), and it's a
long list. Climb in
and Ceuse, stuff in Verdon and Pembroke, go to Stanage. Treck in
do some stuff in the
pitching in Riglos is something I have been meaning to do for a long
The Adam Ondra BlitzMon, 10/05/2010 - 12:21 — Steve McClure
Adam Ondra came to
I have been here beforeSun, 14/03/2010 - 09:56 — Steve McClure
But it still feels like a very long way off! That feeling you get when
you first try something really hard. It's alien to most climbers, as
they don't often try hard stuff relative to them. I'm talking about
routes where you can't even do the moves, where success is measured in
tens of days or even years. Not something that was desperate but you'll
probably do next go.
RodellarThu, 01/10/2009 - 09:11 — Steve McClure
No Pain No Gain
If everything was easy nothing would be a challenge. If we could fly we wouldn’t bother climbing; the harder the challenge the bigger the buzz. Failure hurts, but without failure there is no success. Without failure there is no need to work hard to gain success.
Inside OutFri, 28/08/2009 - 09:56 — Steve McClure
Funny game climbing, sometimes its like buses, you wait for ages, getting more and more frustrated, and then, just when you've given up, two come along at once.
HubbleWed, 19/08/2009 - 10:54 — Steve McClure
Only 8c+ but still the big one
Hubble was first climbed by Ben Moon at the cliff of Raventor in the Peak. The world’s first F8c+, one small set of moves for man, but one giant leap for mankind. The route is pure power, it’s a boulder problem. It would be a font 8B boulder problem if it had a flat grassy landing. Seven hand moves, nine if you’re short.