Raven Tor Just Keeps On Giving

by Mick Ryan Steve McClure Steve McClure, 36, has climbed a new traverse at Raven Tor, Derbyshire. Fat Lip weighs in at a proposed grade of Font 8a+/8b. Steve reports;”Yet another new problem at the Tor. This one starts up a Font 7c (the one that joins the Weedkiller traverse) before moving leftwards along the lip using a series of non holds before joining James Pearson´s problem, Keen Roof, and finishing on the jugs in the roof. Thought by the locals to be the same grade as the roof (Font 8b) but since I have no clue of bouldering grades and it only took me two days and I´m crap at bouldering, I´ll give it 8a+/8b until someone more qualified can let me know. Absolutely brilliant and unlikely climbing, sure to be a classic!” Also at Raven Tor, Ru Davies (author of the Peak Bouldering guidebook) added a new route, Full Bleed, proposed grade Fr 8b which takes the wall right of Rattle and Hump on some small holds. Three bolts and Ru says, ” Quite nice.” Steve is currently working on two very hard projects at North Yorkshire´s Malham Cove.Steve McClure is sponsored by Petzl, Five Ten, Beal and Fat Face.