Steve McClure Working New Hardest Sport Route

by Mick Ryan the line In May this year after Steve McClure´s ascent of Overshadow 9a+ at Malham Cove we asked Steve, what is next? He replied, “Maybe the extension to Steve Dunning´s Northern Exposure at Kilnsey.” Norther Exposure is a short but very hard 8b+ to the right of Dominatrix. It finishes where Steve is in the photo up left (click on it to make it bigger). As you can see there is a lot of climbing above the anchors of Northern Exposure and Steve has begun to piece it all together. Alastair Lee of Posing Productions has been filming Steve on this route for his forthcoming video, PSYCHE and in a mini-feature at (that includes photos) says, “Steve says the route is definitely as hard as his latest offering ´Overshadow´ (9a+) at Malham and is potentially even harder which would make it one of the hardest routes in the world and certainly the hardest in Britain.”Steve is in Greece at the moment, but hopefully with a good October, he may make even more progress up this mega route. You can see Steve climbing a 9a sport route, Mutation at Raven Tor, where the holds are so small a gust of wind probably blew him up it,here. Steve McClure is sponsored by Petzl, Five Ten, Beal and Fat Face.