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Steve McClure’s Second Ascent of U.K. Hard Route

British strong-man Steve McClure has made the second ascent of Neil Mawson’s recent E10.

On the Sept. 21, 2014, Mawson sent his long-term project called Choronzon at Stack Rocks in Pembroke. With a grade of E10 8b+, the climb became the region’s hardest route.

Mawson discovered the route in 2011 after climbing Tim Emmett’s 2010 route called Muy Caliente E10 6c. Choronzon is a 30-metre climb with a 30-degree overhang, which makes it a serious undertaking.

The British Mountaineering Council interviewed McClure after this ascent and he said: “Of course, it pissed down all night and most of the morning. The whole cliff was wet and water was running out of all the cracks. We waited around and did some other climbing, then came back and abseiled down to check out the gear. It was absolutely soaking. I chalked holds, brushed, dried and cast magic spells to try and get it in condition.” Read the full interview here.

Watch Mawson’s Chorozon send: