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Watch Steve McClure Send U.K.’s Hardest Route

In 2017, top sport climber Steve McClure finally climbed his seven-year mega-project at Malham, Rainman, to give the U.K. its first-ever 5.15b.

The route, at Malham Cove in Yorkshire, climbs up the classic Raindogs 5.13 then climbs the bulge into Rainshadow 5.14d.

After the crux of Rainshadow, which moves left onto better holds, Rainman blasts pretty much straight up to eventually join Bat Route. It does link existing routes but there’s a bunch of new climbing and check out the vicious knee drop.

Watch the Send: