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Will eGrader solve the UK grading scale problems?

The British rating scale, its complexity and, above all, its further development have been the subject of lively debate for years. Tom Randall, Neil Gresham, Steve McClure and James Pearson recently developed a tool called eGrader to make it easier to grade routes.

18-year-old Josh Ibbertson climbs Rainman (9b)

Josh Ibbertson repeats the most difficult route in Great Britain with Rainman (9b). Just two weeks after Eder Lomba was the first to repeat the Steve McClure test piece in Malham Cove, the 18-year-old Briton follows suit with his third red point ascent.

Great Britain's most difficult route: Eder Lomba repeats Rainman (9b)

The Baske Eder Lomba, who has been based in Sheffield since 2019, gets Rainman's second ascent. The 9b line is not only the most difficult route in Great Britain, but also the ultimate test piece at Malham Cove.

Nerves of Steel: Dave MacLeod repeats the trad route Lexicon (E11, 7a)

Scotsman Dave MacLeod, known for his daring climbs, grabs the third iteration of the Trad line Lexicon. The route in the Lake District is rated E11, making it one of the most difficult trad routes in England.

Is 47-year-old Steve McClures climbing an 9a in seven days?

The Brit Steve McClure is one of the strongest British climbers - despite his "advanced" age of 47 years. His latest coup is the inspection...

Video about Rainman (9b) commemoration by 46 year-old Steve McClure

Almost a year ago, the 46-year-old Englishman Steve McClure climbed the toughest route in Great Britain with Rainman (9b). The story behind the ascent was filmed and...

Adam Ondra tries the hardest route in the UK

In June this year Steve McClure climbed the most difficult route in Great Britain: Rainman (9b) in Malham Cove. Shortly before Christmas, Adam Ondra visited the...

Britain's most difficult route scored with 46 years

After around 128 attempts, Steve McClure managed to climb Rainman, the first 9b route in Great Britain. This at the age of 46. For all the...

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