Ascent 1 of Rainman by Steve McClure

Date of Ascent:

June 04, 2017

Suggested Grade:



100+ sessions spanning ten seasons since 2010


INTERVIEW: Steve McClure on Rainman 9b
As reported earlier, Steve McClure finally ticked his long-term super project at Malham Cove to establish the UK's first 9b, which he has appropriately named Rainman. The line starts up Raindogs 8a, negotiates the crux of Rainshadow 9a, then leads up Batman 9a/+ before finishing up Bat Route 8c and also incorporates some new ground. The line's working title was The Easy Easy - a play on 'La Dura Dura' 9b+.


BMC reports on Facebook about Steve McClure's first ascent of Rainman.
Amazing news. We've just heard that Steve mcclure has just climbed his long-time project at Malham. Weighs in at 9b.