Adam Hocking


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Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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News New E9 6c by Adam Hocking: Blood Eagle

Adam Hocking has grabbed the first ascent of a 'last great problem' on Eagle Crag, Buttermere. Blood Eagle weighs in at E9 6c and takes the very overhanging wall above the descent gully..

Adam Hocking making the second ascent of Return of the King (E9) on Scafell's East Buttress  © Dom Bush (Screen Shot from Film)
Adam Hocking making the second ascent of Return of the King (E9) on Scafell's East Buttress  © Dom Bush (Screen Shot from Film)

News Adam Hocking Repeats Birkett Scafell E9

Keswick based climber Adam Hocking has continued his run of form by making the second ascent of Dave Birkett's Scafell E9 Return of the King. Adam's ascent of Return of the King is the first repeat of any of the Birkett Scafell 'super-routes'.

Adam Hocking top roping the very bold 'The Ego Has Landed' prior to his lead  © Dom Bush / Land and Sky Media
Adam Hocking top roping the very bold 'The Ego Has Landed' prior to his lead  © Dom Bush / Land and Sky Media

Video Adam Hocking - New Lake District E8

Adam Hocking has bagged the first ascent of The Keswickian (E8 7a) on Gouther Crag in Swindale. He also made the second ascent of The Ego Has Landed (E8 6b) on Eagle Crag, Langstrath. Both ascents are captured here on video.

Tyler Landman - North Wales 2008  © Alex Messenger
Tyler Landman - North Wales 2008  © Alex Messenger

Features End of Year: Bouldering 2008

Tyler Landman takes us through his bouldering pick of 2008. Featuring Dave Graham, Paul Robinson, Daniel Woods, Alex Puccio and...

Tyler Landman
Tyler Landman

News Bouldering News: Landman, Earl, Hocking, Chapman


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Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive shoes with a good edge. How did they all do?

WC New Friends montage  © Simon Verspeak
WC New Friends montage  © Simon Verspeak

Wild Country - New Friends

Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the last year Simon Verspeak has thrashed them on a wide range of rock types. What's the verdict?

Sport QDs montage  © UKC Gear
Sport QDs montage  © UKC Gear

Sport Quickdraws

In this group review we test sport climbing quickdraws from all the leading manufacturers, comparing them for key characteristics such as...

harness group test montage  © UKC Gear
harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

All Round Harnesses

Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the UKC test...

Totem Cam vs. Dragon Cam Width  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Totem Cam vs. Dragon Cam Width  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Camming Devices

Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest? Which...

Walking home after a cool evening's cragging: Dymamic Jacket, Balance Pant, Horizon Beanie  © Toby Archer
Walking home after a cool evening's cragging: Dymamic Jacket, Balance Pant, Horizon Beanie  © Toby Archer

Wild Country Clothing Range

Toby Archer tests a selection of pieces from Wild Country's 2015 clothing range. All designed for climbing and with some...


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Friends   © Wild Country

Wild Country Friends, Technical Friends and Trigger Wire Repair Kit

Wild Country, the original creator of the Friends, have continued to innovate and create the best cams available since 1977. The latest iteration is the lightest and most versatile yet, whilst the Technical Friends 5 + 6 are big enough to protect ...

Voltage  © Red Chili
Voltage  © Red Chili

New models from Red Chili - Voltage and Ventic Air

Now that winter is coming to an end people are starting to think about getting outside and putting that winters worth of training to use on the rocks.

WC Protection  © Wild Country
WC Protection  © Wild Country

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate with more versatile and lightweight protection options, the Wild Country passive protection range covers all manners of sizes and...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

Parthian and Meshuga  © Wild Country
Parthian and Meshuga  © Wild Country

Wild Country Parthian and Meshuga

These two models of climbing shoes are an unconventional solution to bring about performance, but with the belief that...

Atomyc 2  © Red Chili
Atomyc 2  © Red Chili

Red Chili Climbing Shoe Range

After the success of our recent competition that gave 3 lucky climbers the chance to win either the Voltage, Fusion VCR or the...