Adam Hocking


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..

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'.

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.

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...

News Bouldering News: Landman, Earl, Hocking, Chapman

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Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands are increasing their use of recycling. To highlight these efforts, we look at a diverse range of products featuring significan...

Wild Country Flow Clothing Collection

Rob Greenwood and Emma Hill look at a range of casual cotton climbing clothing ideal for the wall and the crag alike.

Red Chili Sensor - sensitivity, at the cost of visibility

For indoor bouldering this soft and super-sensitive shoe has a lot going for it, says Rob Greenwood; but it's seriously let down by an issue that many climbers may never even have considered before. 

OTS 2023 - Climbing Gear

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool we got a chance to check out some of the new climbing gear due to hit the shelves next year: a range of...

If it Ain't Broke - Gear that Goes On and On

In these days of growing environmental concern and shrinking budgets, we can't all be constantly buying brand...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

Wild Country Mosquito Harness

The Mosquito is the lightest harness that Wild Country has ever made. It's designed to be a super minimal sport climbing harness...

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The Wild Country Flow Harness 2.0 Collection

A comfortable, all-round men's and women's harness for indoor, outdoor, sport and multi-pitch use. The Flow 2.0 harness is engineered with a clean, sleek design and comfortable padding for enhanced support and breathability.

25 Years of Red Chili

This year marks over 25 years since the Red Chili brand came into existence. Like a lot of great ideas the brand came about after a long day of climbing and a few too many glasses of wine.   

Wild Country Voluntary Recall
 - Superlight Rock chocks

For Wild Country, consumer satisfaction and safety are key aspects as we develop and offer new products. Our development process includes strict standards and regulations which are followed to guarantee the highest possible...

Making Friends Since 1977 – The Heritage of Wild Country

The story of Wild Country is the story of two strong-minded and visionary individuals from...

New climbing shoes from Red Chili: from top-end bouldering to multipitch trad

Red Chili have some exciting new models for 2022. From top-end bouldering to...

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

Red Chili have released a number of new products throughout 2021, but here's a...

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