Adam Hocking manages „Blood Eagle“ (E9 6c) the first ascent of the „Last Problem“ at Eagle Crag (Buttermere) in Cumbria (Northern England). Adam often saw the line through the overhanging pillar. After asking around, he found out that it was an abandoned project by the „golden child“ Chris Hope. For the first time in 2016, Adam started the first tests after extensive cleaning.Adam was out of the route last year due to work and family commitments. So this year he was keen to return. A weather window now offered the perfect opportunity. Adam describes the route as varied and consistently hard.

Photos: (c) Adam Hocking