Nicolai Uznik repeats 8c-Boulder iron sit

The young Austrian Nicolai Uznik has only managed the fifth ascent of the 8c boulder Iron Sit in the Maltatal.

In May 2014 it was the Finn Nalle Hukkataival who first started the heavily overhanging line in the Malta Valley. A year later it was Jakob Schubert who secured the first repetition of the boulder. The Schubert was followed by two further inspections, namely by Stefan Scarperi and Stefan Köchel (both in 2020).

The 8-year-old Nicolai Uznik from St. Johann im Rosental has only done the fifth ascent of the 20c boulder.

This summer I started planning the seat start version - under suboptimal conditions.

After a warm summer and rainy autumn, Nicolai returned a few days ago to find the block under a white blanket. The first challenge of the day was therefore to free the exit from the snow. After the exit was more or less free of snow, Nicolai climbed the boulder to his own surprise in the first attempt.

Nicolai Uznik inspecting the iron sit (8c / V15) in the Maltatal

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