Six years after the first ascent by Nalle Hukkataival, Will Bosi succeeds in repeating Burden of Dreams (9A) in Lappnor, Finland. In the video you can look over the shoulder of the strong Scotsman on his way to the world's toughest boulder.
Will Bosi's secures first repeat of Burden of Dreams (9A) in Finnish Lappnor. A significant ascent, considering that the first 9A boulder in the world since the first ascent by Nalle Hukkataival in 2016 has flashed the Who's Who of the international bouldering elite.
In the race for the first iteration of Burden of Dreams (9A), all stops are pulled out: 3D scans, faithful replicas, pulleys for relief. Is this the future for advancing the sport of climbing? Or do replicas rob climbing of its soul? We spoke to the most important protagonists.
After his recent success in Alphane (9A), Aidan Roberts tackles the next ultimate 9A boulder: Burden of Dreams. In order to be able to try the five moves at home as often as he likes, he scanned Nalle Hukkataival's test piece and had replicas of the grips produced.
Burden of Dreams is the first 9A boulder in the world and has not been repeated since Nalle Hukkataival first climbed it in 2016. Shawn Raboutou recently attempted the tough problem in Lappnor, Finland.
Russian professional climber Vadim Timonov will go to Finland in October to project the 9A boulder Burden of Dreams. This video shows him building a replica of the boulder - with a budget of 5 euros.
Mallorca is considered the absolute hotspot for deep water soloing. But more and more athletes are looking for locations in their area. A recent discovery was made by the Finn Nalle Hukkataival, who climbed a new 8c route. Here is the video.
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