Keyword: Nalle Hukkataival
In the South African bouldering Mecca Rocklands there is a lot going on: Ryuichi Murai repeats the ultimate test piece Livin' Large (8C +) as well as other hard boulders. Russian Vadim Timonov flashes Mirta (8B+) and opens G-master (8C).
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.
We have compiled a list of the most difficult boulders in the world from difficulty level 8C+. There are currently five 9A boulders: Alphane, Megatron, Return of the Sleepwalker, Burden of Dreams and Soudain Seul, with Alphane and Burden of Dreams being the only ones that have been repeated and graded.
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.
At Tuzgle there is a hardly discovered first class bouldering area. This video shows Nalle Hukkataival opening up.
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