by Björn Pohl - UKC Jun/2009 This news story has been read 1,990 times
Nalle Hukkataival is once again in the RMNP. The style of the bouldering there seems to suit him (is there any style that doesn't suit him though?), and he made quick work of Daniel Woods' Jade, 8C, in the Upper Chaos Canyon. "I surprised even myself by doing the famous crux move on my third try. It was too cold to stay warm while resting. I got really close after a few tries from the start, but then split my tips on the tiny crimper." The following day, Nalle went back up despite a bad weather forecast.
"On my first try of the day I got trough the crux and felt solid. Then my left foot slipped. On the ground I noticed that my shoe was wet from the pads. I was really frustrated, because that try took a lot of skin, and you only get about five good tries before you split your skin on the tiny spike. Second try I stuck the crux hold, but my feet swung and I let go to save skin. Right when I fell on the pads I looked into the valley and noticed it was already snowing and saw a huge blizzard coming towards us. I knew this was my last change and with no rest I started climbing. I got through the crux, stuck the sidepull and got to the good rail. At this point it was snowing really hard and I saw some water dripping from the top. Carefully grabbing the holds I topped it out in the rain! In total Jade took me two days and around ten full tries from the start".