Nalle Hukkataival vs La Force Tranquille, ~8Cby Björn Pohl - UKC Jun/2013
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Nalle Hukkataival has made the second ascent of Daniel Woods' La Force Tranquille, ~8C, at Magic Wood/Averstal, Switzerland.
On his blog, Nalle writes that he "...tried it one day 4 weeks ago when everything was all wet, and now banged it out in two days with no time to rest!" and that he"...took a devastating fall from the easy top-out because a hold broke, but managed to pull it together and climb it again next try all the way to the top!"
In a text message he elaborates further:
"Broke a hold on the 6C exit after basically climbing the boulder and fell. Did it next try so basically twice in a row. Most devastating fall of my entire life!!"
Daniel has previously said this is his hardest problem to date (yes, harder than Hypnotized minds), which would mean that, with the possible exception of Nalle's own recent addition The Understanding, this should be the hardest problem in the area. Nalle agrees it's a hard one.
It certainly looks nails!
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