Here it is finally, the video of Nalle Hukkataival making the 3rd ascent of Christian Core's Gioia at Varazze, Italy
Nalle makes it look like somewhere in the 6C or 6C+ range, but this is one of the very hardest problems in the world, meaning 8C or possibly 8C+. The grade of Gioia will be discussed for some time yet and further repeats are needed before it can settle, but like Nalle says: Let's remember that Gioia means Joy.
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