First ascent of Bügeleisen sit by Nalle Hukkataival

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Nalle Hukkataival has made the first ascent of Bügeleisen Sit Start at Maltatal in southern Austria. This was one of the most famous projects in the world of bouldering. Until now! Being a man of few words, he commented: "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ".

Last year Nalle managed to repeat Klem Loskot's original problem, Bügeleisen, ~8B+, calling it One of the best hard boulders in the world!. The sit only makes it better.

The main problem for Nalle has been that the boulder is almost always wet, but this time it seems to have been at least dry enough to climb on.

'Yesterday I managed to climb my longest standing project, the sit start to Bügeleisen! This line has been a well known project for at least 13 years. I've tried it over a couple of years, every time challenged by the weather. It turned out to be the biggest battle I've ever had with a climb, both mentally and physically. It's hard to believe that it's done now! Bügeleisen sit start could be the hardest thing I've climbed and more importantly it is one of the best boulders in the world! Huge respect to Klem Loskot for the original vision! Stay tuned for the video!'

Here is the video of Nalle climbing the stand start last year:

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Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world's top boulderers. He has made numerous ascents of climbs in the Font 8C-8C+ and in 2016 he became the first person to climb the grade of Font 9A with the first ascent...

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2 May, 2014
Nalle is climbing so well at the moment. sisu soon? :-)
2 May, 2014
Way too warm in Fin at the moment. Sisu will prolly have to wait until late fall (if it ain't wet)
2 May, 2014
-) meant in the way of 'soon' being the next year or two. It looks incredible though, have you been over that way? Do'h, just read your profile! :-)
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