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The Escapist, ~8B/+, by Fred Nicole

© Fred Nicole coll.
Fred Nicole on The Escapist, ~8B+, Rocklands, SA  © Fred Nicole coll.
Fred Nicole on The Escapist, ~8B+, Rocklands, SA
© Fred Nicole coll.

Fred Nicole has repeated Nalle Hukkataival's The Escapist, ~8B/+, in the Fortress area of Rocklands, South Africa. The problem has previously been repeated by Daniel Woods (FLASH), Jimmy Webb, Alex Megos.

As THE most legendary boulderer of all time, Fred really shouldn't need any introduction, but if you're new to the sport, you should know he has been at the forefront for more than two decades, having made an almost uncountable amount of hard first ascents at Hueco Tanks, Rocklands, in various areas in Switzerland and Australia and so much more.
From his Instagram:

The last few weeks in South Africa have been amazing! Crazy landscapes, beautiful rocks, nice people, good food and excellent wine. Still so much to see and do! A few days ago I managed to climb "The Escapist" a V14 Nalle Hukkataival put up in 2012. It is a very nice line discovered in 2003 by Bernd Zangerl with sharp, small crimps (at least for my fat fingers). I will try to post some images from new lines as soon as I have a better wifi!

Fred Nicole is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Five Ten and prAna


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30 Sep, 2014
Pretty impressive seeing as he's gotta be 44 by now... :)
30 Sep, 2014
So cool. Nicole has such a pretty style of movement.
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