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La Force du destin, ~8B+, by Nalle Hukkataival

© Scott Noy (screen grab)

Nalle Hukkataival on La Force du destin, ~8B+, Fontainebleau  © Scott Noy (screen grab)
Nalle Hukkataival on La Force du destin, ~8B+, Fontainebleau
© Scott Noy (screen grab)

Nalle Hukkataival has made a rare ascent of Kevin Lopata's La Force du destin, ~8B+, at Franchard Ermitage, Fontainebleau.

Since Kevin's first ascent in 2005 it has only been repeated by Paul Robinson (2011) and now Nalle.

The problem is unusually crimpy for being in the French forest, with a crux involving a nasty skin eating spike followed by a BIG move to the gain the top slopers and a scary mantle. It definitely helps being tall, like Kevin, and Nalle says that it felt more like 8C for his height (173 cm).

Now let's hope he will get the perfect conditions to be able to make a post break FA of Marc LeMenestrel's L'Alchimiste as well!

Photo (screen grab) by Scott Noy

Nalle Hukkataival is sponsored by: Black Diamond and La Sportiva


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