Griffin Whiteside has made the 5th ascent of Nalle Hukkataival's The Globalist, ~8B+, at Sipoo, near Helsinki, Finland.
After spending a few months in Fontainbleau, where he climbed virtually everything (ok, not true, but he climbed a lot), Griffin is now in Finland, where he made a very quick repeat of The Globalist. He needed only two hours.
From his 27 crags scorecard:
Sick boulder close to Helsinki. Intricate sloper compression with a hard crimp crux. Psyched to see the rest of the Helsinki area. Managed to keep a good left heel compared to what other repeaters used, may be a bit easier this way. Squeaked this one out in about 2 hours, perfect conditions today.
It has previously been repeated by three Finns, Andy Gullsten, Anton Johansson and Ilari Kelloniemi (video below).
Griffin Whiteside is sponsored by: Asana, Evolv and Ibex Outdoor Clothing