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Alex Megos repeats The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C

© Ken Etzel

Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataivals The Finnish line a the Coop in Rocklands, South Africa.

Alex Megos on The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C, Rocklands, South Africa  © Ken Etzel
Alex Megos on The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C, Rocklands, South Africa
© Ken Etzel

As far as I know, Nalle didn't gave the thing an official grade when he made the first ascent a few weeks ago, but he said it's a contender for the hardest problem in Rocklands, which in grade lingo should translate to around hard 8C or so.

On fb Alex writes What a battle! Sometimes things just take a while but when they happen it's even more rewarding! After 5 us [days?] of work I did the first repeat of "The Finnish Line" put up by @nalle_hukkataival a few weeks ago! Maybe the best line of all time?!

This was Alex' second ~8C of the trip (unless The Finnish line... turns out to be ~8C+ that is) after Fred Nicole's Monkey wedding, which he did on his first day of the trip.


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