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Shawn Raboutou & Nalle Hukkataival repeat Khoikhoi, ~8C

© Arjan De Kock

Nalle Hukkataival spotted by Shawn Raboutou on Khoikhoi, ~8C, Weighbridge, South Africa  © Arjan De Kock
Nalle Hukkataival spotted by Shawn Raboutou on Khoikhoi, ~8C, Weighbridge, South Africa
© Arjan De Kock
Shawn Raboutou and Nalle Hukkataival have both repeated Jimmy Webb's Khoikhoi at Weighbridge in Du Toit's kloof, South Africa, for the 2nd and 3rd ascent.

Jimmy originally suggested ~8B+, but Shawn and Nalle thought an upgrade to ~8C was warranted. Not that surprising as the style of the problem, compression on "barely there slopers", is Jimmy's #1 strength.

Both Nalle and Shawn are also considerably shorter than Jimmy, and height, or lack thereof, could definitely be a factor as well.

Arjan De Kock, who was there with them and also took the photo, commented:

Well dang that was inspiring Shawn Raboutou and Nalle Hukkataival double takedown!!! Pity I wasn't in fighting shape for a triple takedown of Khoi Khoi, the notorious Jimmy Webb, 8C/V15!! Jip the boys gave it a upgrade!

Nalle Hukkataival is sponsored by: Black Diamond and La Sportiva


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12 Aug, 2017
Nice photo and interesting to see the young climbers climbing with the more established climbers. Great effort. Anyone know how long it took them to do?
14 Aug, 2017
Anyone know how long it took them to do? Apparently, Nalle sent the boulder problem on his third day. Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXsRxSml5Af/
14 Aug, 2017
Thanks. Sounds like he could have done it on his second day:Well into the session, precisely one minute before sundown I managed to catch a nice breeze and found myself at the mantle! However I looked down and my spotters were nowhere to be found. With no one spotting, it was unsafe to do the last move and I had to drop down. I was gutted having just climbed a really hard, highly friction dependent climb. And I never made it back to the top again that day. ...and Shawn took 3 days too.
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