VIDEO: Nalle Hukkataival: The Finnish Line, Font 8C/+, Rocklands, South Africa

27 June 2017, Nalle Hukkataival made the first ascent of The Finnish Line in the Coop sector, Rocklands, South Africa, a stunning line he called 'a gem rarer than diamonds.'

At the time, Nalle didn't say anything about the grade, only that it was 'a contender for the hardest in Rocklands,' which was quickly translated to 'somewhere in the 8C-8C+ region' as the most likely other contender is his own Livin' large, an upper-end Font 8C.

It seems the translation was correct.

Less than a month after the FA, Alex Megos managed to make the second ascent after five days of work.

Here's the video of Nalle's FA, courtesy of Black Diamond.

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Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world's top boulderers. He has made numerous ascents of climbs in the Font 8C-8C+ and in 2016 he became the first person to climb the grade of Font 9A with the first ascent...

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13 Sep, 2017
That's a pretty ballsy line! One where the spotters almost need their own spotters.
13 Sep, 2017
when you see a line like that...... Woof!
13 Sep, 2017
The walls on either side look pretty decent too!
15 Sep, 2017
15 Sep, 2017
That's some very impressive climbing. But I'm surprised that Nalle hasn't used The Finnish Line as a name before. It's both cheesy and brilliant.