The Finnish line at the Coop, Font 8C, by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival has made the first ascent of The Finnish line at the Coop in Rocklands, South Africa. Calling it "A gem rarer than diamonds and a new contender for the hardest in Rocklands". I guess that means it weighs in around the Font 8C/+ mark or so.

Nalle Hukkataival on The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C?, Rocklands, SA  © Kevin Takashi Smith
Nalle Hukkataival on The Finnish line at the Coop, ~8C?, Rocklands, SA
© Kevin Takashi Smith

For Nalle, this was the fourth ~8C in Rocklands. It's difficult to say what his total number is as grades are what they are, but more than 20 for sure, including of course Burden of Dreams, the only Font 9A in the World.


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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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