Nalle Hukkataival


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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 of Burden of Dreams.

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Nalle Hukkataival bouldering in Tuzgle, Chile  © Black Diamond

Video Bouldering in Las Vegas and Chile with Nalle Hukkataival

This short film delves into the mindset of Nalle Hukkataival as he attempts to repeat one of America's hardest problems, Sleepwalker (8C+), and balancing that with his true motivation of climbing first ascents. He explains that for him, the moment...

Nalle Hukkataival on Duel 8A  © Neil Hart
Nalle Hukkataival on Duel 8A  © Neil Hart

Fri Night Vid The Franchard Cuisiniere Black Circuit with Nalle Hukkataival

This week's Friday Night Video takes us around the notoriously difficult black circuit at Franchard Cuisiniere, Fontainebleau. Nalle Hukkataival sets himself the challenge of climbing the circuit in one push, a stern...

Third Ascent of Sleepwalker 8C+ by Nalle Hukkataival.  © Nalle Hukkataival
Third Ascent of Sleepwalker 8C+ by Nalle Hukkataival.  © Nalle Hukkataival

News Third Ascent of Sleepwalker 8C+ by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival has made the 3rd ascent of Sleepwalker, a Font 8C+ first climbed by Jimmy Webb in December 2018. The problem is in Black Velvet Canyon just outside of Las Vegas and is quite possibly the hardest boulder problem in the US....

Daniel Woods Sleepwalker 8C+  © mellow
Daniel Woods Sleepwalker 8C+  © mellow

News 2nd Ascent of Sleepwalker 8C+ for Daniel Woods

Daniel Woods has made the 2nd ascent of Sleepwalker, a Font 8C+ first climbed with Jimmy Webb in December 2018. The...

Nalle Hukkataival on Singularity, ~8B+, Squamish, BC, Canada  © West Mountain Media
Nalle Hukkataival on Singularity, ~8B+, Squamish, BC, Canada  © West Mountain Media

News The Singularity finally repeated by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival has made the first repeat of Tim Clifford's Singularity, Font 8B+, at Squamish, BC, Canada.

Nalle Hukkataival on The Finnish line, ~8C/+, Rocklands, SA  ©  Kevin Takashi Smith
Nalle Hukkataival on The Finnish line, ~8C/+, Rocklands, SA  ©  Kevin Takashi Smith

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

27 June 2017, Nalle Hukkataival made the first ascent of The Finnish Line, ~8C/+, in the...

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

News 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....

Nalle Hukkataival on Burden of dreams, 9A  © Hukkataival coll.
Nalle Hukkataival on Burden of dreams, 9A  © Hukkataival coll.

Interview Nalle Hukkataival, the nature of climbing 9A

Nalle Hukkataival on Burden of dreams, 9A  © Hukkataival coll.
Nalle Hukkataival on Burden of dreams, 9A  © Hukkataival coll.

News Nalle Hukkataival talks 9A

Nalle Hukkataival on Burden of dreams, 9A  © Hukkataival coll.
Nalle Hukkataival on Burden of dreams, 9A  © Hukkataival coll.

News Nalle Hukkataival puts up Burden of Dreams - Font 9A

Nalle Hukkataival on Monkey wedding, ~8C, Rocklands, SA  © Dave Graham
Nalle Hukkataival on Monkey wedding, ~8C, Rocklands, SA  © Dave Graham

News Monkey wedding, Font 8C by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival on Kintsugi, ~8C, Red Rocks, Nevada  © Cameron Maier/Bearcam media
Nalle Hukkataival on Kintsugi, ~8C, Red Rocks, Nevada  © Cameron Maier/Bearcam media

News Kintsugi, ~8C, by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival on Bügeleisen sds, ~8C?, Maltatal  © David Schickengruber & Stefan Kochel
Nalle Hukkataival on Bügeleisen sds, ~8C?, Maltatal  © David Schickengruber & Stefan Kochel

News First ascent of Bügeleisen sit by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival on Gioia, ~8C+, Varazze, Italy  © Scott Noy
Nalle Hukkataival on Gioia, ~8C+, Varazze, Italy  © Scott Noy

Video Nalle Hukkataival repeats Gioia

Nalle Hukkataival bouldering in the Grampians  © Cameron Maier/Bearcam media
Nalle Hukkataival bouldering in the Grampians  © Cameron Maier/Bearcam media

Video Nalle Hukkataival in the Grampians

Nalle Hukkataival repeating La Force Tranquille, ~8C, Magic Wood, Switzerland  © Nalle Hukkataival (video still)
Nalle Hukkataival repeating La Force Tranquille, ~8C, Magic Wood, Switzerland  © Nalle Hukkataival (video still)

Video Nalle Hukkataival vs La Force Tranquille, Font 8C

Muhammad Ali  © Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali  © Muhammad Ali

News Who owns a sport route? Nalle vs. Chris Sharma


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Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

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LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

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Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson

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20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

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Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

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Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister
Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister

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BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

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OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

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OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

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Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl
Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl

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Big C4  © Black Diamond
Big C4  © Black Diamond

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Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl
Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl

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