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 ~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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