This year we're awarding a Golden Piton to Nalle Hukkataival for climbing Burden of Dreams (formerly the Lappnor Project) and having the courage to call it V17. Boulderers has always had trouble defining the upper grades. Many of the first V16’s have been downgraded to V15. In fact, very... Continue reading
In October 2016, world class boulderer Nalle Hukkataival completed the first ascent of a climb he had called the Lappnor project. The Lappnor project. a climb where every single hold requires movement that literally pushes a human being’s ability to move upwards to its absolute limit. Show More Summary
Description: The Competitors Have Arrived Stefano Ghisolfi,Nalle Hukkataival,Magnus Midtbø,Kajsa Rosén and Jorg Verhoeven are all trying The Project! They are working the moves, getting a feel for the holds and sharing beta. Pretty much...Show More Summary
On October 23, 2016, Finnish pro climber Nalle Hukkataival walked to his three-year bouldering project in Lappnor, Finland. Discovered by Marko Siivinen, the problem follows five hand moves on a series of crimps over four meters on a 45-degree granite wall. The problem represented the upper limits... Continue reading
Description: We recently caught up with Nick Chavis at Cowell, Arkansas. Nick said he has been working a bold line that was first established by Nalle Hukkataival a few years ago and he was going to send. This was a perfect situation to capture a long-awaited 3rd ascent, one we wouldn't miss and you didn't either!
Description: Nick Chavis taking down Nalle Hukkataival's heady test piece at Cowell, AR
Finnish climber Nalle Hukkataival made an estimated 4,000 attempts on what's currently the world's toughest bouldering problem before finally conquering it last October. His new film, out next week, documents the quest.
When Nalle Hukkataival made the first ascent of Bügeleisen Sit in 2014, he called it one of the hardest problems he'd ever climbed. Watch Jakob Schubert, who made the first repeat in 2015, send the problem in his home country of Austria. Schubert is one of the elite few who has climbed... Continue reading
A documentary about Nalle Hukkataival's four-year journey to establish the hardest boulder problem in the world, Burden of Dreams (9A/V17). Check out The Lappnor Project for info on the full-length film.Related:World First: Nalle Hukkataival Sends Project, Proposes V17 Continue reading
Teaser: Nalle has finally sent his outstanding project in Finland, and he has dubbed it the hardest line in the world. Nalle Hukkataival has completed the long standing “Lappnor Project” this past weekend, naming it “Burden of Dreams”. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Nalle Hukkataival sent a four-year project formerly known as the Lappnor project. Reporting the FA on Instagram, he named the problem Burden of Dreams and suggested the grade of 9a/V17. If confirmed, this will be the world's first V17.The proposed grade is sure... Continue reading
photo credit: Susanica Nalle Hukkataival has been sending many hard Hueco boulder problems including the first flash of Fred Nicole’s Full Monty (V12). ClimbingNarc has a good summary of the sends this season at Hueco. There appears to be access issues at the sport climbing hotbed of Margalef, Spain. The Book Of Bitter Aspects (V14) was repeated by [...]