This report is from Björn Pohl of The LowDown
In 2000, Fred Nicole put up Oliphant’s dawn in Rocklands. Supposedly, he had difficulties making up his mind regarding the grade, saying it was somewhere between 8B and 8C. Now, after 12 years, Nalle Hukkataival has become the first to repeat it.
Adam Ondra, Paul Robinson, Daniel Woods and many more have tried this steep and rather peculiar three move power problem, which consists of small crimpers and a weird thumb catch, but, until now, no body has been close. This quote of Adam’s is quite telling:
After one hour of sessioning I walked away having done none of the moves. And I heard that a bunch of people walked away with same result. All my esteem to you, Fred!
So, anyway, now, after having made quick work of things like A simple knowing, ~8B+, Golden shadow (see video below), ~8B+, and King of limbs, ~8B/+, Nalle managed to grab the 2nd ascent of this almost mythical problem.