“This is one of the most perfect boulders I’ve ever seen in my life,” says Nalle Hukkataival, of ‘African Star,’ his latest find in Swaziland.
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Nearly two decades later, Nalle Hukkataival has reopened the problem.
South Africa is renowned the world over for its incredible sandstone bouldering and while the country’s popularity amongst climbers has increased rapidly over the last decade, its neighbour Swaziland has remained untouched by the bouldering boom.
Nalle Hukkataival managed to finish 2 old projects and grab the first ascents of a new 8A and 8B in not-so-perfect conditions at Fontainebleau.
Nalle Hukkataival cashed in big when he sent his awesome project Clubbin’ and Tubbin’ with what he calls ‘one of the craziest sequences I’ve ever done’ Check it out, he’s not lying.
Slovenian climber Rok Klancnik has done the third ascent of Klem Loskot’s ‘Bügeleisen’ in Malatal, Austria. Klem sent the problem back in 2001 and assigned a grade of 8B+ (V14).
In January 2014, five world-class American boulderers descended into the desert near Peñoles, Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua to explore a new bouldering area with local climber and developer Diego Montull.
Possibly the hardest boulder problem in the world, Gioia combines a long sequence of microscopic crimps with a heart-breaking finish. Drawn by the rumors, Nalle Hukkataival traveled to Varazze, Italy to try it.
Nalle Hukkataival is constantly on the move, traveling the globe in search of the world’s hardest boulders.
Dedication and commitment to the sport will take them from the windy peaks of Patagonia to the harsh desert of Utah.