Alexander Megos climbs The Finnish Line in 5 days

Less than a month ago, Nalle Hukkataival announced the first ascent of the most difficult boulder in the Rocklands, South Africa: The Finnish Line, The second ascent was not long in coming: Alexander Megos cracks the dream line in just five days.

The Finn Nalle Hukkataival raved in the highest tones, as the commission of The Finnish Line Successful at the end of June. It is a boulder that he will probably not forget for a lifetime. It sounds similar on the part of Alexander Megos, who managed the second ascent a few days ago. He asks himself: “Is it the best line ever?” The difficulty is 8c.

Alexander Megos at the celebration of The Finnish Line in the Rocklands

James Webb has with The Finnish Line one more bill left

Even the American James Webb was the past days and weeks in the Rocklands. Like so many strong boulderers (LACRUX reported). Nalle's The Finnish Line but James Webb could not crack. His words to the line:

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“Our last few days in rocklands I got the chance to try out one of the most spectacular pieces of stone I have ever touched. Nalle Hukkataival opened an absolute stunner earlier this season dubbing it 'The Finnish Line'. Progress came quick for me but with the days winding down the pressure was on and unfortunately this beauty will have to wait for next year. Had a couple rad sessions on it though with Alexander Megos and super stoked to hear he took it down yesterday for the 2nd ascent! This line is truly what we travel all over the world to find. It'll be in my thoughts heavily until I return! "

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Here is the LACRUX report on the first ascent of The Finnish Line by Nalle Hukkataival

Nalle Hukkataival climbs The Finnish Line - the hardest boulder in the Rocklands


Credits: Picture Ken Etzel

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