The Finnish boulderer Nalle Hukkataival has been in Fontainebleau for around two weeks and has tackled some difficult boulders. Today Nalle announces the complete ascent of the hardest course in the French bouldering area in 5 hours and 8 minutes.

His comment:

"The black ED + circuit in Cuisinière is the hardest circuit in Fontainebleau and despite being decades old, word has it it's never been climbed in a day. Duel (8A) has kept it at an exclusive challenge.

I found the circuit to be a real test of climbing skill - being strong will only get you so far. The boulders range between every style testing technique above all. Crimps, slopers, slabs, aretes, dynos, highballs, mantles - you have it all. Mental strength is needed on the highballs.

The point is that you are going to make it through the entire circuit. Und undeath the moss, I gave it a shot.

At 5 hours 8 minutes I got to the top of the last boulder with no skin to spare, already bleeding on the last attempt! Feels great to complete something that I remember seeing in the guidebook and laughing at because it seemed so ridiculously hard. To top it off I nearly had the 'perfect game' falling just one time on Duel.

Must have learned a thing or two over the years! "

Nalle checking out the final boulder

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