The American young talent Shawn Raboutou succeeded a few days ago the passage of the Boulder The Finnish Line in the South African Rocklands.
The fantastic edge climbing on the typical orange-black rock of the Rocklands was in June of last year by Nalle Hukkataival first arrived (LACRUX reported). Nalle commented on the first ascent as follows: “Some climbs you remember for the rest of your life. First ascent of The Finnish Line at the Coop! A gem rarer than diamonds and a new contender for the toughest in Rocklands! "
Fourth ascent goes to the account of Shawn Raboutou
The dream boulder The Finnish Line experienced repetitions within a short time. The first to follow the first ascent of Nalle was the German Alexander Megos., He invested a total of five days in the Boulder until he succeeded in getting through in July 2017 (LACRUX reported). Jimmy Webb projected the boulder together with Alex, but couldn't crack it. In September of the same year it was the Austrian Toby Saxton who won the second repetition. He said: “Find an amazing line. Well worth investing the time for the third ascent. ”In addition to the words of Nalle, Toby and Alex, the comment by Shawn on instagram: "Good times in South Africa with the boys and Brooke." There is an interesting detail in the instagram post: Shawn gives a level of difficulty of 8c. For his part, Nalle suggested 8c / +, Alexander waived a rating and Toby Saxton carried the boulder as 8c + in his 8a scorecard. We are curious what future climbers will say about the grade.
Video about the celebration of Nalle Hukkataival
Boulder en masse
In South Africa, the world elite is once again romping. Everything that has rank and name, is currently in the Rocklands around. Fortunately, the professional athletes are blessed with a lot of time and are opening up rows of new boulders. The picture shows Shawn Raboutou and Daniel Woods in a not yet committed project.
Credits: Cover picture Stefan Lavender