Nalle Hukkataival


Quick Info

Nationality: FI
Date of birth: 8th September 1986
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8b+
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Nalle Hukkataival is a Finnish boulderer. He made his name with first ascents and repeats of many of the hardest problems in the world in the period 2010-2020, including repeats of Gioia and Sleepwalker and the first ascents of Livin' Large and The Finnish Line.

In 2016 he established Burden of Dreams, the first 9A in the world.

Having been in the limelight for many years he has subsequently become more reclusive (by the standards of professional climbers).

References

[1] Features in The Circuit.

[2] http://nalle-hukkataival.blogspot.com/

Quick Info

Nationality: FI
Date of birth: 8th September 1986
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8b+
Social Media

Nalle Hukkataival is a Finnish boulderer. He made his name with first ascents and repeats of many of the hardest problems in the world in the period 2010-2020, including repeats of Gioia and Sleepwalker and the first ascents of Livin' Large and The Finnish Line.

In 2016 he established Burden of Dreams, the first 9A in the world.

Having been in the limelight for many years he has subsequently become more reclusive (by the standards of professional climbers).

References

[1] Features in The Circuit.

[2] http://nalle-hukkataival.blogspot.com/


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Pics + Vids

Added at 16:01 on 13 January 2021
L'Alchemiste (8B+, FA)
Added at 07:02 on 05 February 2021
Crown of Aragon (8B)
Added at 17:01 on 27 January 2021
Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
Added at 13:02 on 08 February 2021
L'Alchemiste (8B+, FA)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
The Finnish Line (8C, FA)
Added at 13:07 on 08 July 2021
La Rustica (8C)
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Added at 17:12 on 20 December 2021
Gioia (8C+)
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Added at 17:12 on 20 December 2021
Ninja Skills (8B+, FA)
Added at 06:05 on 16 May 2023
Silbergeier (8b+)
Added at 16:04 on 11 April 2023
Sleepwalker (8C+)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Sleepwalker (8C+)
Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Kesä Turkki (8c, FA)
Added at 21:09 on 09 September 2021
El Tippa Tapa (8c, FA)
Added at 21:09 on 09 September 2021
Gioia (8C+)
Added at 14:02 on 09 February 2022
The Singularity (8B+)
Added at 20:02 on 23 February 2022
Industry of Cool (8A+, FA)
Added at 16:05 on 17 May 2023
Sisu Project (9B)
Added at 16:04 on 14 April 2023
Sisu Project (9B)
Added at 16:04 on 14 April 2023
Sisu Project (9B)
Added at 16:04 on 14 April 2023
Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Added at 07:04 on 16 April 2023
Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Good Hope (8B, FA)
Added at 07:06 on 08 June 2022

Ascents

28 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2009 The Globalist 8B+ (Boulder) 3rd May 2009
Jade 8B+ (Boulder) June 2009

https://nalle-hukkataival.blogspot.com/2009/06/colorado.html

Livin' Large 8C (Boulder) 5th August 2009
2010
2011 Crown of Aragon 8B (Boulder Flash) December 2011

https://vimeo.com/33382538

2012 Industry of Cool 8A+ (Boulder) 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCEbxcFR3t0

Off the Wagon 8B+ (Boulder) 2012
Oliphant's Dawn 8B+ (Boulder) August 2012

Second ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2012/08/oliphants_dawn_by_hukkataival_+_video_updated-67306

Momentum 8B+ (Boulder) November 2012

Tall overhang with explosive and powerful moves and very few footholds. One of the most amazing sequences I can think of! So simple, yet so intricate. A dream come true!

2013 Bügeleisen 8B+ (Boulder) 2013
La Force Tranquille 8C (Boulder) 17th June 2013

Just climbed La Force Tranquille V15 in Magic Wood!! Had a devastating fall from the easy top slab because a hold broke, but managed to pull it together and climb it again next try all the way to the top! One of the best hard boulders in the world!!

https://climbingnarc.com/2013/06/2nd-ascent-of-la-force-tranquille-v15-by-nalle-hukkataival/

Wave Swoop 8B+ (Boulder) Between 28th Jul. 2013 and 12th Aug. 2015

Second ascent.

2014 Good Hope 8B (Boulder) 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDhFVZ6wa8

Gioia 8C+ (Boulder) February 2014

Third ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/kzaHzkSEg9/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fezk14WH3jI

Bügeleisen SDS 8C (Boulder) May 2014
Silbergeier 8b+ (Lead) 21st June 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0WCfPT3L_c

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/nalle-hukkataival-climbs-ratikons-silbergeier.html

2015 La Force du Destin 8B+ (Boulder) February 2015

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2015/02/la_force_du_destin_8b+_by_nalle_hukkataival-69528

L'Alchemiste 8B+ (Boulder) 5th March 2015

First ascent after holds had been chipped.

https://www.instagram.com/p/z3Jp2fyEhM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpqSruvP_U8

2016 Guest List 8B (Boulder) 2016
Kesä Turkki 8c (Deep Water Solo) 2016

https://youtu.be/pDNU0iUFDKE?t=131

Burden of Dreams 9A (Boulder) 24th October 2016

Nalle invested a huge amount of time and effort in to the problem before finally making the first ascent, spending 3 years and 4000+ attempts on the problem.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/10/nalle_hukkataival_puts_up_burden_of_dreams_-_font_9a-70761

[2] https://vimeo.com/241518809

[3] https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thelappnorproject17

[4] While working the problem Nalle posted about in a series of Instagram posts:

2017 The Finnish Line 8C (Boulder) 26th June 2017

A gem rarer than diamonds and a new contender for the hardest in Rocklands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQfPC4WZy4Q

The Singularity 8B+ (Boulder) 21st September 2017

Second ascent. Nalle climbed the problem from a slightly lower start than the FA, starting with both hands on a low rail where the FA started a move further in with one hand on the rail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkrkcQi6Jk0

2018 La Rustica 8C (Boulder) October 2018

Second ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BohemFcnrHi/

2019 Sleepwalker 8C+ (Boulder) 2nd February 2019

Third ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtZctGWniYy/

https://youtu.be/iPZ1w7tjo_M?t=733

2020
2021 El Tippa Tapa 8c (Deep Water Solo) 2021

https://youtu.be/pDNU0iUFDKE?t=233

2022
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Sisu Project 9B (approx) (Boulder Did not finish)
Burden of Dreams 9A (Boulder) 24th October 2016 9A

Nalle invested a huge amount of time and effort in to the problem before finally making the first ascent, spending 3 years and 4000+ attempts on the problem.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/10/nalle_hukkataival_puts_up_burden_of_dreams_-_font_9a-70761

[2] https://vimeo.com/241518809

[3] https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thelappnorproject17

[4] While working the problem Nalle posted about in a series of Instagram posts:

Gioia 8C+ (Boulder) February 2014

Third ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/kzaHzkSEg9/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fezk14WH3jI

Sleepwalker 8C+ (Boulder) 2nd February 2019

Third ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtZctGWniYy/

https://youtu.be/iPZ1w7tjo_M?t=733

Livin' Large 8C (Boulder) 5th August 2009 8C
Bügeleisen SDS 8C (Boulder) May 2014
The Finnish Line 8C (Boulder) 26th June 2017

A gem rarer than diamonds and a new contender for the hardest in Rocklands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQfPC4WZy4Q

La Force Tranquille 8C (Boulder) 17th June 2013

Just climbed La Force Tranquille V15 in Magic Wood!! Had a devastating fall from the easy top slab because a hold broke, but managed to pull it together and climb it again next try all the way to the top! One of the best hard boulders in the world!!

https://climbingnarc.com/2013/06/2nd-ascent-of-la-force-tranquille-v15-by-nalle-hukkataival/

La Rustica 8C (Boulder) October 2018 8C

Second ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BohemFcnrHi/

The Globalist 8B+ (Boulder) 3rd May 2009 8B+
Off the Wagon 8B+ (Boulder) 2012
Momentum 8B+ (Boulder) November 2012 8C

Tall overhang with explosive and powerful moves and very few footholds. One of the most amazing sequences I can think of! So simple, yet so intricate. A dream come true!

L'Alchemiste 8B+ (Boulder) 5th March 2015

First ascent after holds had been chipped.

https://www.instagram.com/p/z3Jp2fyEhM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpqSruvP_U8

Ninja Skills 8B+ (Boulder)

https://vimeo.com/8374073

Jade 8B+ (Boulder) June 2009

https://nalle-hukkataival.blogspot.com/2009/06/colorado.html

Oliphant's Dawn 8B+ (Boulder) August 2012

Second ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2012/08/oliphants_dawn_by_hukkataival_+_video_updated-67306

Bügeleisen 8B+ (Boulder) 2013
Wave Swoop 8B+ (Boulder) Between 28th Jul. 2013 and 12th Aug. 2015

Second ascent.

La Force du Destin 8B+ (Boulder) February 2015 8C

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2015/02/la_force_du_destin_8b+_by_nalle_hukkataival-69528

The Singularity 8B+ (Boulder) 21st September 2017 8B+/8C

Second ascent. Nalle climbed the problem from a slightly lower start than the FA, starting with both hands on a low rail where the FA started a move further in with one hand on the rail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkrkcQi6Jk0

Good Hope 8B (Boulder) 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDhFVZ6wa8

Guest List 8B (Boulder) 2016
Antidote 8B (Boulder)
Crown of Aragon 8B (Boulder Flash) December 2011

https://vimeo.com/33382538

Industry of Cool 8A+ (Boulder) 2012 8B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCEbxcFR3t0

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Kesä Turkki 8c (Deep Water Solo) 2016

https://youtu.be/pDNU0iUFDKE?t=131

El Tippa Tapa 8c (Deep Water Solo) 2021

https://youtu.be/pDNU0iUFDKE?t=233