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/

Contributors: remus

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/

Contributors: remus

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Pics + Vids

Added at 16:01 on 13 January 2021
Bügeleisen SDS (8C, FA)
Added at 06:10 on 06 October 2023
Emotional Landscapes (Pre-Break) (8B+)
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Added at 16:02 on 13 February 2024
Livin' Large (8C, FA)
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Added at 16:07 on 30 July 2023
Bügeleisen SDS (8C, FA)
Added at 16:02 on 13 February 2024
Kintsugi (8B+, FA)
Added at 06:08 on 11 August 2023
Sisu Project (9B)
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Added at 22:01 on 24 January 2024
The Finnish Line (8C, FA)
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Added at 22:01 on 24 January 2024
L'Alchemiste (8B+, FA)
Added at 07:02 on 05 February 2021
Crown of Aragorn (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
Kesäturkki (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 (8C)
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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Added at 07:04 on 16 April 2023
Burden of Dreams (9A, FA)
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Added at 07:04 on 16 April 2023
Good Hope (8B, FA)
Added at 07:06 on 08 June 2022
Livin' Large (8C, FA)
Added at 06:10 on 06 October 2023

Ascents

32 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 Style Ascent Date
2009 The Globalist 8B+ Boulder | worked 3rd May 2009
First ascent.
Jade 8B+ Boulder | worked Jun 2009
Livin' Large 8C Boulder | worked 5th Aug 2009
2010
2011 Crown of Aragorn 8B Boulder | flash Dec 2011
2012 Off the Wagon 8B+ Boulder | worked 2012
First ascent.
Industry of Cool 8A+ Boulder | worked 2012
Oliphant's Dawn 8B+ Boulder | worked Aug 2012
Momentum 8B+ Boulder | worked Nov 2012
First ascent.

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 | worked 2013
La Force Tranquille 8C Boulder | worked 17th Jun 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 | worked Between 28th Jul 2013 and 12th Aug 2015
Second ascent.
2014 Good Hope 8B Boulder | worked 2014
Gioia 8C+ Boulder | worked Feb 2014
Bügeleisen SDS 8C Boulder | worked May 2014
Silbergeier 8b+ Lead | worked 21st Jun 2014
2015 Get Railed 8B+ Boulder | worked 2015
First ascent.
La Force du Destin 8B+ Boulder | worked Feb 2015
L'Alchemiste 8B+ Boulder | worked 5th Mar 2015
First ascent.

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 | worked 2016
First ascent.
Kesäturkki 8c Deep Water Solo | worked 2016
Burden of Dreams 9A Boulder | worked 24th Oct 2016
First ascent.

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 Trust Issues 8B+ Boulder | worked 2017
First ascent.
The Finnish Line 8C Boulder | worked 26th Jun 2017
First ascent.

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

References

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

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4fK6KlBPT/

The Singularity 8C Boulder | worked 21st Sep 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 | worked Oct 2018
2019 Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 2nd Feb 2019
Third ascent.

Using a slightly different sequence to previous ascentionists. Nalle was unable to span directly to the thin slot, so instead he matched on the sloper with a marginal toe hook before bumping in to the slot.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/BtZctGWniYy/

[2] https://youtu.be/iPZ1w7tjo_M?t=733

2020
2021 El Tippa Tapa 8c Deep Water Solo | worked 2021
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Sisu Project 9B (approx) Boulder | did not finish
Burden of Dreams 9A Boulder | worked 24th Oct 2016 9A
First ascent.

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 | worked Feb 2014
Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 2nd Feb 2019
Third ascent.

Using a slightly different sequence to previous ascentionists. Nalle was unable to span directly to the thin slot, so instead he matched on the sloper with a marginal toe hook before bumping in to the slot.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/BtZctGWniYy/

[2] https://youtu.be/iPZ1w7tjo_M?t=733

Livin' Large 8C Boulder | worked 5th Aug 2009 8C
Bügeleisen SDS 8C Boulder | worked May 2014
The Finnish Line 8C Boulder | worked 26th Jun 2017
First ascent.

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

References

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

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4fK6KlBPT/

La Force Tranquille 8C Boulder | worked 17th Jun 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/

The Singularity 8C Boulder | worked 21st Sep 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

La Rustica 8C Boulder | worked Oct 2018 8C
The Globalist 8B+ Boulder | worked 3rd May 2009 8B+
First ascent.
Off the Wagon 8B+ Boulder | worked 2012
First ascent.
Momentum 8B+ Boulder | worked Nov 2012 8C
First ascent.

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!

Get Railed 8B+ Boulder | worked 2015
First ascent.
L'Alchemiste 8B+ Boulder | worked 5th Mar 2015
First ascent.

First ascent after holds had been chipped.

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

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

Trust Issues 8B+ Boulder | worked 2017
First ascent.
Ninja Skills 8B+ Boulder | worked
Kintsugi 8B+ Boulder | worked 8C
Jade 8B+ Boulder | worked Jun 2009
Oliphant's Dawn 8B+ Boulder | worked Aug 2012
Bügeleisen 8B+ Boulder | worked 2013
Wave Swoop 8B+ Boulder | worked Between 28th Jul 2013 and 12th Aug 2015
Second ascent.
La Force du Destin 8B+ Boulder | worked Feb 2015 8C
Emotional Landscapes (Pre-Break) 8B+ Boulder | worked
Good Hope 8B Boulder | worked 2014
Guest List 8B Boulder | worked 2016
First ascent.
Antidote 8B Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Crown of Aragorn 8B Boulder | flash Dec 2011
Industry of Cool 8A+ Boulder | worked 2012 8B
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Kesäturkki 8c Deep Water Solo | worked 2016
El Tippa Tapa 8c Deep Water Solo | worked 2021