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Date of birth: September 8, 1986

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Height: 5 ft 8in

Weight: 150 lbs

Profession:  Rock Climber ( Boulderer ) 

Highest Grade: Bouldering V17 ( 9a ) Burden of Dreams

About: Nalle Hukkataival, is a Finnish professional climber. He specializes in bouldering. He has to his credit many first ascents and repeats in the V15-V16 bordering range. In 2014, he repeated Gioia ( V15/16 or 8C/+ )

"On a personal level, pushing beyond your limits really comes down to the battle between the unconscious and conscious mind. You can rationalize and prove to your conscious part of the brain how you should be capable of something. And you can be genuinely convinced that you’ve got what it takes. But your subconscious mind may disagree. Your subconscious mind—in control of your survival instincts—has to be the realist"


Nalle Hukkataival deep water solos  El Tippa Tapa 8C/V15 in his hometown Finland

Nalle Hukkataival gets the second ascent of Casavino V14/8b+ in Brione, CH minutes after the First Ascent of Giuliano Cameroni.

Nalle Hukkataival bouldering the most beautiful lines amidst the backdrop of the most beautiful landscape in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. 17 boulders in total ranging between 6B to 8A+

The "Burden of Dreams " V17, he first boulder problem in the world graded 9A and freed by Nalle Hukkataival at Lappnor in Finland in October 2016.

Nalle Hukkatiaval explores Tuzgle, Argentina, a climbing Mecca with untapped potential. This video captures the footage of Nalle's first ascents and repeats of Tuzgle's classic lines.

Nalle Hukkatiaval is driven by first ascents. For him, the moment of actually climbing a boulder problem is secondary—a mere 10%—compared to the hard work of actually unearthing the line. But just because you have the vision of how a sequence should unfold doesn’t guarantee that you can do the moves.

Nalle Hukkatiaval spent weeks developing a new sector "The Realm" and snags some hard boulder first ascents in the bouldering paradise of Rocklands, South Africa.

"A Gem rare than diamonds" Sitting untouched for years within a mecca for bouldering, Nalle's test-piece "The Finnish Line V16 has it all - aesthetics, difficulty and a beautiful setting.



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