The Finnish Line, Rocklands
- Thursday 14th September 2017
Sept 14th; 2017
In late June this year, Nalle Hukkataival send The Finnish Line in the Coop area at Rocklands.
Nalle described it has “one of the most beautiful lines in Rocklands and such a stunning location too”. Working it on a rope Nalle sent the highball arête after considerable effort; “It’s a lot of precision moves – everything needs to be perfect” he said. He didn’t grade it at the time but did csay that it was one of the hardest problems at Rocklands – meaning it was up somewhere around Font 8c/+.
Shortly afterwards, Alex Megos nabbed the second ascent – again not without considerable effort. Alex was full of praise about the difficult of the climbing and the line; “What a battle! Sometimes things just take a while but when they happen it's even more rewarding! After 5 days of work I did the first repeat of "The Finnish Line" put up by @nalle_hukkataival a few weeks ago! Maybe the best line of all time?!”
Black Diamond, Nalle Hukkataival’s sponsor, have just released a video of Nalle’s first ascent… see below