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Nalle Hukkataival Sends V15 Project in Australia

Nalle Hukkataival sent Road Sweet Home (V15) in Grampians National Park in Australia, a boulder problem he discovered two years ago.

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Nalle Hukkataival has made the first ascent of Road Sweet Home (V15) in the Grampians, Australia.

Hukkataival announced the send on Facebook: “Last go, best go! First ascent of Road Sweet Home just as it’s getting too dark to see!”

He had found and cleaned the problem two years ago, but was unable to send it.

Hukkataival on <em>Road Sweet Home</em>. Photo courtesy of Hukkataival&#39;s Facebook.” />“The grainy picture doesn’t do this beautiful route justice,” Hukkataival posted on his Facebook. “It’s a striking line that caught my eye right away,” </p>
<p>Hukkataival began climbing when he was 12 at a gym near his hometown of Helsinksi, Finland. He excelled in competitions, coming in fifth place at the World Championships in Munich at 18 and winning the Arco Rockmaster at 19.</p>
<p>He first gained wider attention by sending Switzerland’s <em>Dreamtime, </em>the hardest boulder in the world at that time, when he was 18. He then traveled more extensively out of Finland, proving himself on boulder problems around the world. He bagged the first ascent of <em>Livin’ Large </em>(V15), an unrepeated highball in South Africa.</p>
<p>Hukkataival has worked extensively to develop areas around the world, including the Grampians.</p>
<p>Check out this <a href=video of Hukkataival bouldering in the Grampians