Hard First Ascents for Hukkataival and Traversi

posted by dpm on 11/16/2012


In Valle Balvona, Switzerland, Nalle Hukkataival has put up a new V15 called Momentum and Carlo Traversi has established Heritage (V14). Nalle writes of his new problem on his blog: "With the great conditions today here in Ticino, I managed to send a phenomenal project that I’ve been working on for the past couple weeks! This boulder is a dream come true for me and one of my biggest achievements. Momentum, (8C) climbs up a tall overhang with explosive and powerful moves and very few footholds. It has one of the most amazing sequences I can think of! So simple, yet so intricate. The boulder itself is so big that getting back down can be tricky."

Nalle on Momentum (V15). Photo: Nalle's blog

Carlo writes of his problem, Heritage (V14) on his 8a scorecard, "You've had dreams about this problem without ever seeing it. It's that good." In addition to Carlo's excellent looking first ascent, he's done quite a few other hard problems recently including the V15's Practice of the Wild and In Search of Time Lost and the V14's Mystic Stylez and New Base Line

Carlo Traversi on Heritage (V14). Photo: Carlo's Facebook