[VIDEO] Nalle Hukkataival climbs V15 first ascent despite a badly injured leg

Nalle Hukkataival has had a pretty up and down start to 2015. It didn't begin well when he sliced open his calf in a bouldering fall. However, he's already back in action, and how! He's made the first ascent of a plum line in Red Rocks, Nevada, called it "Kintsugi" and graded it 8C.

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The name refers, fittingly enough, to a Japanese concept about embracing damage and repair. Check out this video of Nalle in action on the problem, before he finally managed to get it done. Big thanks to Southern Nevada Bouldering for the footage.

Also in the States is friend of the show Alex Megos, who’s just made the third ascent of Paul Robinson’s 8C “Lucid Dreaming” on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in The Buttermilks, California. It’s been by far his longest project yet and took him 11 days – a marathon by his standards. Check out this video of Daniel Woods working the problem on his way to making the second ascent last year.