The Finnish Line

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8C+

Date of Ascent:

June 27, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C+

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8C/8C+, "A new contender for the hardest in Rocklands"

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Date of Ascent:

July 22, 2017

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Notes:

5 days

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Ascent 3 of The Finnish Line by Toby Saxton

Date of Ascent:

September 19, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C+

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Date of Ascent:

June 22, 2018

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Shawn Raboutou Nabs Fourth Ascent of The Finnish Line (V15/16) in Rocklands
Shawn Raboutou, the 20-year-old American crusher, has sent The Finnish Line (8C/+ V15/16), a beautiful overhanging fin of striped orange and black rock established by Nalle Hukkataival in June 2017. After his first ascent of the problem, Hukkataival wrote on Instagram, “A gem rarer than diamonds and a new contender for the hardest in Rocklands!” Raboutou announced his success on the problem via Instagram with a dimly lit picture and a simple caption reading, “The Finish Line (v15/8c). Good times in [South Africa] with the boys and Brooke [Raboutou].”

Date of Ascent:

June 28, 2018

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Daniel Woods Keeps the Send Train Going on The Finnish Line (V15)
Daniel Woods added one more V15 to his record list of problems at the grade at the end of June. After working it for three days on a rope, and then another three without, Woods sent The Finnish Line, Nalle Hukkataival’s eight-meter-tall testpiece in Rocklands, South Africa. Shawn Raboutou made the fourth ascent of the problem only a week before Woods. In an email to Rock and Ice, Woods wrote, “I’d say this thing is pretty solid for 8C [V15]. Shawn, [Alex] Megos and I used a different hand sequence for the top half of the bloc that was easier to Nalle’s. It is def one of the harder blocs in Rocklands next to Livin Large. Besides the difficulty, the line and moves are a true experience.”

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Date of Ascent:

August 06, 2018

Suggested Grade:

8C

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