Hukkataival, Woods Claim First and Second Ascents of Get Railed (V14)The Rocklands first ascent spree continued this weekend when Nalle Hukkataival established Get Railed, a 25-foot V14 above the Nutsa boulder at the Roadside.
The Rocklands first ascent spree continued this weekend when Nalle Hukkataival established Get Railed, a 25-foot V14 above the Nutsa boulder at the Roadside.
“Another great example of how much potential there still is in Rocklands,” Hukkataival wrote on Facebook. “Such a rad line with big moves on bulletproof rails! Looks like the project name stuck: Get Railed.”
Hukkataival spent three sessions projecting the line, with Daniel Woods, before he topped out. Woods, right behind him, claimed the second ascent despite the threat of storms.
“We knew there was no time to waste,” Hukkataival wrote. “I got through the crux on my second attempt of the day. Slightly hesitantly, I went for the highball crux and stuck it. The wind was intense and cold and made my hands numb out for the exposed ending. Just as I topped out I felt the first raindrops falling.”
According to Woods, the problem begins with a dyno followed by a crux lock-off to a quarter-pad rail. The highball finishes with a series of delicate moves on quarter-pad edges to the topout.
“It’s awesome to have such incredible boulders to session on,” Woods wrote on Facebook, “ones that offer unique moves.”
Get Railed is Hukkataival’s second FA in Rocklands this season, after sending Rule of Thumb, a V14 in the Gallery, last week. Woods has claimed some FA’s as well—three of them—with Noise vs. Beauty (V14) and Amber is the Color of Energy (V9R) at the Roadside boulders and, most recently, Spray of Light(V15), the left exit to Rocklands classic Ray of Light (V13). Dave Graham has also added a new line, Hatched Prow (V14), to the list of Rocklands testpieces.
Watch Daniel Woods Projecting Get Railed:
Continuing the spree of climbing new rocklands classics. @dave_graham_ showed me this sick black wave wall above the nutsa Boulder at roadside. This thing is 25 feet tall, has a sick dyno intro followed by a static lock off to an amazing quarter pad rail. The top half stays on you and is delicate on small edges at a 😱height. @nalle_hukkataival hooked it up with the FA dubbing it "Get Railed" (v14). I followed suit after for the second ascent. @syknar put together this insta banger of the moves. Now onto the next #weareisland #island_io #islandio @thenorthface @sanukfootwear @lasportivana @petzl_official @organicclimbing @gnarlynutrition @giddyheals
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