Bügeleisen and Big Paw by Fitzgerald

A short film following David Fitzgerald as he attempts to climb some of Europe's hardest boulders. Bügeleisen (8c) and Big Paw (8c)

Also Featuring Lady in Black (8b+), Shadowfax (8b) The Great Shark Hunt (8b) and more, with guest appearances from Ben Moon, Isabelle Faus and Giuliano Cameroni.

Bügeleisen Sit - Jakob Schubert

Having tested his limits in sport climbing with routes up to 9b, Jakob Schubert is keen to see what he can do in bouldering. In early 2015 he decides to lay his hands on Nalle Hukkataival’s test piece Bügeleisen Sit fb 8C. Considered one of the hardest boulder problems in the world, Jakob Schubert becomes the first to repeat the infamous 15 moves.

Climber: Jakob Schubert
Appearances: Alfons Dornauer, Elias Holzknecht

See our production about the first ascent by Nalle Hukkataival here:

"Bügeleisen" Sit Start

Nalle Hukkataival On "The Bügeleisen" Sit Start 8C (+)


Klem Loskot's masterpiece, The Bügeleisen Sit Start has long been one of the most coveted boulder problems in the world. Finnish climber Nalle Hukkataival has made several attempts on the line and says, ‘it turned out to be the biggest battle I've ever had with a climb, both mentally and physically.’ In April 2014, Nalle traveled to Maltatal, Austria for another attempt. In the past, he has been frustrated by the weather and this attempt was to be no exception. Watch him battle rain, humidity, and some incredibly difficult moves for a shot at one of the most difficult and beautiful sends in the world.