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Shawn Raboutou Tries Burden of Dreams – World’s First V17

Shawn Raboutou made the first ascents of two problems that he graded V17 this year. Now he tries the first ever from 2016

In 2016, Nalle Hukkataival made the first ascent of the “Lappnor Project” in Finland and officially named it Burden of Dreams V17 (9A). The hard problem had been attempted by some of the world’s best boulderers, and it took Hukkataival four years.

Since Hukkataival ascent, several other V17s have been claimed. In 2021, Daniel Woods made the first ascent of Return of the Sleepwalker and graded it V17 – watch his send here. This year, Shawn Raboutou established Alphane and Megatron and graded them both V17 – read more about them here. Alphane had two quick repeats, full story here.

Raboutou released a film today, which features himself and others projecting the yet-to-be-repeated Burden of Dreams. Linking several moves, Raboutou seems optimistic. This was his first visit. Watch Hukkataival attempting Burden of Dreams on Instagram and Raboutou projecting it below.

Burden of Dreams V17