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Bereziartu sends La Travesia De Balzola, 8C+/9A or FB 8B+


Josune Bereziartu from Spain sends the 40-move La Travesia De Balzola, 8C+/9A or FB 8B+

Josune Bereziartu is on form once again! After a more than impressive start to the season bouldering in Switzerland and France, where she sent La Chapelle 7C at Cresciano and ticked Atomic Playboy 8A+, La Coccinelle 8A and La Migale 7B+ at Fontainebleau, she decided to devote her energies to La Travesia De Balzola at the steep and physical La Cueva de Balzola, Basque country, Spain. First climbed by Rikar Otegui in 1997, this 40-move, 15m traverse is graded 8C+/9A or FB 8B+. Josune had the following to say about this route. Or should we say boulder problem…

“I’m super happy with the climb because I’ve been training for it for the last three years, although not very seriously. Every year I thought it was very hard and so I’d leave it. The style is like a big roof with very long, super physical moves. It has a Fb7c crux and a Fb 7b+ finish.”

Congratulations! Having climbed some of the other hard testpieces at La Cueva, including the likes of White Zombie 8c and Ras 8c, there now isn’t much left…

Bereziartu climbs Noia 8c+ 01/11/01

Josune Bereziartu sending the 40 move testpiece La Travesia De Balzola, 8C+/9A or FB 8B+

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