Josune Bereziartu climbs Powerade, 8c+ at Vadiello
On 16/05/2007 Josune Bereziartu redpointed Powerade, 8c+ at Vadiello, Huesca.
8c+, 9a... to some these grades may seem like nothing much these days, but in reality they are the cutting-edge of what is currently humanly possible. Well, Josune Bereziartu is no newcomer to this cutting-edge (seeing that she first touched upon in in 2000 with her 8c+ redpoint of Honky Tonk Mix at Onate), and on 16 May the Basque climber redpointed Powerade, 8c+ at Vadiello, Huesca.
The 25m power endurance testpiece climbs up Nowa, 8c before moving right along a pumpy traverse into Napalm Death, 8b and is extremely steep, reachy and physical. Josune spent roughly 15 days on the route spread out over two years, and one reason why Powerade is of Josune's longest projects was that in the past she dabbled with it for training...
Plans now are to move up north with her partner Rikar Otegui to try some multi-pitches routes in the Pyrenees. We'll keep you informed.