Nominations for SALEWA ROCK AWARD and LA SPORTIVA COMPETITION AWARD
On 11 June 2006 the Austrian Hansjörg Auer made a rare solo repeat of one of the most classic routes in the Dolomites, the 850m Tempi Moderni situated on the south face of the Marmolada, Dolomites.
Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegui have made the first free ascent of the 1981 aid route Divina Comedia 7c in the Ordesa National Park, Spain.
On Monday 8th May 2006 Maja Vidmar joined the exclusive club of women capable of sending 8c by redpointing Osapski pajek at Ospo, Slovenia.
Josune Bereziartu has just on-sighted Hidrofobia 8b+ at Montsant, Spain and, in doing so, has become the first woman ever to on-sight 8b+!
On 21 December Martina Cufar from Slovenia redpointed her first 8c, Vizija at Misja pec, Slovenia.
Josune Bereziartu has on-sighted Fuente de Energia, 8b at Vadiello, Huesca, Spain.
On 09/05/2005 Josune Bereziartu made the first female ascent of Bimbaluna 9a/9a+ at Saint Loup, Switzerland, pushing the scale of female performances up one notch.
During a 40 day trip to Japan Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegi redpoint "Logical Progression" 9a at Jo Yama. Bereziartu on-sights "Steroid Performance" at Horai.
On 1 July Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegi made the first free ascent of Yeah man on the north face of the Gran Pfad, in the Swiss Gastlosen mountain range.
Josune Bereziartu repeats “Nowa” 8c, "B12" 8b+ , “Sexibition" 8b and "Psicosis" 8c. Rikar Otegi sends "Nowa" , "B12" and "Desafiando a Tsunami" 8c+/9a.
At the end of October Josune Bereziartu sent Tsunamy 8c+/c at Alquezar, Huesca, Spain
Josune Bereziartu sends Na-Nai 8c+ at the Baltzola Cave, Spain
Josune Bereciartu sends Solaris Fb 8a+ at the Cueva de Balzala
Josune Bereciartu climbs Bain de Sang, Switzerland and becomes first woman to climb 9a
Josune Bereciartu continues to climb some of the hardest routes around. Her latest ascents include "Ocho Anos De Sexo" 8b+/8c at Subijana, Spain and "Spécialistes Direct" 8c in the Verdon, France.
Josune Bereziartu and Iker Pou climb the multi-pitch "El Pilar del Cantabrico", El Naranjo de Bulnes, Picos De Europa, Spain, with difficulties up to 8a+
At the start of June Rikardo Otegi freed "Iñi Ameriketan”, one of Spain's hardest, tentatively grading it 9a.
Josune Bereziartu sends Macumba Club 8c , Orgon, France
Josune Bereziartu from Spain sends the 40-move La Travesia De Balzola, 8C+/9A or FB 8B+