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Josune Bereziartu first woman to onsight 8b+

Josune Bereziartu has become the first woman to onsight 8b+ with an ascent of Hidrofobia at Montsant, Spain. This beautiful steep pocket climb was also the scene of the first woman's 8b+ flash (with knowledge of the route) when the American Katie Brown made an ascent in 1999. As reported on UKClimbing.com last year the Basque Josune's hardest redpoint is Imbaluna 9a/a+ in Saint Loup, Switzerland and she has onsighted two 8b's, Fuente de energía at Vadiello, Spain and La Reserve in France.


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