Focus on Women – Josune Bereziartu

Before Sasha Digulian there was Josune Bereziartu. A Spanish climber from the Basque Country, Josune made stunning hard ascents at the beginning of the millenium:

  • 2000 – First woman to climb 8c(5.14c) Honky Tonk,  Spain
  • 2002 – First woman to climb 9a(5.14d) Bain de Sang , Switzerland

Although she has achieved a number of world firsts for women, Josune’s quote in Outside Magazine about her Climb of Honky Tonk Mix(8c+) notably illustrates her perspective

“It’s nice that this was the first 5.14c climbed by a woman, but for me the most important thing is that it was the second overall ascent of a route that’s been a project for several strong climbers.”

More info:

Josune on Training @ ClimbandMore

Josune athlete profile @ Arc’teryx



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