Josune Bereziartu first woman to onsight 8b+

by Mick Ryan [Missing photo!] 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 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.