Date of Ascent:

April 06, 2002

Suggested Grade:



8B+ trav


Bereziartu sends La Travesia De Balzola, 8C+/9A or FB 8B+
Josune Bereziartu is on form once again! After a more than impressive start to the season bouldering in Switzerland and France, where she sent La Chapelle 7C at Cresciano and ticked Atomic Playboy 8A+, La Coccinelle 8A and La Migale 7B+ at Fontainebleau, she decided to devote her energies to La Travesia De Balzola at the steep and physical La Cueva de Balzola, Basque country, Spain. First climbed by Rikar Otegui in 1997, this 40-move, 15m traverse is graded 8C+/9A or FB 8B+. Josune had the following to say about this route. Or should we say boulder problem…