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General Climbing Discussion

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Strong Chik - now Josune cranks 9a+
adamk
3/12/2004
9:57:18 AM
Hey check out the 8a.nu website. Josune Bereziartu has climbed her second 9a. Does this translate to about Grade 35/36 (please clarify?...anyone). I dont give a stuff about grades but i do appreciate stuff that pushes boundaries. She might even be strong enough to climb with Damo...:->

manacubus
3/12/2004
10:23:40 AM
9a most closely translates to Aus grade 35. Amazing effort by this super strong woman. She is considered one of the very best sport climbers in the world, regardless of her gender.

Jackie
3/12/2004
11:55:27 AM
that is so inspiring

PN
3/12/2004
12:33:02 PM
That's cool she's stronger than any man in Australia
adamk
3/12/2004
12:47:03 PM
On 3/12/2004 Damieta wrote:
>That's cool she's stronger than any man in Australia

...most men in the world. I wonder if her strength is purely physiological. To climb so hard she must have different perceptions of personal limitations and boundary's and believe so strongly in herself and her abilities. Has anyone read interviews with her that give any insight into this? I know her husband climbs pretty hard as well.
Damo your response was quite restrained...u r a much cooler cat these days. onya champ!

trent
3/12/2004
1:04:58 PM
I recall reading where Josune Bereziartu has climbed more 5.14b's that all other women put together and is still the only woman to have climbed 5.14c, let alone 5.14d. She has the strongest looking arms ever. There was a photo of her whilst on the Petzl RocTrip doing the standard "check out my biceps pose" and that girl is buff.
Goodvibes
3/12/2004
1:36:32 PM
She is so far ahead of any other women sport climbers at the moment. There have been a number of articles and interviews with her in the American mags over the years, apparently she is not even a full time clibmer either, she actually has a real job (or did when I last saw an article about her) and still manages to outclimb all but a few.

As to being stronger than any Australian climbers, I guess it is hard to argue with that. I wonder what it would be like though if many of the top Australian climbers went and lived in Europe for an extended period of time. Being in a place with so many elite clibmers and so many hard routes would have to have an impact on your climbing and what you define as hard.
dalai
3/12/2004
2:16:21 PM
8a.nu reports that she has climbed 21 routes graded 8c or harder!!

PN
3/12/2004
2:39:08 PM
.....nailing a grade 21 is pretty humble by comparison. When there are people getting around who have done 21 (8c's).
adamk
17/12/2004
4:48:54 PM
Check out www.planetmountain.com for this crazy spanish cat and her husbands tour of Japan. Seriously impressive!!! Even though my knowledge of genetics is fairly limited i'd b suggesting if this husband and wife crank out a kid it could have some serious talent. Looking forward to the future when this little guy/girl hits the rocks and Steffi and Andre's kids hit the tennis court...the mind boggles at the potential!
andrew coe
21/12/2004
5:28:19 AM
On 17/12/2004 adamk wrote:
>Check out www.planetmountain.com for this crazy spanish cat and her husbands
>tour of Japan. Seriously impressive!!! Even though my knowledge of genetics
>is fairly limited i'd b suggesting if this husband and wife crank out a
>kid it could have some serious talent. Looking forward to the future when
>this little guy/girl hits the rocks and Steffi and Andre's kids hit the
>tennis court...the mind boggles at the potential!

Wow that is impressive.

Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters would be a nother strong set of genes (for playing tennis that is - the might look a bit funny though)
adamk
21/12/2004
11:01:13 AM

>
>Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters would be a nother strong set of genes
>(for playing tennis that is - the might look a bit funny though)

...cept they've split up and Lleyton's now dating that dancing and home and away chik(?)
WM
21/12/2004
11:04:12 AM
Kimmy dumped little Lleyton for Shrek:

adamk
21/12/2004
11:05:28 AM
ha ha...good call Will. Though perhaps a little harsh?

alrob
21/12/2004
11:34:40 AM
On 21/12/2004 adamk wrote:
>ha ha...good call Will. Though perhaps a little harsh?

no, no. i think it sounds about right.

Kris
21/12/2004
11:37:37 AM
On 21/12/2004 adamk wrote:
>...cept they've split up and Lleyton's now dating that dancing and home
>and away chik(?)

Bec Cartwright....Mmmmm. She's a fox! Things defiantly looking better for our Leyts

http://groups.msn.com/RebeccaCartwright/becandfrends.msnw?albumlist=2


Here she is with Band camp birdie



Er, back on topic, I'm sure they are both hopeless climbers, and *** (Moderator!)


adamk
21/12/2004
11:55:19 AM
Thanks Kris...obviously an avid home and away fan? If it was on on the weekends would you watch it or go climbing? She could have a PHD in nuclear physics for all we know? There is not an automatic link between beauty and lack of IQ...

Moderator: deleted a sentence
dalai
21/12/2004
12:04:45 PM
Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder, as I just don't see it with Bec!

Talking about climbing kids - Robyn Ebersfield and Didier Raboutou married a while back and I believe had a couple of children. It would be good to see how they turn out if they decide to take up climbing!

Edit: Son Shawn born April 1998 and Daughter Brooke April 2001 http://www.rockclinics.com

adamk
21/12/2004
12:10:36 PM
Did they hyphernate their names when they got married. Bit of a mouthful Ebersfield - Raboutou? Hmmm i seem to have hijacked my own thread...whats the Netiquette on this?
Onsight
24/01/2005
10:47:34 PM
Back on topic...

Josune is amazing. Definitely in a class of her own. Her husband climbs way hard as well.

For those who are interested there's a profile of her in Rock and Ice #139 (January '05).

She was able to go full-time a few years ago, with the help of a Spanish foundation that supports the development of "minority sports".

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