Oriane Bertone again on 8B boulder!
Another fantastic ascent in La Reunion23 November 2018
The young boulder star does the first ascent of a line that she judges her hardest ever
Le spartiate direct assis in the area Ravine du Trou is the name of the new 8B that Oriane Bertone climbed at La Reunion.
A direct variant to an 8A that she already sent three years ago and that presents a delicate start on slopers up to the key passage to take an undercling, which created a few problems to the young climber.
However, we know that Oriane is young in age, but very mature in force of will and determination ... and so this line just took a little 'more time, but finally a new testpiece is born in the island!
Here are her comments, while above you can see the ascent in the video:
"May be the hardest thing I have climbed. It is the direct variant of "Le Spartiate" sit (8A), that I have climbed 3 years ago. The line comes out straight up from the ramp of slopers with a very hard couple of movements in comparison with the 8A original version end on the right. How much work for these few movements !! I am very happy for this first ascent !"