posted by dpm on 01/24/2012
French climber, Alizee Dufraisse reports on her blog that she has redpointed La Reina Mora (5.14+) in Siurana, Spain. The route is located near the famous La Rambla (5.15a) and was established in 1996 by Alex Huber. Since then it has seen just three other ascents by Ramon Julian, Nico Favresse and Dani Andrada. Huber originally graded the line 5.14b, Favresse suggested 5.14c, and Andrada thought maybe 5.14d! Dufraisse agress with Andrada and thinks 5.14d may be appropriate for the route. If the grade sticks she would become the fourth woman to climb 5.14d after Josune Bereziartu, Charlotte Durif, and Sasha Digiulian.
Alizee Dufraisse on La Reina Mora (5.14+). Photo: Francisco Taranto Jr./Alizee's blog
She describes the route as “very strong and very physical with no real rest, interspersed with three distinct cruxes in the V8/9 range.” Last month Dufraisse redpointed Patinoso (5.14c), also in Siurana. Click the image below for video of that ascent. Click the last image for video of Nico Favresse on La Reina Mora.