10 Year Olds Climb 5.14

Two notch landmark sends on same day


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Two 10 year olds climbers on different continents on Thursday became the youngest people ever to send a 5.14a route when they redpointed the grade separately in Kentucky and Italy. Brooke Raboutou, of Boulder, Colorado finished God’s Own Stone in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge after two days of work. Italian climber Tito Traversa sent Sarsifal L2 at Tetto di Sarre in Valle d’Aosta, Italy. The climbs come on the heels of 10-year-old New Yorker Ashima Shiraishi’s send of the V13 boulder problem Crown of Aragorn in Hueco Tanks, Texas last month.

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