Brooke Raboutou Climbs 5.14b
Youngest to send grade
Eleven-year-old climber Brooke Raboutou became the youngest person ever to climb a 5.14b route last week when she sent Welcome to Tijuana in Rodellar, Spain. “This is definitely the hardest route I have done so far, it is very beautiful and crimpy,” Raboutou wrote on her 8a.nu profile. At just over 11 years and three months old, Raboutou edges out Adam Ondra, who climbed his first route of the grade shortly before his 12th birthday. Raboutou’s brother Shawn redpointed Welcome to Tijuana last year when he was 13.