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Jul 17, 2012, 4:29 AM
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8c (5.14b) by 11 years old Brooke Raboutou
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Amazing where her generation will push the climbing grades, that's for sure.


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If they stick with it for more than a season or two. Seems to be the trend for most younger/newer climbers. Its "the greatest thing ever" for a very short period of time until they try something new. If I had a quarter for every new climber that told me they were a "lifer" then quit within a year, I would have saved enough money to buy all of us true "lifers" a new rack. Cheers


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climbingpa wrote:
If they stick with it for more than a season or two. Seems to be the trend for most younger/newer climbers. Its "the greatest thing ever" for a very short period of time until they try something new. If I had a quarter for every new climber that told me they were a "lifer" then quit within a year, I would have saved enough money to buy all of us true "lifers" a new rack. Cheers
And how many of those "quit within a year" were climbing 14b?


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if i had a quarter for every old fart that climbs a few times a year and makes fun of these kids who climb amazingly ... id be buying a new rack Tongue


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If I [hold on - *runs to bathroom to evacuate breakfast and mid-morning snack*] weighed 65 lbs, I'd crush too. I think I can bump another letter grade with my next round of Bulimia ARCs.


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Her parents are professional climbers, have a great kids climbing team - team ABC Boulder


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surfstar wrote:
If I [hold on - *runs to bathroom to evacuate breakfast and mid-morning snack*] weighed 65 lbs, I'd crush too. I think I can bump another letter grade with my next round of Bulimia ARCs.
Let me translate that...

surfstar wrote:
I'm a middle-aged, mediocre climber that doesn't have any real talent and have never really trained hard to climb as hard as I can, so I'll just bag on someone I've never met who has both trained hard and has talent.

That about right?


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She definitely has great parents: Didier Raboutou and Robyn Ersfield (spelling ?) ... but she is an amazing kid and a great climber ...


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Sure.

I don't train. I climb for fun not numbers.

I need to stay away from the training and sport climbing forums likely.

Maybe we can bring up the body image thread?


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surfstar wrote:
Sure.

I don't train.

To lazy to do what is needed to actually improve at a sport I really enjoy.

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I climb for fun not numbers.

Scared of pushing your personal limits. I also don't believe that you would go around exclusively climbing in 4th class gullies all day and talking about how much fun you had.

Again, this phrase is just an excise climbers use to not push themselves. (Myself included)

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I need to stay away from the training and sport climbing forums likely.

Maybe we can bring up the body image thread?


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here's another phrase:

"sport climbing is neither"


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surfstar wrote:
here's another phrase:

"sport climbing is neither"

Neither is putting down other climbers accomplishments.

I've also noticed to top notch high end trad climbers climb pretty hard hard sport too.

The girl is not even half the height of an adult and all the to lazy to train climbers can come with is, if I were lighter, I'd climb harder too.


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guangzhou wrote:
surfstar wrote:
here's another phrase:

"sport climbing is neither"

Neither is putting down other climbers accomplishments.

I've also noticed to top notch high end trad climbers climb pretty hard hard sport too.

The girl is not even half the height of an adult and all the to lazy to train climbers can come with is, if I were lighter, I'd climb harder too.

Her 49 year old mom has recently climbed 8c. But she probably eats healthy and trains hard as well.


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