Youngest Person to Climb 5.14b!
First American Climber to qualify for the 2020 Olympics!
Date of birth: April 9, 2001
Current Residence: Boulder, CO. USA
Height: 5 ft 2 in
Profession: Rock Climber
About: Brooke grew up in the climbing mecca of Boulder, Colorado. Brooke is the daughter of two World Cup champions: Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield.
USA Climbing Ranking ( Bouldering ) : 2
IFSC World Ranking : 20
Hardest Boulder Problem: V13 Fragile Steps
Hardest Sport Climb: Welcome to Tijuana 5.14b at age 11; Southern Smoke 5.14c
After decades of climbers pushing for their sport’s inclusion on the Olympic program, the climbing community’s dream was realized when the International Olympic Committee announced in August 2016 that the sport would make its debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Nearly three years to the date, as climbers took their first shot at securing their Olympic quota spots at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan, 18-year-old Brooke Raboutou climbed into history as the first American to qualify for the Olympic Games.
BROOKE RABOUTOU VIDEOS
La Rambla 5.15a
“Earning a spot in the 2020 Olympics is just proof that focusing on myself and my climbing is what pushes me to the next level. I am beyond excited to embark on this new journey. It is such an honor to be able to represent the US at the Olympic level, especially as climbing makes its debut. I hope I can help the sport grow and introduce new people to the joys of climbing.”
Playground Kraft featuring Brooke Raboutou
Brooke came around for a training with the Kraft Factory and brought not only her positivity into Café Kraft, but also her legendary and famous mother: Robyn Erbesfield Raboutou.
Get a glimpse inside the family, friends, and mentors of Brooke Raboutou in L’héritage Part 1. Growing up in a home where climbing, competition, and world championships were the norm, Brooke gains valuable experience from her parents, brother and community surrounding the ABCKids climbing gym in Boulder, Colorado. Working her way through the youth climbing competition scene in the U.S. and internationally, Brooke builds her competitive edge against a strong field of competitors both at home and abroad. Now, Brooke is poised for the adult competition stage and greater challenges. Part 1 of our two-part film series with Brooke highlights her upbringing as a youth competitor and growing up the daughter of two veteran competitors on the World Cup circuit
Watch Brooke Raboutou as she navigates the 2019 competition season at home in the U.S. and on the World Cup circuit. Balancing a hectic travel schedule and her first semester as a full-time university student, Brooke commits herself to excel in both climbing and studies. After a few exciting outcomes, Brooke achieves the dream: Qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Photo: C Hayes