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Erbesfield offspring is another climbing legend -- at age 11

CLIMBING — When I watched Robyn Erbesfield's chiseled body defy gravity at Wild Walls for a profile story I wrote in 1996, I should have assumed that any children she might eventually produce would have the genetics to become a good climber.

I underestimated her.

Brooke Raboutou, 11, born to climbing world champions Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou, is setting records adults couldn't reach in their dreams.

Her mom says rock climbing walls have been part of their homes just like the oven and dish washer.

Brooke began her training around the time she could walk, according to her profile at Team ABC Boulder.

The video above show this little person is nothing short of amazing.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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