7c+ by Brooke Raboutou (9)


16 July 2010

Brooke Raboutou has on her second try done Octopus, 7c+ in Gorges du Tarn. The 9-year-old is daughter to legends Didier and Robyn Erbesfield. More pics from the ascent at Raboutoufamily.blogspot.com Older brother Shawn (12) did last month Attention on vous regarde, 8b+ in Gorges du Tarn.

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