On Wednesday, May 20, Brooke Raboutou joined the elite group of women who have climbed V14 with her ascent of Muscle Car (V14/8B+), in Colorado.
“Check for the uncut footie on @mellowclimbing next week!!!” Raboutou wrote on Instagram.
This boulder has seen a lot of action recently—Raboutou’s ascent comes just days after Alex Puccio completed Super Low Chimichanga Right (V14/8B+) and Muscle Car Light (V13/8B), on the same block.
Watch Brooke Raboutou Send Muscle Car (V14)
Muscle Car is only Rabotou’s latest exciting send since the coronavirus lockdown has eased. Just two days before, the 19-year-old also sent Wheel of Fortune (V13/8B).
“Climbing is such a mental battle sometimes, for me this boulder didn’t feel too hard, because the power endurance style fit me well. While I’ve had my fair share of moments thinking a boulder is too hard for me,” wrote Raboutou on Instagram.
And on May 14, she ticked Chimichanga (V13/8B).
“Feeling so lucky to have amazing climbs like this so close to me, and time to explore them…safely!” Raboutou wrote on Instagram.
Eve before Muscle Car, Raboutou’s climbing resume was remarkably impressive. In 2016 she was the combined youth world champion and in 2017 the combined youth Pan American champion. In 2018, she was the lead youth world champion, and in 2019 she was one of the first climbers to qualify for climbing’s debut in the 2020 Olympics.
Raboutou comes from a family of skilled climbers. Her parents Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou were both world cup champions, and her brother Shawn Raboutou boulders V16.