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Mirko Caballero Becomes Youngest Person to Climb V14

The 13-year-old Mirko Caballero of Los Gatos, California, has become the youngest person to climb V14 by sending Meadowlark Lemon, in Red Rocks, Nevada.

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Mirko Caballero sending <em>Meadowlark Lemom</em> stand-start. Photo by George Bruce Wilson.” />The 13-year-old Mirko Caballero of Los Gatos, California, has become the youngest person to climb V14 by sending <em>Meadowlark Lemon</em>, in Red Rocks, Nevada. </p>
<p>“DONE DEAL,” posted Caballero on Intagram. “Still can’t believe it… <em>Meadowlark Lemon sit</em> V14 (8B+) !!!! I never worked sooo hard for a project.”</p>
<p>Cabellero had already climbed the problem via the stand-start at V13, but needed an additional three trips to complete the problem from the sit-start.</p>
<p><em>Meadowlark Lemon</em> was first climbed by Paul Robinson in January 2012 and graded V15. However, after quick repeats by Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb in December 2013, the consensus is now V14.</p>
<p>Mirko Caballero is a three time youth national bouldering champion and has been climbing seriously since the age of seven. At the young age of nine, Caballero climbed his first V10. Caballero has been a member of the U.S. National Climbing Team since 2010. </p>
<p>“I got into climbing mostly because everyone in my family was already climbing, even before I was born,” Caballero told Outsideonline in an interview. “I guess you could say I was born in the gym.”</p>
<p>The second youngest person to climb V14 was Adam Ondra who was 15-years-old.</p>
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