Only days after her 11 year old daughter Brooke, Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou has, at 49 years of age, managed to climb her first ever 8c by repeating Welcome to Tijuana at Rodellar.
Considering she won the over all world cup four times in a row 1992-95, one would have thought that's when she peaked, but evidence suggests otherwise.
Welcome to Tijuana, which is the same route Brooke climbed a few days earlier, is rather short, only 12 meters, and quite bouldery with a 7C+ section in the beginning and a 7C closer to the top.
This summer, she has also repeated Botanics, 8b/b+, Ixeia, 8b+ and Tripa de Conejo, 8b+ .
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