Rock Climbing 11-Year-Old Is Dominating Sport with Amazing Passion

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 24, 2013

Meet 11-year-old Brooke Raboutou, pretty much one of the most passionate rock climbers in the world. And one who continues to amaze those in the sport because of how remarkable she is at such a young age. 

A tip of the hat to BuzzFeed for spotting a wonderful mini-documentary posted by ThnkrTv on YouTube, as part of their Prodigies series. 

Raboutou is indeed a prodigy, showing expertise and talent far beyond her years in the sport of rock climbing. 

Not that any of this is a surprise. 

The little girl is the daughter of former world champion climbers, Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou. 

You only have to watch the video to know both parents have given far more than mere genetics for the sport, because their house is nearly a live-in rock climbing training ground. 

More than Didier building a make-shift climbing wall in the house, Robyn provides the tenacity needed in training that has her daughter shattering world records. 

More amazing than her ability is the passion this girl has for the sport. Just watching the video, I am more aware now than ever that climbing is more about solving the puzzle. 

Fearless, Brooke climbs a cliff at the end of the video, but misses a hold and falls. Secured by a rope, she begins to cry from frustration. 

From there, she delivers, "If I don't make a route, it's just motivating because I don't want to leave it undone."

That's pretty much the mantra of a budding star who is looking to accomplish a great deal in this sport, and she is only 11. 

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