Brooke Raboutou, 13, has sent Fragile Steps in Rocklands, South Africa, her first V13.

Brooke has been pushing the limits of her age group since she started climbing nearly a decade ago. With this send, she is in the company of only a few other girls who have sent V13, one being Ashima Shiraishi.

Read about other young senders here.

Brooke wrote on her Facebook page: “I am so psyched to have sent my first V13 today! Happy to have had the help from my brother Shawn Raboutou and encouragement from my mother.”

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For an interview with Brooke and her mother see here.

For a post-Fragile Steps interview with DPM see here.

For more on Brooke from Team ABC see here.

Brooke Raboutou on Fragile Steps V13  Photo Raboutou's Facebook

Brooke Raboutou on Fragile Steps V13 Photo Raboutou’s Facebook