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Watch Brooke Raboutou and Isabelle Faus Send V14

They are two of the strongest climbers in North America in 2020

Watch two of the strongest women in the world of bouldering crush V14s in Colorado: Isabelle Faus doing the first female ascent of Creme de la Crumb and Brooke Raboutou on the classic Jade.

IIsabelle Faus

From Chicago, Faus has become one of the world’s leading boulderers over the past few years. “For the past six years I have been spending my time trying hard, exploring and learning about climbing,” says Faus.

“I’ve also spent a huge amount of time developing boulders and areas in Colorado, but also in Europe and South Africa. I have devoted my life to enjoying climbing.”

Brooke Raboutou

Raboutou qualified for the Olympics at the World Championships in August 2019 and was the youngest person to climb 5. 14b. “Jade has always been a ‘bucket list’ climb for me, but one I thought I would always need to be stronger to do, or even try,” wrote Raboutou on Instagram Aug. 16.

“The first day I was on it I was pleasantly surprised by how I felt on the climb, second day I fell on the V10 stand and yesterday I was able to send first try of the day and felt as though I was floating up the wall.

Jade was established by Daniel Woods in 2007. The problem had been dubbed the “Green 45 Project” by Dave Graham, who discovered the line. Originally graded V15, it eventually settled at solid V14.