During the last days of her stay in Switzerland, Brooke Raboutou managed two difficult boulders: Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).

At the beginning of January, the American Brooke Raboutou started her trip to Ticino and quickly became quite fascinated by the region and its granite boulders.

“I feel totally balanced here in Switzerland. It's the perfect "reset" before the inevitable competition storm starts again."

Brooke Raboutou
Brooke Raboutou warming up on the Tension Climbing mobile fingerboard. (Picture Finn Stack)
Brooke Raboutou warming up on the Tension Climbing mobile fingerboard. (Picture Finn Stack)

Some people utter such words when they are simply relaxing and sipping a drink on a lounger. Not however Brooke Raboutou. A few days after her arrival, she managed to climb the difficult boulder La Proue (8b). Then last week, at the end of her trip, the Olympian managed two boulders in the upper eighth French degree: lur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).

“Iur is one of the most beautiful lines. A perfect combination of extremely powerful and technical climbing.”

The successes of the past few days have taken their toll. (Picture Brooke Raboutou)
The successes of the past few days have taken their toll. (Picture Brooke Raboutou)

Jimmy Webb designing the Boulder Iur

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Credits: Cover picture Finn Stack

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