Robyn Erbesfield – Still Cranking at 45

by Kevin Avery Dougald MacDonaldreports on the US website that Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou has recently redpointed the route Bad Attitude F8b+at the crag St. Antonin Noble Val near to her summer home in France.The four times former world-champion is no stranger to hard climbing, having already succeeded on two routes of this grade back in 1993, but the 45 year old mother of two has not tried a route of this standard for nearly 15 years.Erbesfield has more recently concentrated on her family and career but was motivated to push herselfharderafter a family climbing trip to Spain´s Rodellar last summer.Another climber who has regained top form is the 46 year old former French competition star and hard route pioneer, J B Tribout. Having returned to climbing over the last three years he has recently managed to onsight F8a+ and redpoint two routes of F8c. You can view his scorecard HERE and read an interesting interview with him on HERE.Looking for more age related inspiration? Try Age and Tolstoy´s Bicycleon UKC