Shawn Raboutou


Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Notable Partnerships
Giuliano Cameroni
Social Media

Shawn Raboutou is an extremely strong boulderer from the USA. He's the son of Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou and brother to Brooke Raboutou.

Since his 2018 ascent of Off the Wagon SDS Shawn has continued to cement his reputation by establishing many hard problems at 8C+ and above, including Big Z, Fuck the System and The Story of Three Worlds. More recently he's pushed the highest levels with his ascent of Alphane for which he proposed 9A and Megatron, another 9A.

References

[1] Down and up Karma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9sCAhRh1M?t=481.

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 9A
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Notable Partnerships
Giuliano Cameroni
Social Media

Shawn Raboutou is an extremely strong boulderer from the USA. He's the son of Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou and brother to Brooke Raboutou.

Since his 2018 ascent of Off the Wagon SDS Shawn has continued to cement his reputation by establishing many hard problems at 8C+ and above, including Big Z, Fuck the System and The Story of Three Worlds. More recently he's pushed the highest levels with his ascent of Alphane for which he proposed 9A and Megatron, another 9A.

References

[1] Down and up Karma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9sCAhRh1M?t=481.


Pics + Vids

Added at 08:02 on 15 February 2021
Creature from the Black Lagoon (8C+)
Added at 07:03 on 24 March 2021
The Finnish Line (8C)
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Added at 08:12 on 07 December 2021
Blade Runner (8C)
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Added at 19:07 on 28 July 2021
Big Z (8C+, FA)
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Added at 07:08 on 21 August 2021
Big Z (8C+, FA)
Added at 07:08 on 21 August 2021
Spectre (8B)
Added at 06:12 on 16 December 2021
Livin' Large (8C)
Added at 17:02 on 12 February 2021
Off the Wagon SDS (8C+, FA)
Added at 23:02 on 08 February 2021
Fallen Angel (8C)
Added at 11:11 on 11 November 2021
Fuck the System (8C+, FA)
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Added at 20:05 on 18 May 2022
The Story of Three Worlds (8C+, FA)
Added at 06:07 on 21 July 2022
Alphane (9A, FA)
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Added at 07:08 on 20 August 2022
Alphane (9A, FA)
Added at 16:08 on 22 August 2022
Insomniac (8C+)
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Added at 05:09 on 09 September 2022
Child of Hell (8C, FA)
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Added at 18:10 on 05 October 2022
Megatron (9A, FA)
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Added at 17:11 on 15 November 2022
Megatron (9A, FA)
Added at 17:11 on 18 November 2022

Ascents

20 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2016 Spray of Light 8C (Boulder) 1st July 2016 (approx)
Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 1st July 2016 (approx)
2017 The Book Club 8B+ (Boulder) 1st January 2017 (approx)
2018 The Finnish Line 8C (Boulder) 22nd June 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkU11PQDbQs/

Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ (Boulder) 30th September 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWHhcGXjmI

Off the Wagon SDS 8C+ (Boulder) 27th October 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfpAd0St7Q

Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder) 19th November 2018
2019 Livin' Large 8C (Boulder) 1st October 2019 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiQQDIrUYnw

2020 Big Z 8C+ (Boulder) 29th December 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJY_InqD5-V/

https://youtu.be/xcBuV2jlavc

2021 Fuck the System 8C+ (Boulder) 1st July 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdtbtv0Jhtf

Blade Runner 8C (Boulder) 27th July 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4OoQpjXOb/

Mystic River 8C (Boulder) 1st December 2021 (approx)

The same day as Giuliano Cameroni made the first ascent.

2022 The Story of Three Worlds 8C+ (Boulder) 1st January 2022 (approx)

Shawn climbed the line twice in a row as he dabbed the tree on his first time around.

https://youtu.be/oa0bXWl2RBs

Megatron 9A (Boulder) 1st January 2022 (approx)

It didn't feel like a good day, I didn't feel like I was going to do it. This one try, I just fucking kept going, I don't know what happened. [4]

The ascent was kept under wraps for a long time. Climbing.com:

While Raboutou was willing to comment on Alphane, he wasn’t ready to disclose what else he’s done that we should know about. Though unverified by Climbing, rumors circulate that Raboutou has also sent the Megatron project, in Colorado, another presumed V17. When asked about it, he simply replied, “I have another cool video coming out soon.” [2]

References

[1] https://www.8a.nu/news/shawns-9as-rumours-qpmk1

[2] https://www.climbing.com/news/shawn-raboutou-alphane-v17/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_SnuhDXC8/

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_MniTA8MYU

Child of Hell 8C (Boulder) 1st January 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjV0nWWp4j0/

Alphane 9A (Boulder) 6th April 2022

After ~25 sessions.

I would fall on the last move twice a day—I only had two tries per day—and I did that for 10 days…. It’s so long, and I had to be fresh to be able to do the last two moves. So I was trying every other day. [But] it wasn’t too stressful because I like to project. … I didn’t feel like I had to climb it, I was more just enjoying it. [3]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/ChczmRCDDdi/

[2] https://youtu.be/Rx6GPpO37C4?t=2564

[3] https://www.climbing.com/news/shawn-raboutou-alphane-v17/

Insomniac 8C+ (Boulder) 1st September 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiQNMgXAp3T/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Megatron 9A (Boulder) 1st January 2022 (approx)

It didn't feel like a good day, I didn't feel like I was going to do it. This one try, I just fucking kept going, I don't know what happened. [4]

The ascent was kept under wraps for a long time. Climbing.com:

While Raboutou was willing to comment on Alphane, he wasn’t ready to disclose what else he’s done that we should know about. Though unverified by Climbing, rumors circulate that Raboutou has also sent the Megatron project, in Colorado, another presumed V17. When asked about it, he simply replied, “I have another cool video coming out soon.” [2]

References

[1] https://www.8a.nu/news/shawns-9as-rumours-qpmk1

[2] https://www.climbing.com/news/shawn-raboutou-alphane-v17/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_SnuhDXC8/

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_MniTA8MYU

Alphane 9A (Boulder) 6th April 2022

After ~25 sessions.

I would fall on the last move twice a day—I only had two tries per day—and I did that for 10 days…. It’s so long, and I had to be fresh to be able to do the last two moves. So I was trying every other day. [But] it wasn’t too stressful because I like to project. … I didn’t feel like I had to climb it, I was more just enjoying it. [3]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/ChczmRCDDdi/

[2] https://youtu.be/Rx6GPpO37C4?t=2564

[3] https://www.climbing.com/news/shawn-raboutou-alphane-v17/

Off the Wagon SDS 8C+ (Boulder) 27th October 2018 8C+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfpAd0St7Q

Big Z 8C+ (Boulder) 29th December 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJY_InqD5-V/

https://youtu.be/xcBuV2jlavc

Fuck the System 8C+ (Boulder) 1st July 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdtbtv0Jhtf

The Story of Three Worlds 8C+ (Boulder) 1st January 2022 (approx)

Shawn climbed the line twice in a row as he dabbed the tree on his first time around.

https://youtu.be/oa0bXWl2RBs

Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ (Boulder) 30th September 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWHhcGXjmI

Insomniac 8C+ (Boulder) 1st September 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiQNMgXAp3T/

Child of Hell 8C (Boulder) 1st January 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjV0nWWp4j0/

Roadkill 8C (Boulder)
Spray of Light 8C (Boulder) 1st July 2016 (approx)
Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 1st July 2016 (approx)
The Finnish Line 8C (Boulder) 22nd June 2018 8C

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkU11PQDbQs/

Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder) 19th November 2018
Livin' Large 8C (Boulder) 1st October 2019 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiQQDIrUYnw

Blade Runner 8C (Boulder) 27th July 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4OoQpjXOb/

Mystic River 8C (Boulder) 1st December 2021 (approx)

The same day as Giuliano Cameroni made the first ascent.

Fallen Angel 8C (Boulder)

Second ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZMXRRFLNXk

The Book Club 8B+ (Boulder) 1st January 2017 (approx)
Spectre 8B (Boulder Flash)

https://youtu.be/Fc7_SIj8iE0

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade