Francisco Marín, also known as 'Novato' ('Rookie' in Spanish), is a 61-year-old climber and the only known person in the world to climb at this level at his age. He sent 8b+ in 2012, and now has a new project, 'Florida' all of them in Rodellar, Spain.
Father of pro climber Edu Marín, Francisco has devoted his entire life to climbing and his experience and insight really show. Don't miss a minute of this in depth interview.
This 61 Year Old Climber Shows You his Newest Project...It's a 5.14b | Novato, Ep. 3
Francisco Marín, also known as “Novato” (“Rookie” in Spanish), is a 61-year-old climber who is perhaps stronger than anyone else of his age in the world. Climbing in the 8b/5.14 range, he is also the father of one of Spain's great climbers, Edu Marín. This series follows Novato as he attempts his next project in Rodellar, Spain and draws his insights from a lifetime spent in the pursuit of hard climbs. The story of Novato is not a sports story, it's a life story.
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