Unfortunately that is not my age.
I have never done a 25 climbing grade in the past, at least not in Oz, and even when I did Mandela (5.12a) in 1999 in American Fork Canyon, Utah, that only barely scraped into the grade via translation tables that typically place 5.12a at 24/25. I now put it down to general disinterest I had in working routes - if I could not send a climb in 5 tries that was it, attention span exhausted, moving onto other adventures. 25 became my personal glass ceiling, and a strangely resilient one considering that I have done twenty 24s (or 7a or 5.11d). Time passed and I was getting neither younger nor stronger. The kids took their toll too. Something had to be done.
This year I managed to string together a few months of no injuries, few distractions, outdoor weekends and decent training. First I had a go at "Hammer and Tongs" at Statham's Quarry - this is in one of the two most accessible places in Perth, where one can belay out of the boot of a car. I wrestled with the first crux for a four trips until I studied some tips and got the desperate mid-wall sequence right. The top crux yielded to soft slab shoes and some long reaches.
A week ago I finally got "F the Law", one of the "easy climbs" at The Promenade in Kalbarri. I hoped this was coming, having slapped the top jug last year, but boy was this years in the making. 600km from Perth, this was not a convenient project, but after about 15years, 6 trips and 30 tries, yee-haw to that!
So there, two 25s in one year. Still climbing better that half my age.