Ashima Shiraishi is a New York teen who’s rocking the climbing world!! The previous year, at the age of 13 (!), when most of her peers are dealing with their homework, Ashima was the first and the youngest female ever to climb one of the most difficult routes known in the world. She managed to climb on a 5.15 route. And just to get an idea: the world’s most difficult roped climbs are currently rated 5.15c. Even for male climbers. Yes indeed. Ashimina Shiraishi, this 14-year-old girl undertakes even older and stronger male opponents.
Ashima first learned to climb on rocks in Central Park at a very young age. At age 9, she went on a bouldering trip to Texas, where she showed her first qualifications.
Her love for the sport have taken her around the world, including South Africa, where she managed to climb the “Golden Shadow,” rated V14. There are very few climbers (mostly men) in the planet who were able to ”undertake” this mountain.
This amazing little girl has set a new goal, that has everyone talking about. She wants to complete a V15, becoming the first female ever to send one. For those who are not familiare with these scales, the highesti level is… V16.
What more can we expect from this young talented girl?
According to her sayings, she wants to be the first female athlete to overcome men in the sports field.
“Most sports, the men lead the way,” Shiraishi told Gear Patrol. “But with climbing, who knows, maybe women will be leading.”
Good luck from us young girl! The world is anticipating your next move!
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