Ten Year Old Climbs V13

Shiraishi tied for hardest send by a woman

Obe & Ashima

Banff Film Obe & Ashima     Photo: Senders Films

Ten-year-old climber Ashima Shiraishi became only the third woman ever to complete an uncontested V13 boulder problem on Tuesday when she sent Crown of Aragorn in Hueco Tanks, Texas. The climb ties her for the hardest ascent by any female boulderer ever.  Shiraishi, who turns 11 next month, rose to prominence last year when she appeared in "Obe and Ashima", a short climbing film that focused on her and coach Obe Carrion, and featured footage of her nearly sending Right Martini, a V12 roof problem in Hueco.

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