Ashima Shiraishi Sends V14 in New York
14-year-old climber makes first female ascent
American climber Ashima Shiraishi bouldered three of the toughest problems in New York’s Harriman State Park, Gripped reported on Monday. The 14-year-old became the first female to complete the first ascent of Nuclear War, a V14 problem in the Master Bedroom area, and the second person to finish the problem since Matt Bosley completed the first ascent nine years ago.
Shiraishi also climbed Wetness the Fatness (V12) and Worthless (V11) in the same day, according to a post on her Facebook.
In March, Outside reported that Shiraishi became the first female to climb a 5.15 sport route: Open Your Mind Direct (5.15a), in northeastern Spain.
A video of Shiraishi’s recent achievements will be released soon by Big UP Productions, according to Gripped.