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Meet Rock Climbing Phenom Ashima Shiraishi

Meet Rock Climbing Phenom Ashima Shiraishi

Ashima Shiraishi is 14 years old. She’s also the first woman and youngest climber of either gender to climb a sport route with a difficulty grade of 9a+ (5.15a). We spent a day with her in New York City as she discussed her ambitions and embarrassed grown men in the gym.

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