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My dream came true!!!!!!! 😍I just sent Horizon V15 in Hiei, Japan! I can't believe that I have become the 1st female to do a V15 and the youngest person ever!!!! Thank you for finding this gem @dai_koyamada and thanks to the climbing community here for the support. Stay tuned to watch the send in #reelrock11 💪 @reelrock @bigupclimbing @evolvusa @thenorthface @clifbarcompany @petzl_official | photo: @brettlowell
Wunderkind, Ashima Shiraishi, just pulled off a bouldering problem that puts her in the most elite of company. On on a spring break trip to Japan she successfully climbed a boulder problem with a rating of V15, which is basically the current upper limit to difficulty.
This makes Ashima not only the only female to accomplish a problem with this rating, but also the youngest person (male or female) to do so.
“The V15 that Shiraishi climbed is named Horizon, and it’s located on a large boulder in the mountainous Buddhist enclave of Mt. Hiei, on the southern island of Kyushu, near Miyazaki. Deep in the woods, this large granite rock is perched across the terrain, creating a natural tunnel that goes straight through. The boulder is so large and smooth it almost resembles a spaceship, hovering menacingly just above the ground.” – National Geographic
What an incredible accomplishment at any age. The future is bright for you Ashima!
Images from: instagram.com/ashimashiraishi