/ NEWS: VIDEO: Ashima Shiraishi on Scorpion V11

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UKC News - on 13 Feb 2013
Ashima on Scorpion V11, 4 kbLast summer Ashima made a quick visit to Rocklands in South Africa, where she managed to climb Scorpion (V11) in under an hour.

Are super young kids like Ashima the future of climbing? It's worth remembering that Adam Ondra onsighted his first 8a routes at the tender age of 10, and climbed his first 9a at the age of 13... and he's not doing badly these days...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67824

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nasher47 on 13 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Adam Ondra has recently climbed 9b+ so actually his progression from 8a has been remarkably slow for someone who is clearly one of the most naturally talented climbers we have ever seen. Does this mean that 9b+ is close to the hardest routes we will ever be able to climb?

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