Another 8B for Ashima Shiraishiby Björn Pohl - UKC Aug/2012
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11 year old Ashima Shiraishi from New York city, who is in South Africa with Paul Robinson & Co. for the Chasing winter film project, has made made the 2nd female ascent of Fragile steps, 8B, in the Fortress sector, Rocklands.
This was Ashima's third 8B after Crown of Aragorn at Hueco Tanks and Steady Plums (direct exit) at Topside, which she did earlier on this trip.
Fragile steps has previously been repeated by Dorotea Karalus a couple of years ago.
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