Two more ~8c+'s for Ashimaby Björn Pohl - UKC Oct/2013
This news story has been read 4,320 times
12 year old Ashima Shiraishi has spent a few days in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, where she has the habit of stunning the world with a slew of world class ascents every year.
This year was no different as she managed to climb two routes in the 8c-8c+ range in two days:
The very technical slightly overhanging 24 Carats, was put up in 2010 by Jonathan Siegrist, and hasn't seen many repeats in those three years. This means it's probably solid for the grade. Ashima's repeat was the first female ascent.
50 words for pump is quite different to 24... as it's very steep and pumpy. It has seen quite a few repeats and weighs in around ~8c/+ or so. The first female ascent was made by Mélissa Le Nevé last year.
Ashima Shiraishi is sponsored by Blue Water Ropes and Evolv
This week's Friday Night Video by Vertebrate Publishing features former British alpinist Simon McCartney talking about his... Read more
Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of L'homme demain, 9a/+, in the very steep Ramirole sector at Verdon, France After... Read more
Ashima Shiraishi has repeated Dai Koyamada's Sleepy Rave, a link up of Sleepy Hollow, 8A+, Cave man, 7C, and Dead... Read more
Margo Hayes, 17, has repeated Jonathan Siegrist's Pure imagaination, 8c+, at the Red River Gorge's Chocolate factory,... Read more