Golden Shadow, 8B+, by Ashima Shiraishi

by Björn Pohl - UKC 11/Jul/2014
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+Ashima Shiraishi on Golden Shadow, 8B+, Rocklands, SA, 101 kb
Ashima Shiraishi on Golden Shadow, 8B+, Rocklands, SA
Björn Pohl - UKC, 11 Jul 2014
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Ashima Shiraishi has repeated Fred Nicole's Golden Shadow, ~8B+, in Rocklands, South Africa.

This means 13-year old Ashima is the second female, after Tomoko Ogawa, to climb this grade, and of course the youngest.

She has previously repeated several 8B's and 8c+'s as well as flashed 8A.

Ashima Shiraishi is sponsored by: Blue Water Ropes and Evolv


Forums ( Read More... | 11 comments, 15 Jul 2014 )
I doubt that actually. Amongst other things, they use their strength to weight ratio. And a shed load of talent of course. And the ability to not get poisoned by lactic acid. I doubt that actually. Amongst...
Jonny2vests - 15 Jul 2014

Well presumably they don't get up everything. If a problem has only one long reach way of doing it they probably won't even try it in the first place. And a news report or video about someone who couldn't reach some...
stp - 14 Jul 2014

I think the point is that people often use strength to weight ratio to try to explain (and dismiss) why kids do well (certainly happens to my kids a lot) when in fact it's a tiny component. Reach is a lot more...
winhill - 14 Jul 2014

Incredible, really amazing effort. Still, I can probably catch up with her when the boys, booze and drugs teenage rebellion kicks in :D (Though she is not a "woman", she is a girl so maybe "second...
henwardian - 11 Jul 2014

Does it matter how much she weighs? What is her reach? Try and give credit where credit is due rather being cynical and negative. Does it matter how much she weighs? What is her reach? Try and give credit whee credit...
Ian Dunn - 11 Jul 2014

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