The Swarm, ~8B+, by Ashima Shiraishi

To no one's great surprise, Ashima Shiraishi, 13, has made the first female ascent of the notoriously crimpy The Swarm, ~8B+, at the Buttermilks, CA.

This was Ashima's second of the grade after Golden shadow in Rocklands, South Africa, which she did in July last year.

Once again, a quote from Instagram:

Ahhhh!!!! Sending has never felt this GOOD!!!🎉 Trying to get the first female ascent of The Swarm V14 was a huge mental battle for me! What a way to start the year!!!

Photo below by Rob Mulligan.



Ashima Shiraishi is sponsored by: Clifbar and Evolv

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