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