Ashima Shiraishi repeats Nuclear War V14

American climber Ashima Shiraishi has done the first repetition of Matt Bosley’s Nuclear War, a problem graded V14 | 8B that has remained unrepeated for about 9 years.

The Swarm, Ashima Shiraishi sends another V14

Ashima Shiraishi has sent The Swarm, a bouldering test-piece located in Bishop, California. This is the second V14 for the American, who at age 13 is raising the bar of climbing performance by the day.

Get ready for the PsicoComp!


Tomorrow, the Utah Olympic Park hosts the second edition of the Psico Bloc Masters, the world biggest Deep Water Soloing (aka psicobloc) competition. The impressive (15 meters tall!) wall will be climbed by stars like Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian or Ashima Shiraishi.

V14 | 8B+ by Ashima Shiraishi

With just 13 years of age, Ashima Shiraishi has become the second woman ever to climb a V14 | 8B+ bouldering problem. The young prodigy has sent Golden Shadow in Rocklands, South Africa.

8B Senders Ladies Club

Red Carpet

Very few women have managed to send a problem graded 8B | V13 (and only eight have climbed an 8B+ | V14). This grade of difficulty represents the very cutting edge of female bouldering.

ABS 14 Media Wrap-up

American Boulder Series results

Let’s catch up with some interesting content on the 14th edition of the American Boulder Series.