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.

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Shiraishi on Golden Shadow. Picture by Kenji Tsukamato

During this trip she has also climbed Betta Move, her fifth 8B | V13 boulder problems. The only other female climber that has ever climbed a V14 is Tomoko Ogawa (she climbed Catharsys in 2012).

Here’s Golden Shadow being climbed by Fabian Buhl:

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