12-Year-Old Ashima Shiraishi Repeats The Automator (V13)

As usual these days, if it doesn’t happen on Instagram it didn’t happen. The it in this case is 12-year-old Ashima Shiraishi making a quick 2 day repeat of The Automator (V13) in RMNP, CO. She is the 2nd female to climb this problem after Angie Payne in 2010, and she is the youngest person of either gender to climb this quintessential Park testpiece.

Jade next??

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13 Responses to 12-Year-Old Ashima Shiraishi Repeats The Automator (V13)

  1. Jamie Emerson August 28, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    This is all fine and dandy, but when is a girl going to climb God Module?

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    • Narc August 28, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      How many of the dudes who have done that problem have actually really done it?

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    • Narc August 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      Do you think Gangbang would be easier or harder than the Automator for Ashima?

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    • anonymous August 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      i think there are plenty of girls that could do god module. but instead of traveling around to different smaller areas within the USA to do FFAs of various V10s they are either a) on the competition scene and don’t climb outside that much or b) from foreign countries where their climbing destination trips are to larger areas (in fact, some of the strong females that live in the USA don’t even bother ticking off classic lines in their home areas opting instead for climbing hard outside lines only on large scale destination trips. i’ve never understood this). some more FFAs of burlier climbs would be awesome though.

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    • m00nshine August 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      I saw James Litz climb god module with Ana Burgos on his back. True story. So I guess a girl already has

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      • Narc August 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

        Uncut footage or it never happened

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      • Dan August 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

        I call bullshit on this. Climbing that thing with 100+ pounds of extra weight? If he really did that, that’s mind-blowing.

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        • juju August 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

          It’s a joke. He did it with a crashpad or something crazy like that.

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          • Narc August 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

            Only a real jerk would do something like climb a boulder problem with a crashpad on that many people struggle to do without…

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  2. Jamie Emerson August 28, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Great points from Narc and anonymous. I didn’t say girls couldn’t do it, I think they are fully capable. All the more reason it would be cool for one to climb the line, and interesting that it hasn’t been done yet. I think Ashima would crush Gang Bang. Both Sides of the Spectrum might take a little more work.

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    • Narc September 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      It was a pleasure to watch Ashima crush Gangbang in a matter of minutes today. Her climbing is, not surprisingly, very impressive to see in person.

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  3. NC August 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    The line fits short people with great crimping skills really well…It’s impressive, but not too surprising. She seems to do well with medium dynamic moves as well, maybe Nuthin’ but Sunshine is on the list too?

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