V13 And V14 For Ashima Shiraishi In Rocklands

Busy week for 13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi in Rocklands, South Africa as she has done repeats of Betta Move (V13) and Fred Nicole’s Golden Shadow (V14) according to her Instagram. This marks her 1st V14 and at least her 5th V131.  Impressive to say the least.

  1. Crown of Aragorn, Fragile Steps, The Automator and one other I can’t think of

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16 Responses to V13 And V14 For Ashima Shiraishi In Rocklands

  1. jplesser July 11, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Steady Plums (Direct? something like that) is the last one.

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  2. daveh July 11, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Not to mention the second female to climb V14 no?

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    • Owen July 11, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      Tomoko Ogawa climbed Dai’s V14 Catharsis in Japan in 2012.

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      • Owen July 11, 2014 at 10:15 am #

        D’oh, didnt mean to write the response like that. Yeah dave, 2nd female v14 right?

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  3. #1Fan July 11, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    I think Ashima’s done 6 v13s? Crown of Aragorn, Steady Plum Direct, Fragile Steps, The Automator, One Summer in Paradise, and now Betta Move.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see her take down Amandala this trip too.

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    • Narc July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am #

      Sounds correct to me

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  4. Calvin July 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Any know how Golden Shadow climbs (compression, crimpy, big moves, slopers, etc.)? Just curious. Ashima is a terrific climber – pretty cool watching her on the men’s route for that super final at whichever NE comp that was.

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  5. Calvin July 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Interesting contrast. Now the obvious question is did she do it Daniel’s way, Nalle’s way or a different way? :)

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    • Narc July 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

      I’d guess different, but it would be interesting to see

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      • Will July 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

        Looks like Nalle’s on Instagram (also see Sandstone’s comment on her photo).

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  6. John Meget July 12, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Ashima didn’t quite do the same route as the guys. They added a few holds for the womens SF.

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    • Colin Futrelle July 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

      How do you add holds to rock? She’s using what’s there and she’s more than likely using tiny little holds that the guys would deem bad feet and she has to use them because of being so much shorter. This route was probably harder for her than it would be for a guy for that very reason. You should be giving her extra props rather than spewing that negative crap. Douchebag.

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      • Calvin July 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

        Relax buddy. He was answering my question about the women’s Super Final (SF) route at a recent comp in the NE.

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  7. PBC July 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    I hear Shauna joined the V14 club with “New Base Line” just recently.

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  8. crimpin' ain't easy...is curious July 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Anyone have history of or information on Betta Move? With the hard problem traffic in Rocklands every summer (and my above average climbing nerdiness), I’m surprised I haven’t heard of it before.

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