Jason Kehl On Ashima Shiraishi’s Time In Hueco Tanks

Cool update from Jason Kehl about time spent in Hueco Tanks with Ashima Shiraishi:

I personally think grades are meaningless, a rough estimate. Ashima has proven this by taking everything we thought they new about grades and throwing it out the window. Its all about your perspective not about a number someone labeled the rock with.

Perhaps you’ve heard of her?

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9 Responses to Jason Kehl On Ashima Shiraishi’s Time In Hueco Tanks

  1. mh April 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    how far will we go to push the limits of our sport, and how far can we go before we start to lose that which makes us human?

    say ‘no’ to cookie theft!

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    • Derek April 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

      I’m really happy for Ashima, and definitely agree with Kehl. Grades are completely relative to your own body, and thats the beauty of climbing that different bodies need new and creative solutions to the same problem.

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  2. nic lazz April 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Is it fair to say lets wait till her fingers get normal size before we start arguing over grades?

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    • Nietzsche April 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      no

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  3. david sahalie April 20, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    climbing, like gymnastics, will soon be dominated by little girls.

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  4. Climbing Snob April 20, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Grades are an average, Ashima isn’t “average”. If it’s V10, then it’s V10 for the average type of climber. If grades were meaningless then we wouldn’t be talking about them at all and Jason probably wouldn’t be sponsored.

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    • Crimpin' Ain't Easy April 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      As such, I propose having a Wee-Scale…

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    • Philip April 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      Because clearly Jason’s sponsors don’t care about his propensity for climbing highballs and history of four-star first ascents across the country…

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  5. GCP April 23, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Bachar has a few four star highballs, but he faded from the spotlight when he stopped pushing grades… Don’t hate the player, hate the game. (it IS a game BTW)

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