13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi continues to add to her incredible resume, this time by repeating the route Open Your Mind Direct in Santa Linya, Spain after just four days of work. Since this is rock climbing the grade of the climb is not 100% clear, but the route is at least 5.14d and likely 5.15a after a key hold apparently broke. Shiraishi has now climbed multiple V14s and hard 5.14s before even turning 14 years of age!
OMG!!! I sent my 4 day project Open Your Mind Direct 9a+, in Santa Linya!!!!!! The beginning is a hard boulder problem which leads into a pumpy route. After a hold broke off up high, local climbers said that the route became harder which changed it from 9a to 9a+. I was able to be the first person to send the route after the hold broke off! 😜 Thanks for the encouragements☺️ @crossroadstudios @chris_sharma @alarconjimena ! Psyched to find some other projects! | Photo: @crossroadstudios | @thenorthface @evolvusa @petzl_official @clifbarcompany
Battered but not beaten. _______________________________________ @ashimashiraishi nurses her mangled fingers at the end of the day after nearly sending. She's now linked all the pieces of the route and sent the crux without resting. Now it's just a race against the pump factor. The battle rages on… #teamashima