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Professional Rock Climber

Ashima Shiraishi

New York, NY

Ashima Shiraishi is known for being one of the best boulders and sport climbers of all time. She started climbing in Central Park at age six. The New York Times has called her a Bouldering Phenom. Outside Magazine has described her as a Young Crusher. And The New Yorker calls her The Wall Dancer. In 2014 Ashima sent her first V15 in Japan making her the first female youngest person to send a V15. Since then she has sent her second V15, won a gold medal at the youth world championship in China, was nominated for Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year Award and won the 2019 Bouldering Nationals for Women. With her determination and focus, Ashima continues to push the limits and boundaries of the sport.

Ashima by the Numbers


Bouldering National Champion


Female in History to Complete a V15 Grade Climb


World Youth Champion Titles