posted by dpm on 08/27/2012
27crags reports that 11-year-old Ashima Shiraishi has climbed Fragile Steps (V13) in Rocklands, South Africa. This is her third climb of the grade and the second female ascent of the problem after Dorothea Karalus in 2010.
It's only been a few months since Ashima set the record as the youngest person to climb V13 with her ascent of Crown of Aragorn in Hueco Tanks, Texas. Her recent trip to Rocklands has been even more productive. Just three weeks ago, she climbed her second V13 when she sent Steady Plums Direct in Cape Town, South Africa. Shortly after, she became the youngest person to flash V11 when she did Black Demon first try.
Ashima Shiraishi on Crown of Aragorn (V13) in Hueco Tanks. Photo: Jason Kehl.