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8 Year Old Girl Sends Power of SIlence (V10)

posted by dpm on 03/27/2010

by Jackie Hueftle, source: Andy Klier
 
 
On Saturday, March 27th, 2010 8 year old Ashima Shiraishi of New York sent Power of Silence (V10) in Hueco Tanks, Texas. According to her 8a card, this is Ashima's second V10, her first being The Wave at Rat Rock. She also has one registered V11, a first ascent at Rat Rock she called Ashi-Mandala extended
 
 
All photos courtesy of Ashima's Facebook
 
According to a New York Magazine article <http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/breaking/62048/> done on her in November of 2009, Ashima began climbing three years ago on the rocks in Central Park. Since her first days of climbing in tennis shoes, she has gained Evolv as a shoe sponsor and, this past February, she won ABS Junior Nationals in the Girls D (under 11) category. And now she's sent V10 in Hueco. Amazing. See more Ashima at <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashima Shiraishi/235398463107>