Am 22.03.2016 schrieb Ashima Shiraishi durch die zweite Begehung von "Horizon" (8C) am Mount Hiei in Japan Klettergeschichte. Ashima Shiraishi, die am 3ten April 15 Jahre alt wird, ist somit die jüngste Person und zugleich die erste Frau, die bis dato ein 8C Boulder klettern konnte.
"Out of Sight II" will take you on a journey from an unusual perspective, the forest of Fontainebleau as you have never seen it. World class climbers take on the hardest blocs in the forest as well as some of the more known problems.
The future is here. Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner head to Flatanger Cave, Norway to test themselves on some of the hardest sport routes in the world. "It's definitely interesting to see this new wave of climbers, these kids that are doing the craziest things," Chris Sharma says in the video.
Ashima Shiraishi is 14 years old. She's also the first woman and youngest climber of either gender to climb a sport route with a difficulty grade of 9a+ (5.15a). VICE Sports spent a day with her in New York City as she discussed her ambitions and embarrassed grown men in the gym.
On Friday 04/09/2015 during the 10th Arco Rock Legends celebration in Arco, Italy, Alexander Megos received the Salewa Rock Award while Adam Ondra won the La Sportiva Competition Award. The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil prize was handed to John Ellison, founder of CAC - Climbers Against Cancer.
At 9:30 sharp the starting whistle blows. It’s an important moment. The first ever Boulder Finals in the history of the World Youth Championships, kicked off by the girls in the Female Youth B (Under 16) and Youth A (Under 18) categories.
Der opulente Bildband "The Young Savages" der österreichischen Fotografin Claudia Ziegler gibt einen intimen Einblick in die Lebens- und Gedankenwelt der jungen Kletter-Avant-Garde. Sie war oft mehrere Tage bei den herausragenden Talenten zu Gast und hat sie in ihrem Alltag begleitet.
On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015.
During her spring break, 13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi flew from her home in New York City to climb in Catalunya's famous Santa Linya Cave. While she was there, she managed to climb harder than perhaps any woman ever before.
What's your idea of a perfect day? For the 12 year old climbing phenom Ashima Shiraishi it's a little different than most. Follow Ashima on her "perfect day" in Hueco Tanks, Texas as she sends the classic V10 Full Service.