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Ashima Shiraishi in Hueco Tanks, TX

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Shiraishi always has a smile on her face. Here, she stands under Nagual.

Shiraishi always has a smile on her face. Here, she stands under Nagual.

Carrion, Shiraishi, and Popo (Shiraishi’s father) Checking out Slashface (V13/14). Maybe next year.

Carrion, Shiraishi, and Popo (Shiraishi’s father) Checking out Slashface (V13/14). Maybe next year.

Shiraishi smiling on the smallest crimp in the world, trying to find her own beta up Diaphanous Sea (V12). No send.

Shiraishi smiling on the smallest crimp in the world, trying to find her own beta up Diaphanous Sea (V12). No send.

Zoe Steinberg pushing herself towards the big move on Diaphanous Sea (V12). No send.

Zoe Steinberg pushing herself towards the big move on Diaphanous Sea (V12). No send.

Coach Carrion and student Shiraishi having a laugh under Nagual

Coach Carrion and student Shiraishi having a laugh under Nagual

Shiraishi’s favorite rest day activity is playing with campground local Kuma the Akita.

Shiraishi’s favorite rest day activity is playing with campground local Kuma the Akita.

Shiraishi about to launch for the rail on Mojo (V10)

Shiraishi about to launch for the rail on Mojo (V10)

Shiraishi topping out Mojo (V10)

Shiraishi topping out Mojo (V10)

Shiraishi brushing a heinous hold before an attempt of Nagual (V13). No send.

Shiraishi brushing a heinous hold before an attempt of Nagual (V13). No send.

Thirteen years after the first time he did it, Carrion was able to send Full Service (V10). Here, he screws around of the Wonder Dyno (V10).

Thirteen years after the first time he did it, Carrion was able to send Full Service (V10). Here, he screws around of the Wonder Dyno (V10).

Carrion and Shiraishi problem solving

Carrion and Shiraishi problem solving

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12) working it out

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12) working it out

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12) working it out

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12) working it out

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12) locked off,  three days before her 10th birthday

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12) locked off, three days before her 10th birthday

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12). “She has never worked this hard in her life,” says Carrion. Her ascent was called unclean or invalid due to a…

Shiraishi on Right Martini (V12). “She has never worked this hard in her life,” says Carrion. Her ascent was called unclean or invalid due to a slight foot dab of the lone tree that grows under the Martini Roof.

Shiraishi on the super highball See Spot Run (V6). She did this twice just for fun.

Shiraishi on the super highball See Spot Run (V6). She did this twice just for fun.

Shiraishi making light work of Stegasaur (V8)

Shiraishi making light work of Stegasaur (V8)

Shiraishi making it over the lip of Stegasaur (V8)

Shiraishi making it over the lip of Stegasaur (V8)

Shiraishi taking her time toping out Stegasaur (V8)

Shiraishi taking her time toping out Stegasaur (V8)

Zoe Steinberg sending Stegasaur (V8)

Zoe Steinberg sending Stegasaur (V8)

Ashima Shiraishi in Hueco Tanks, TX

Photos by Julien Jarry – During the second half of March, young guns Ashima Shiraishi and Zoe Stienberg went to work in Hueco Tanks, Texas to film a section of “Origins,” a Big Up Productions video prepared for the 2011 Reel Rock Film Tour. The two followed their coach and friend Obe Carrion on the same trails and some of the same lines he was on 13 years ago documented in the movie “Free Hueco,” also filmed by Big Up. We were fortunate enough to be guided by Jason Kehl and receive first-class treatment at the Hueco Rock Ranch.