Ashima Shiraishi: A Strong Mind

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Ashima Shiraishi has racked up a lot of superlatives. She’s made headlines for being the first female or the youngest person to accomplish climbing feats many times over. But as Alex Honnold points out in this profile, “she’s really just one of the best climbers in the country, hands down.” Watch Ashima climb her second V15 and go through the day-to-day life of a 15-year-old that just happens to be one of the best climbers out there.

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