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World’s strongest female boulderer is 13: The Future is Here!

The 13-year-old bouldering phenom Ashima Shiraishi has sent the hardest v-grade by a female climber. The send has put her in top-spot as the world’s strongest female boulderer.

UPDATE: Shauna Coxsey has sent New Base Line 8B+ (V14) becoming the third female to send the grade.

During a visit to South Africa’s Rocklands she made the second ever female ascent of an 8B+ (V14), the first was done by Tomoko Ogawa.

Combined with her other four 8Bs and one flashed 8A she has become the best female boulderer in the world.

In keeping track with her 8a.nu route tick list, she is also the best female sport climber in the world and has been since she was 11. Visit 8a.nu here Ashima Shiraishi.

Shauna Coxsey on New Base Line Photo Luka Tambača
Shauna Coxsey on New Base Line Photo Luka Tambača


Ashima and Kai Lightner light it up

Ashima sends two 5.14s

Source: 8a.nu, Ashima’s Instagram

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