Ashima Shiraishi

✨ if you want to get in touch with me about collaborating, write me here 📭

based in NYC

otherwise feel free to check out a selection of things i’ve climbed, created, or done before ⬇️

an experimental program in the world of DEI, in collaboration with LBR and Braindead

  1. Farm to Crag Instructor
  2. Climbing Shoe: Evolv 
  3. Grandma Peabody Boulder Zine 

  1. Power of Silence, V10
  2. Ashimandala, V8 
  3. Martini Right, V12
  4. Crown of Aragon, V13
  5. Ciudad de Dios, 5.14d
  6. Horizon, V15
  7. Six Youth World Championships Lead + Bouldering
  8. 2017 USA Climbing Sport Open National Champion
  9. 2019 USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Champion

  1. Ashima, 2023 (Documentary)
  2. Arctery’x x BEAMS Campaign
  3. Curbed Feature, Climbing Rat Rock
  4. Glossier Campaign, 2023
  5. Smoothie King Campaign, 2023
  6. Speaker, The Convergence of Physics & Climbing 2022
  7. High Snobiety Feature, 2021
  8. Author: How to Solve a Problem, 2020
  9. Reel Rock, Obe + Ashima 2017
  10. The Wall Dancer, The New Yorker 2016
  11. Ashima’s Most Daring Climb, ESPN 2015
  12. VICE Feature, 2014
  13. TEDxTeen London Talk, 2014



Even though i’m lucky enough that climbing has taken me all over the world to some magical spots, i was born and raised in New York City, which will always be home to me. 

In 2019, i moved to my parent’s homeland of Japan to train and finish high school, and then in 2021 i moved to california to study environmental studies and DMA (design and media arts) at UCLA - 

Making climbing more accessible and inclusive is close to my heart. I am lucky to have co-founded ALLRISE with friends from Brain Dead and Long Beach Rising; check this page for upcoming events. 

currently: i’m roaming the world in 2024 focusing on autodidactic learning, shibori dyeing, climbing on real rocks, writing, ecology and more. thank you to arc’teryx for the support. My imagined future is to practice regenerative acts whether it be permaculture, mutual aid or close bonds with friends (human and  more-than-human).  

The internet is weird but can also make for unseen connections: if you have an idea for collaborating together or just want to chat, email me here :)  

Warm wishes,