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


5. Cirudad de Dios, 5.14d 

          Spain,  March, 2015 
“American climber Ashima Shiraishi, 13, is currently on spring break in Spain. Last week she sent what might be a 5.15a, making her the first woman and youngest climber ever to send the grade.

Ashima seems to be surprising herself these days as she updated her Instagram with, “Ahhhhh!!!! I sent my second project Ciudad de Dios 9a/9a+. This one took me three days to SEND!”

Crossroad Studios has a number of great photos, follow on Instagram here

The route Ashima sent, Ciudad de Dios 5.14d/5.15a, was first climbed by Eduard Marín in 2009 and is found at Santa Linya, the same crag as her first 5.15a, Open Your Mind Direct.“