Ashima Shiraishi

✨ if you want to get in touch about collaborating, please use this email 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


6. Horizon, V15

            Photo by Brett Lowell. March, 2016 
“On March 22, 2016, Ashima Shiraishi made the second ascent of Horizon (V15) on Mt. Hiei, on the southern island of Kyushu, near Miyazaki, Japan. Shiraishi, who turned 15 on April 3, is the youngest person to ever climb V15 and also the first female to boulder the grade.

In 2014, Shiraishi climbed Golden Shadow in Rocklands South Africa making her one of only five women to climb V14. In December of 2015, she climbed Phenomena in Hinokage, Japan, a V14 that Dai Koyamada established. Koyamada and Shiraishi climbed extensively together over the years. Koyamada suggested Shiraishi try Horizon.“