World's top rock climber is a 13-year-old girl

Published: March 25, 2015
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At 13, Ashima Shiraishi was named one of the world’s top female rock climbers after she conquered what is likely to be the toughest rock climb to be completed by a female.

Ashima started climbing when she was only seven years old and her most recent climb has made her the youngest person to climb something so hard.

The climb is expected to be rated “5.15a”, a difficulty grade that only a handful of the world’s male climbers have ever completed. The rating is awaiting consensus that will put down Ashima’s climb as a world record.

Ashima has already broken several world records for being the youngest climber to reach such difficulty levels. Only two women in history have ever climbed the difficulty grade below 5.14d.

The teen is currently in Spain hoping to tackle even more record-breaking climbs.

In her interview with BuzzFeed, which was conducted over snapchat, Ashima responded with the below images:

 

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PHOTO: SNAPCHAT

 

PHOTO: SNAPCHAT

 

PHOTO: SNAPCHAT

 

This article originally appeared on BuzzFeed News

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