Ashima Shiraishi sent Nuclear War (V14) in southern New York, this weekend, securing the boulder problem’s first repeat.
Shiraishi began the day by noshing on a V11 and a V12, completing the problems in just a few tries. She proceeded to Nuclear War (V14), a Matt Bosley first ascent that adds a six-move start to War Cry (V11). Nuclear War tackles the center line of a near 80-degree roof.
Shiraishi became the second woman to climb V14 after her 2014 ascent of Fred Nicole’s Golden Shadow in Rocklands, South Africa, at age 13. One year later, she joined Alex Puccio as one of only two women to have climbed multiple V14s.
V11, V12 and V14 in a DAY! Holy CRAP!!!!!! I had the best day climbing today!!!! It’s been a while since I climbed on some REAL ROCK!!!! Started off the day by sending Reckless V11 then Wetness the Fatness V12 pretty quickly! Later on, I decided to give Nuclear War V14 a try and managed to send it!!!! Nuclear War hasn’t seen a 2nd ascent in 9 years (when Matt Bosley did it). Psyched to have gotten the 2nd and 1st Female Ascent! Stay tuned for some video ?@bigupclimbing @reelrock Thanks for the help and pie!!!! @brycev123 @leibav WHAT A DAY ? Photo: @leibav
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