Rock climbing is pretty much the definition of a sport that's not for kids. Well, except for this one:
"Mom! Look, mom! No fear of death! Are you looking?!"
We're not saying New Yorker Ashima Shiraishi got her amazing abilities from a radioactive spider bite, but ...
"It was actually a combination of radioactive rhesus monkey and atomic mountain goat."
Today, Ashima is besting boulders too formidable for seasoned climbers thrice her age and smashing gender conventions by routinely becoming the first female on some seriously dangerous climbs. And then she just starts friggin' showing off to rub it all in:
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She then proceeded to climb another 60 feet in that position.
Shiraishi started out at 6 years old, when she noticed a group of amateurs trying to climb Central Park's 15-foot tall Rat Rock. Eager to join in the fun, she quickly clawed her way to the top, and a boulder beast was born. By age 7, Shiraishi could complete climbing routes too tricky for adult pros. One of the most impressive feathers in Shiraishi's climbing cap was scaling the Crown of Aragorn (mountain climbers can be nerds, too) -- a challenge that requires clambering up a wall at a 45-degree angle. It's considered one of the most challenging climbs you can make, and only a handful of female climbers have slain that beast, the youngest of whom was 27.
Shiraishi climbed that shit at 10.
Next conquest: Mount Doom.
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