All eyes on Hueco Tanks please â€“ Ashima Shiraishiâ€™s in town and sheâ€™s sent V14/Font 8b+ on Day One!
- Thursday 26th November 2015
Nov 26th; 2015
Ashima Shiraishi has wasted no time getting into the send groove during her visit to Hueco Tanks where she notched up another impressive ascent – Terra de Sienne (V14/Font 8b+).
Ashima Shiraishi on Terra de Sienne (V14/Font 8b+). Photo Rob Mulligan
Shiraishi was last in the news in Oct when she did the second ascent of Nuclear War (V14/Font 8b+) – click through here for that report.
Her latest conquest, Terra de Sienne (V14/Font 8b+) is a Fred Nicole test-piece. Featuring infamous ‘razor blade’ crimps, Shiraishi was clearly delighted to have got the tick judging on what she said on social media; “I shocked myself by getting the first female ascent of the legendary razor blade climb Terre de Sienne (V14)! It feels so good to see improvement in my climbing and that I've grown!! 3 years ago, I tried this climb for 2 weeks and got shut down on it.”
Not content with Terra de Sienne, Shiraishi also got a tick on Diaphanous Sea (V11/12 – Font 8a/8a+). The only negative from the day appears to have been a split tip!