Ashima Shiraishi has proven that her monumental ascent of Open Your Mind Direct was no fluke and cemented her position in the climbing world with an ascent of Ciudad de Dios – 9a/+.
The route – translated as City of God – is a link-up of the direct start of Open Your Mind and a classic route la Fabela (8c+) that she sent last year.
What’s even more incredible is that she did all this in less-than-perfect conditions – it had been raining that morning – making the atmosphere humid and slippy. Regardless, she sent it anyway!
Still aged only 13 and taking only three days to work the route, the mind boggles as to what the future holds for climbing’s latest wunderkind!