Ashima: Return of the Warrior Ninja PrincessBy Rocky Thompson on November 29th, 2012
Ten-year-old Ashima Shiraishi returns to Hueco Tanks to send Crown of Aragorn (V13) and Barefoot on Sacred Ground (V12). I can’t think of another real sport besides climbing where a 10-year-old girl can crush loads of adult men in their prime, though perhaps Ashima is a pioneer and we’ll soon see girls her age returning punts in the NFL and hitting 90mph fastballs. Perhaps she’s so good because she doesn’t realize how hard this is supposed to be? Her coach should take her golfing and tell her to hit the ball into the cup from the tee just to see if she holes in one.