Campground Boulders With Ashima and Manny

Recently Ashima Shiraishi visited LA for a an appearance on the Late Night Show. Afterwards, she visited the Evolv factory to talk shoes followed by two days at Black Mountain. Accompanied with a host of friends including Manny Quintana, she sent Buzz Saw, Smack Down and Expatriot, and spent the end of the day working Bang On, the Ben Moon testpiece. Here are some images of Manny and Ashima on Buzz Saw and Smack Down.

Ashima Shiraishi sending Buzz Saw at the campground boulders, Black Mountain.

Ashima Shiraishi sending Buzz Saw at the campground boulders, Black Mountain.

Ashima about to stick the crux dyno on Buzz Saw.

Ashima about to stick the crux dyno on Buzz Saw.

Manny Quintana sticking the crux dyno to the horizontal crimp.

Manny Quintana sticking the crux dyno to the horizontal crimp.

Manny sussing the crux on Smack Down.

Manny sussing the crux on Smack Down.

Working through the "new" crux sequence, different from how Chris Sharma sent years ago.

Working through the “new” crux sequence, different from how Chris Sharma sent years ago.

Ashima pimpin' on a tiny crystal to reach her right hand to a high thin crimp.

Ashima pimpin’ on a tiny crystal to reach her right hand to a high thin crimp.

They were both boosted to the high first hold that's normally a jump start.

They were both boosted to the high first hold that’s normally a jump start.

Both problems were sent quickly, but neither gave any indication of grades. They traditionally are rated 10 for Buzz Saw and 9 for Smack Down, although, I think, Wills and lisa called Smack Down an 8 with the new beta. I’ve repeated Smack Down both ways and felt they are too close to differentiate by a grade.

The start of Buzz Saw.

The start of Buzz Saw.

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~ by r. mulligan on 2015/06/07.

2 Responses to “Campground Boulders With Ashima and Manny”

  1. Nice pics bruh!! fun times with that CRUSHER

  2. These two are strong. So cool seeing them crush local stuff. Thanks for this post!

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