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An astonishingly young Ashima Shiraishi has just completed on of the world’s toughest rock climbs

Dangling upside down one minute, stuck to smooth rock like a lizard the next, pulling herself up by a finger and jumping from crack to knife-edge up an overhanging cliff, a girl from New York is believed to have conquered the most technically difficult rock climb ever by a female.

It’s also the hardest piece of rock face ever climbed by anyone of her age – 13 years old.