The 11-year-old youth national champion of the American Bouldering Series, Ashima Shiraishi, has joined the Adidas Outdoor team as a sponsored athlete. She has been climbing since she was 6, and last year was the youngest person in the world to climb a 5.14a from base to anchors without falling on her first try as well as the youngest person ever to climb a 5.14c. She lives in New York with her parents, who are Japanese immigrants.