The Automator was first established by Dave Graham in 2000 and has attracted a ticklist that reads like rolecall of some the best boulderers in the world,incluing Daniel Woods, Andy Raether, Jon Cardwell, Paul Robinson, Carlo Traversi, James Webb and more. The Automator is part of a recent development in the past decade of hard, alpine boulders in the National Park.
Ashima has drawn attention lately for her unbelievable talents. Rumors have been spreading that she has her eyes on Jade, considered one of Colorado’s classic V14 boulder problems.
Check out this video documenting Ashima and her ascent of Crown of Aragorn (V13) which at age 11 made her the youngest person of any gender to climb the grade:
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