Origins: Obe and Ashima

Josh Lowell, Brett Lowell, Cooper Roberts | 2011 | 22 min.

2012 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2012 Best Children’s Film

There’s a nine year old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Under the tutelage of her passionate coach, Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for climbing’s youth. Obe brings her to bouldering’s proving ground, Hueco Tanks, TX, where he had his own big breakthrough 13 years earlier, and Ashima rips the place apart.