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January 14, 2016

The world's greatest rock climber is a 14-year-old New York City girl

Genius pokes its head up in strange places and guises.

The New Yorker recently profiled Ashima Shiraishi, calling her the equivalent of Wayne Gretzky in terms of her otherworldly precociousness.

Don't take my word for it: watch her compete (age 13) for one of the sport's biggest titles in the video up top, selected from among scores on YouTube.

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