Alex Puccio Climbs Her Fourth 8A+/V12

19-year-old Alex Puccio from Boulder, Colorado has climbed her fourth V12 (Font 8A+) with an ascent of A Maze of Death at the Bardini Boulders, Buttermilk, California.

In August Puccio climbed The Marble Sit (V12) at Rocky Mountain National Park and in October Trice (V12) at Boulder's Flagstaff Mountain and Clear Blue Skies (V12) at Mt. Evans

Alex Puccio is a multiple winner of the American Bouldering Series (ABS) National Championships including a first place this year in February (

Last Sunday, at the end of a trip to Bishop Puccio completed A Maze of Death first established by David Graham in 2002. The problem takes a short and steep, concave wall of perfect patina, on small and smooth crimps.

You can view photos of the ascent by Wills Young at

VIDEO: Alex Puccio talks after flashing every finals route at the 2007 ABS National Championship

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