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8A+ and 8A flash for Puccio

© Chuck Fryberger FIlms

Alex Puccio has made the second female ascent, after Dorothea Karalus, of Fred Nicole's I Portici (Fred's favourite Pizza place), Font 8A+, at Osogna, Switzerland. She has also managed her first flash of an 8A, with Pamplemousse at Brione.

Alex Puccio on Walker on earth, 8A, Chironico, Switzerland  © Chuck Fryberger FIlms
Alex Puccio on Walker on earth, 8A, Chironico, Switzerland
© Chuck Fryberger FIlms

So far, she has done two 8A+'s and three 8A's since she arrived in Ticino two weeks ago. It took a while for her to get used to climbing on rock again after half a year on plastic, but now it seems she is doing ok.

Next week she will take on a strong field in the Tierra Boulder Battle in Stockholm. If she wants to keep her title she'd better not forgotten how to climb on plastic...


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Alex is one of the most successful climbers of her generation. In total, she has climbed 31 Font 8Bs or harder. She has been climbing at a high level since 2006 when she climbed her first Font 8A and has made steady...

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