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Alex Puccio


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McKinney, USA
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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 progress since.

Pro Rock Climber | World Cup Winner | 11x National Champ | For Media, Commercials, Clinics and Private Coaching please email puccio.performance@gmail.com

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2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

Siebe Vanhee climbing Orbayu  ©  David ‘Campe’ Lopez @davidlopezcampe
Siebe Vanhee climbing Orbayu  ©  David ‘Campe’ Lopez @davidlopezcampe

The Ticklist #2 - Puccio on Fire, Pearson Climbs his 2nd 9a and More

In this week's ticklist, we cover ascents from the boulders of Rocky Mountain National Park, quick multi-pitch ascents on massive limestone walls, to hard sport climbing by on-form Brits.

Brooke Raboutou on Wheel of Chaos 8B/+  © Alex Puccio
Brooke Raboutou on Wheel of Chaos 8B/+  © Alex Puccio

The Ticklist #1 - Ascents from around the world

We're starting a weekly summary of noteworthy ascents from around the globe. It's been an unusual summer for rock climbing with countries in different stages of lockdown. Despite this, there have been some impressive ascents, most notably from...

Brooke Raboutou on Muscle Car  © Finn Stack
Brooke Raboutou on Muscle Car  © Finn Stack

News Muscle Car (Font 8B+) for Brooke Raboutou

Brooke Raboutou has been in fantastic form since lockdown has ended and has climbed Muscle Car (Font 8B+) at...

Ondra - Bohemian Rhapsody  © Adam Ondra
Ondra - Bohemian Rhapsody  © Adam Ondra

News Post-Lockdown Lowdown - Ascents from Around the World

Throughout the lockdown period, we took the unprecedented step of not reporting on ascents from...

Alex Puccio on Heritage Font 8B+  © Puccio Collection/Robin O'Leary
Alex Puccio on Heritage Font 8B+  © Puccio Collection/Robin O'Leary

News Alex Puccio climbs Heritage (Font 8B+)

Alex Puccio has climbed Heritage, a Carlo Traversi Font 8B+ in Val Bavona, Switzerland. This was Puccio's fifth climb graded...

Alex Puccio on form in Vail.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Alex Puccio on form in Vail.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

News IFSC Boulder World Cup Vail: Report

The sixth round of the 2018 IFSC Boulder World Cup series took place in Vail, USA last weekend. An influx of USA team...

Alex Puccio on Penrose step, ~8B+, Leavenworth, WA, USA  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Penrose step, ~8B+, Leavenworth, WA, USA  © Joel Zerr

News Alex Puccio repeats The Penrose step, Font 8B+

Riverbed, ~8B, by Alex Puccio  © Joel Zerr
Riverbed, ~8B, by Alex Puccio  © Joel Zerr

News Woven hand, another Font 8B by Alex Puccio

Riverbed, ~8B, by Alex Puccio  © Joel Zerr
Riverbed, ~8B, by Alex Puccio  © Joel Zerr

News Alex Puccio repeats Riverbed, Font 8B

Alex Puccio, Munich World cup final 2017  © Björn Pohl
Alex Puccio, Munich World cup final 2017  © Björn Pohl

News Alex Puccio climbs New Base Line, Font 8B+

Alex Puccio on Sun storm, ~8A, RMNP, Colorado  © Jon Cardwell
Alex Puccio on Sun storm, ~8A, RMNP, Colorado  © Jon Cardwell

News Bear Toss, another Font 8B by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Dead Meadow, ~8B, at Wild Basin, Colorado  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Dead Meadow, ~8B, at Wild Basin, Colorado  © Joel Zerr

News Dead Meadow, Font 8B, by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Crown of Aragorn, ~8B, Hueco Tanks, Texas  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Crown of Aragorn, ~8B, Hueco Tanks, Texas  © Joel Zerr

News Slashface, ~8B, by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Crown of Aragorn, ~8B, Hueco Tanks, Texas  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Crown of Aragorn, ~8B, Hueco Tanks, Texas  © Joel Zerr

News Crown of Aragorn, ~8B and more by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Dark Waters, ~8B, Clear creek canyon  © Christopher Motta
Alex Puccio on Dark Waters, ~8B, Clear creek canyon  © Christopher Motta

News Dark waters, ~8B, by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Don't get too greedy, ~8B, RMNP Co  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Don't get too greedy, ~8B, RMNP Co  © Joel Zerr

News 8B and 8A+ by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Irreversible, ~8B, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Irreversible, ~8B, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr

News Irreversible, Font 8B, by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio on Euro trash, ~8A+, LCC, UT  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Euro trash, ~8A+, LCC, UT  © Joel Zerr

News Alex Puccio is back!

Alex Puccio on The Swarm, ~8B/+, Buttermilks, USA  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on The Swarm, ~8B/+, Buttermilks, USA  © Joel Zerr

News The Swarm (Font 8B/+) in one session by Puccio

Alex Puccio on Jade  © Zerr Productions
Alex Puccio on Jade  © Zerr Productions

Video Alex Puccio Climbing Jade - 8B+

Alex Puccio on Jade, ~8B+, RMNP, CO, USA  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Jade, ~8B+, RMNP, CO, USA  © Joel Zerr

News Trailer: Alex Puccio vs. Jade, Font 8B+

Alex Puccio on The Wheel of Chaos, ~8B+, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on The Wheel of Chaos, ~8B+, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr

Video Alex Puccio vs. The Wheel of Chaos, Font 8B+

Alex Puccio  © Patho Pix
Alex Puccio  © Patho Pix

News The Wheel of Chaos, Font 8B+, by Puccio

Alex Puccio on Freaks of the industry, ~8B, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Freaks of the industry, ~8B, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr

News Freaks of the industry, Font 8B, by Puccio

Alex Puccio on Jade, ~8B+, RMNP, CO, USA  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Jade, ~8B+, RMNP, CO, USA  © Joel Zerr

News Alex Puccio repeats Jade, 8B+

Alex Puccio on Blood money, 8A+, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Blood money, 8A+, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr

News Nuthin' but sunshine, 8B, for Puccio

Alex Puccio on Top Notch, 8B, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Top Notch, 8B, RMNP, CO  © Joel Zerr

News Top Notch, first 8B by Puccio

Alex Puccio on Double Dutchez, ~8A+, at Guanella Pass, CO  © Joel Zerr
Alex Puccio on Double Dutchez, ~8A+, at Guanella Pass, CO  © Joel Zerr

News Double Dutchez, Font 8A+ by Puccio

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

News 8A+ and 8A flash for Puccio

Alex Puccio grabbing the custom made finishing hold in the Tierra Boulder Battle 2013  © Horizon Solutions (video still)
Alex Puccio grabbing the custom made finishing hold in the Tierra Boulder Battle 2013  © Horizon Solutions (video still)

News Alex Puccio wins the Tierra Boulder Battle

Leah Crane  © Leah Crane
Leah Crane  © Leah Crane

Features End of Year: Female Achievements 2008


Latest Reviews for Alex's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Suede upper, high all-round rand and a decent chunky sole  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find l...

IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood
IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort,...

Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear
Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned...

The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear
The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added...

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear
SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood,...

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton
Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings,...


Latest News from Alex's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents...

Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear
Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a...

E9 Design/Production Philosophy  © E9
E9 Design/Production Philosophy  © E9

E9 Clothing - 100% Made in Italy

E9 has always been based on "Made in Italy" production. The entire manufacturing process of our items is located in Italy,...


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