Alex Puccio recently competed in the World Cup and placed fifth in Women’s Bouldering. Puccio rose to fame in the United States’ climbing scene as a fierce competitor, winning the U.S. Bouldering Championships in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Puccio is also among a small group of women that have established hard boulder problems with her Polly Pocket Sit (V12) in Val Bavona, Switzerland. In 2011, she climbed The Centaur (V12) in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, and Jack’s Broken Heart, also V12, in Magic Wood, Switzerland.
Puccio, originally from Dallas, Texas, has been climbing for 11 years and won the first professional climbing competition she entered at age 16—the American Bouldering Series Open National Championships in 2006. She is currently 24 years old and lives in Sheffield, England, but is often traveling around Europe in search of hard boulder problems.
Watch Alex Puccio talk about her journey training for the World Cup this year.