During her 2017 comp circuit, Alex Puccio made a quick trip to Switzerland to take a crack at Bernd Zangerl’s burly testpiece, New Base Line V14 in Magic Wood.
Looking fit and psyched as ever, Alex took down both New Base Line and the power endurance classic Riverbed, V13.
Fun fact, Alex is the fourth woman in history to climb V14 with her ascent of Jade in 2014. New Base Line is her third of four V14s including Jade, Wheel of Chaos, New Base Line and Penrose Step.
Puccio is one of the most accomplished American comp climbers. She has won the ABS National Championship 10 times and is the top American female bouldering competitor at the IFSC world competitions.
She has earned numerous medals in the bouldering World Cup events including a gold medal at the 2009 World Cup held in Vail, Colorado.
In 2014, she earned a gold medal at the Arco Rockmaster event and a silver medal in the World Championships for bouldering.