Alex Puccio Crushing on Boulders and Magazine Covers

May 3, 2011
Outside Magazine


Niccolò Ceria flashes Jack's Broken Heart, one of the problems Alex Puccio climbed in Magic Wood.

Alex Puccio sent two of the hardest boulders of her career this weekend, climbing Jack's Broken Heart (V12) and The Right Hand of Darkness (V11) in Magic Wood, Switzerland.

Jack's Broken Heart is a steep, burly problem that ascends the underside of a boulder in the wood. The line is Puccio's tenth V12, and the first she's sent this year. In her logbook, Puccio wrote that the problem had a "scary first move and a bit of a scary top," but noted that it had taken her just "a few tries" to climb it.

Puccio is currently traveling and competing in Europe, and is one of just a few American climbers on the World Cup circuit. The 21-year-old has received an increasing amount of mainstream media attention, and recently appeared on the cover of Experience Life magazine.

Outside featured Puccio on the cover of its October issue last year. Find more on her in our XX Factor gallery.

--Adam Roy

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