After winning her 9th National Championship in bouldering, Alex Puccio made the trip out to Bishop, CA where she has made a quick one day ascent of Matt Birch’s crimping testpiece The Swarm (V13)1. This is her eighth V13 or harder in the last eight months2.
Super psyched to have sent The Swarm 8B / V13! And psyched I was able to send it on my first day on it!!! 😀 it went from 70 degree weather to a snow storm in one day and tomorrow it will be back to 60's. Most of the style here in Bishop is hard for me, but I guess this one was an exception. This place is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you @joelzerr for the awesome photo and support! @fugoolife @scarpana @frictionlabs @beauknowsphotos @bearcam @sheneenagins #GoAnywhere #socold #fingershurt
@alex_puccio89 did The Swarm V13(8B) today in the most heinous, frigid conditions! There were icicles hanging off the lip of the boulder and a heart breaking fall from the last move but in the end the girl persevered. @beauknowsphotos @bearcam @sheneenagins @scarpana @fugoolife @frictionlabs #theswarm #zerrproductions