The American powerhouse Alex Puccio announces the commission of the 8b + Boulder The Penrose Step in Leavenworth, USA.

The 28 year-old is clearly in best shape for the upcoming competition season. Succeeded a few days ago Alex the commission of The Penrose Step (8b +) in the Leavenworth bouldering area. “Amazing! Revenge after getting robbed a year ago when I fell off the very end and then the rain came in. It went down second day this trip and I tried it I think two days last time. So took four maybe five days in total split over two trips. What an awesone line “, writes Alex Puccio euphoric.

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The Penrose Step is already the fourth 8b + Boulder that the American could crack. With Jade In the Rocky Mountains National Park, her 2014 made its first boulder in that degree. In the same year she climbed The Wheel of Chaos, On her last visit to Switzerland, in September 2017, she managed the Magic Wood classic New Baseline.

Walks of Alex in the year 2017

First ascent by Carlo Traversi

For almost a decade, the “ladder project” in Leavenworth remained without an inspection, fending off all the candidates. It was the American Carlo Traversi who made the first ascent in autumn 2013 after four days of planning.

Credits: picture Joel Zerr

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