Alex Puccio keeps on crushing. The 9 times ABS National Champion is visiting the massive boulders of Bishop where she has made a quick ascent of The Swarm, giving it a grade of V13 (8B).
We talk a lot about the really hard problems (V13 flashes, V16 proposals…) but most of us spend our climbing hours facing easier stuff. And that’s the beauty of climbing. There are thousands of “easy” problems that are beautiful, challenging, inspiring and worth climbing regardless of your skill level. This is one of them.
Last December Light Shed Pictures released Project Mina, a climbing documentary about British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. It is quite a unique film that touches all aspects of Mina’s climbing career, from the hard indoor training to rock climbing and the high-pressure environment of international competitions.