Alex Johnson, 34 years old
|Woman United States|
|Born on april 3rd 1989|
|Alex "AJ" Johnson is a Professional Climber for The North Face. She began climbing in 1997 and has been a prominent force in the climbing community for the last decade. She has been climbing professionally for six years.|
Growing up in the competition scene, Alex has consistently been a member of the US Team since 2001, winning her her first Youth Climbing National Championship at age twelve (2002), Adult National Championship at age thirteen (2003), and won a silver medal at the Youth World Championships in Scotland at age fourteen (2004).
In 2008 Alex made history by becoming the first American to win a Bouldering World Cup on US soil. In 2010 she did it again, winning gold in Switzerland, becoming only the second American woman to win a Bouldering World Cup overseas.
Since then she's shifted her focus away from competitions and honed in on outdoor projects, building an impressive tick-list filled with dozens of iconic first female ascents including V12s like Clear Blue Skies in Colorado, The Mandala in Bishop, and Book of Nightmares and Lethal Design in Red Rocks. Alex has also spent time getting off the deck climbing highballs like Diesel Power (V10) in Yosemite, Golden Showers (V10), The Ninth (V6), and flashing the infamously dangerous Luminance (V10) in Bishop, California.
Along with being an ambitious climber, Alex is also an active member of the community, teaching clinics around the country and giving presentations at gyms, Universities, sales meetings, and other events. Alex studied to be an English major at Minnesota State University where she ran track and field, and she loves recounting her experiences on her blog.
Recently Alex relocated to Las Vegas, NV, an area with tons of climbing, and potential for new development, where she hopes to help contribute to the establishment of even more world class climbing.
|Dates||Grades||Route||Rock climbing area||Country|
|jan 16th 2009||V11/V12 (8a/8a+)||The Mystery||The Buttermilks||United States|
|march 20th 2009||V11/V12 (8a/8a+)||A Maze of Death||The Buttermilks||United States|
|april 5th 2012||V11/V12 (8a/8a+)||The Book of Nightmares||Red Rocks (Gateway canyon)||United States|
|aug 25th 2008||V12 (8a+)||Clear Blue Skies||Mount Evans||United States|
|feb 8th 2010||V12 (8a+)||Diaphanous Sea||Hueco Tanks||United States|
|jan 28th 2011||V12 (8a+)||The Mandala||The Buttermilks||United States|
|march 26th 2011||V12 (8a+)||Tequila Sunrise||Hueco Tanks||United States|
|feb 1st 2012||V12 (8a+)||Lethal Design||Red Rocks (Gateway canyon)||United States|
|feb 4th 2012||V11/12 (8a+)||Stand and Deliver||Red Rocks (Juniper Canyon)||United States|
|feb 18th 2012||V12 (8a+)||Barefoot on Sacred Ground||Hueco Tanks||United States|
|jan 16th 2015||V12 (8a+)||Hungry Hungry Hippos||Red Rocks (Windy Canyon)||United States|
|march 21st 2022||V12 (8a+)||Full Monty||Hueco Tanks||United States|
|july 3rd 2022||V12 (8a+)||No More Greener Grasses||Mount Evans||United States|
|july 15th 2022||V12 (8a+)||European Human Being||RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park)||United States|
|july 28th 2022||V12 (8a+)||Element of Surprise||RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park)||United States|
|nov 19th 2022||V12/13 (8a+/8b)||Cinderella is Dead||Ogden||United States|
|dec 7th 2021||V13 (8b)||Vantablack||Red Rocks (Gateway canyon)||United States|
|july 26th 2022||V13 (8b)||Nuthin' But Sunshine||RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park)||United States|
|oct 27th 2022||V13 (8b)||Blackout||Joe's Valley (Left fork)||United States|
|april 3rd 2021||V13/14 (8b/8b+)||The Swarm||The Buttermilks||United States|
Peak district (Burbage valley) - United Kingdom |
Anna Stöhr, Alex Johnson, David Lama, Céderic Lachat, Magnus Midtboe, Jakob Schubert in Deliverance 7b+, Brad Pitt 7c+, Not To Be Taken Away 6c, The Green Traverse 7a, The Master Edge E7 6c, Messiah E7 6c, The Sphinx 7a+, Rowley Birkin QC E6 6c, Parthian Shot E9 6c, Samson E6 7a, The Buckstone Dyno 7b
Pendant que le légendaire grimpeur local Johnny Dawes nous parle de son Peak District, la team de la marque au pachyderme s'en donne à coeur joie sur les passages magnifiques et engagés à Burbage, Stanage, Millstone Edge et Higgar Tor. De superbes images!