Alex Johnson, 29 ans
|Née le 3 avril 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.
|16 jan 2009||V11/V12 (8a/8a+)||The mystery||The Buttermilks||États-Unis|
|20 mars 2009||V11/V12 (8a/8a+)||A maze of death||The Buttermilks||États-Unis|
|5 avril 2012||V11/V12 (8a/8a+)||The Book of Nightmares||Red Rocks (Gateway canyon)||États-Unis|
|25 août 2008||V12 (8a+)||Clear Blue Skies||Mount Evans||États-Unis|
|8 fév 2010||V12 (8a+)||Diaphanous sea||Hueco Tanks||États-Unis|
|28 jan 2011||V12 (8a+)||The Mandala||The Buttermilks||États-Unis|
|26 mars 2011||V12 (8a+)||Tequila Sunrise||Hueco Tanks||États-Unis|
|1 fév 2012||V12 (8a+)||Lethal Design||Red Rocks (Gateway canyon)||États-Unis|
|4 fév 2012||V11/12 (8a+)||Stand and Deliver||Red Rocks (Juniper Canyon)||États-Unis|
|18 fév 2012||V12 (8a+)||Barefoot on Sacred Ground||Hueco Tanks||États-Unis|
|16 jan 2015||2nd bloc féminin en V12/13 (8a+/8b)||Hungry Hungry Hippos||Red Rocks (Windy Canyon)||États-Unis|
Peak district (Burbage valley) - Royaume-Uni |
Anna Stöhr, Alex Johnson, David Lama, Céderic Lachat, Magnus Midtboe, Jakob Schubert dans 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!
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