Ching 8A+ by Alex Johnson

14 January 2022

Alex Johnson has done Ching (8A+) in Little Cottonwood and here is her Insta selfie video. "Oof, so many sessions, stoked to finally put ‘er down. Last left hand seems to have crumbled recently, definitely a tad harder now."

The 32-year-old did her first Youth World Championship in 2003 and then in her World Cup debut in 2008 in Vail, she won. In 2019, after a three-year break, she did most of the World Cups trying to qualify for the Olympics and she was three times Top-13 in Bouldering. Alex did her first 8A+ at age 18 and actually, the last year has been her best ever for the 175 cm with two 8B's. (c) Bree Robles

How come you think you have raised your level during the last year?
I think all the training I was doing for competitions and world cups in 2019-2020 (even tho that season was canceled) just lead to my overall fitness increasing so much that my baseline is higher, so now when I start a new training cycle I can just build even more.

Being in Utah also allows me to climb outside so much year round, we have Little Cottonwood granite, and Vegas and Joe’s are so close. Having a home crag like Little Cottonwood so close makes it so easy to have projects.

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