Alex Johnson has been a prominent force in the climbing community for over a decade. She grew up in the competition scene, and has consistently been a member of the US Team since 1999, winning her first Youth National Championship at age twelve and first Adult National Championship at age thirteen. At age fourteen she traveled overseas to compete for the first time and made finals at the Youth World Championships in Bulgaria.
In 2008 Alex made history by becoming the first American to win a Bouldering World Cup on US Soil in over twenty years. In 2010 she did it again, winning gold in Switzerland and becoming the first American 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 ticklist 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) all in Bishop.
Along with being an ambitious climber, Alex is also an active member of the community, teaching clinics around the country and giving presentations at Universities.
Recently Alex relocated to Las Vegas, NV, an area with tons of climbing, and even more potential for development, where she hopes to help contribute to the establishment of even more world class climbing.