Alex “AJ” Johnson
Alex Johnson began climbing in 1997 and has been a prominent force in the climbing community for the last decade.
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 in Red Rock. Alex has also spent time getting off the deck climbing highballs like Diesel Power (V10) in Yosemite, Golden Showers (V10), and flashing the infamously dangerous, Luminance (V10) in Bishop, California.
In 2014 Alex relocated to Las Vegas, NV, an area with unlimited climbing, and potential for new development. In Red Rock, Alex has already contributed to the establishment of more world class climbing with her first ascents of Critically Acclaimed, a stunning V9/10 highball, and most recently, The Swoop V10, a dynamic problem over a sketchy landing.
What did you dress up as last Halloween? Mustard. My roommate was Ketchup and my dog was… a hot dog, obviously.
What would you want for your last meal? Unlimited tacos from the T/aco restaurant.
Where’s Waldo? Down on Fremont street with Batman, Bumblebee, and the naked cowboy.