Watch Alex Puccio and Michaela Kiersch Crush a V13 Boulder in Switzerland

Short, powerful, and sendy — that’s the vibe in this short video from Friction Labs.

When it comes to pro climbers Alex Puccio and Michaela Kiersch, “girl power” falls desperately short of adequate. Pronouns aside, the two are among the strongest boulderers in the world. Their talents aren’t limited to pulling on plastic, either.

In this short but stoke-intensive edit, we get to see Kiersch and the Pucc run a send train on “Steppenwolf,” V13/8B. A classic problem, Steppenwolf resides in Switzerland’s world-class Magic Wood crag. And it’s not hard to see why climbers journey to the ethereal destination.

Chalk up (metaphorically) and press play (literally).

Runtime: 5.5 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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