Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

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Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

We've selected some of the best photos published in Climbing's Galleries from the 2010/2011 fall and winter seasons. Photographers include Andrew Burr, Ryan Creary, Simon Carter, Garrett Grove, Alexandre Buisse, Pascal Tournaire, Ryan Wheater, Keith Ladzinski, and Dean Fleming. Pick up Climbingissues 290 (November), 291 (December/January), and 292 (February) to see full-sized versions of these stunning images from Utah, Hong Kong, Peru, France, and many more.

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Monique Forestier swings through the urban jungle at Lion Rock, Hong Kong. Photo by Simon Carter

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No, not the Amazon—Lance Kimball traverses the Flinstone Arete (V2), Lower Arboretum, California. Photo by Dean Fleming. (Click here to read more about bouldering in Columbia, California.)

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Chopicalqui (6,354 meters), Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photo by Alexandre Buisse

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Good attitude leads to good hand jams, as Sammey Burrell discovers on The Prow (5.11-), Paradise Forks, Arizona. Photo by Andrew Burr

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Ring locks so perfect they'll make a grown man cry. Alex Honnold on Trail of Tears (5.13), North Wash, Utah. Photo by Andrew Burr

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Pamela Pack winging it on her Tiny Dancer project, Indian Creek, Utah. Photo by Andrew Burr

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Colin Haley explores the backside of the Drus on a bad-weather day above Chamonix, France. Photo by Andrew Burr

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Nik Berry explores new ground above Red Light District on the north face of Mt. Hooker, Wyoming. Photo by Andrew Burr

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

"Please don't slip before I clip!" Derek Galloway visualizes a better heel hook in Echo Canyon, near Canmore, Alberta. Photo by Ryan Creary

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Proof that some choss is worth it. Kristin Boucher on the seven-pitch Takakkaw Falls (5.6), Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Photo by Ryan Creary

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Josh Janes at battle stations on the intimidating fourth pitch of The Warrior (5.11a), Red Rocks, Nevada. Photo by Garrett Grove

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Philippe Batoux and Sara Bertolo do what's necessary for Bringing Home the Bacon (M6), Argentiere Glacier, Chamonix. Photo by Pascal Tournaire

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Tufa madness in El Salto. Wolfgang Parada comes to grips with Nosferatu (5.12c), Tecalote Cave, Mexico. Photo by Rich Wheater

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Speed climber Ueli Steck slows down for the big seracs on the Jungfrau, near Grindelwald, Switzerland. Photo by Pascal Tournaire

Best Gallery Shots - Fall/Winter 2011

Joe Kinder finally sticks the redpoint crux for the FA of Golden Direct (proposed 5.14d, unrepeated), at the Cathedral, near St. George, Utah. Photo by Keith Ladzinski