The Photo Annual 2016 (Part 2): 10 More Incredible Climbing Photos

Find inspiration from the best climbing photography from around the world.
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Find inspiration from the best climbing photography from around the world.
F/3.2, 1/2000 sec.

F/3.2, 1/2000 sec.

Thomas Schermer climbs an old WWII bunker that slid off the eroding cliff above and landed upright in the beach. Only accessible at low tide, the crumbling, weathered concrete has poor protection, but Schermer couldn’t resist a self-portrait on the absurd block. Photo: Thomas Schermer

F/7.1, 1/250 sec.

F/7.1, 1/250 sec.

Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Nicolas Favresse climb the last pitch of their new route Alligators Have Teeth on Ikerasak Peak in midnight light above the Arctic Circle in western Greenland. Photo: Ben Ditto @BenjaminBDitto

F/2.8, 1/1600 sec.

F/2.8, 1/1600 sec.

Andrew Hedesh and Mike Dobie follow the crack to the first ascent of the Bundy Route (5.11+, A2) in Keketuohai National Park, China. Photo: Garrett Bradley @GarrettLBradley

Photo: F/4 1/500 sec.

Photo: F/4 1/500 sec.

Danny Parker peeks out of Bigg’s Crack (5.12), Canaan Mountain, Utah. Photo: Andrew Burr @Andrew_Burr

F/2.8, 1/250 sec.

F/2.8, 1/250 sec.

Austrian Barbara Zangerl explored the classic lines of Yosemite during a stay in the Valley last fall. Here she checks the short, burly roof Separate Reality (5.12a) off her to-do list. Photo: François Lebeau @FrancoisLebeau

F/8, 1/640 sec.

F/8, 1/640 sec.

Madaleine Sorkin pulls the arête on Excommunication, a five-pitch 5.13a that summits The Priest in Castle Valley, Utah. Photo: Jeremiah Watt @MiahWatt

F/5.6, 1/500 sec.

F/5.6, 1/500 sec.

Melissa Thaw enters the first crux of the ultra-classic trad route Sheila (5.10a) in Scheelite Canyon, California. Photo: Chris Noble @NobleFoto

F/3.5, 1/400 sec.

F/3.5, 1/400 sec.

Gordon McArthur works the moves of what could eventually become the world’s hardest mixed climb, the Storm Giant project in the Bisaro Cave outside of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. Photo: Jon Glassberg of Louder Than Eleven @JonGlassberg

F/7.1, 1/250 sec.

F/7.1, 1/250 sec.

Jesse Milner carefully descends to the Robson-Resplendent Col after summiting Mount Robson, British Columbia, Canada. Photo: Paul Zizka @PaulZizkaPhoto

F/2.8, 4 sec.

F/2.8, 4 sec.

Raf Andronowski tackles the unusual and delicate ice structures of Panther Falls, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo: Paul Zizka @PaulZizkaPhoto