248 - 2006 Photo Annual

248 - 2006 Photo Annual

CoverDidier Berthod cruxing on Le Volie de Maya (5.14c), Switzerland. Photo by Simon CarterandFred Nicole cruxing on Terremer (V15), Hueco Tanks, Texas. Photo by Jim Thornburg

High IntensityVisions are expanded and realized as Hueco Tanks gets a batch of classic new highballs.By Matt Wilder Photos by Boone Speed

The Other Side“Seriously, I swear it’s true.” One of today’s best young photographers shares his favorite photos and the hilarious tales behind them.Story and photos by Keith Ladzinski

Banned An eclectic cast of climbers tastes the culture and limestone of Cuba — just don’t tell Uncle Sam.Story and photos by Beth Wald

Gallery Oh, don't worry the issue is loaded with mount-watering photos

22 > Editorial Ass deep in hogs

30 > Historic Covers Sifting through hundreds of back issues, we selected the six most iconic, historic Climbing cover photos — ever.

78 > Opinion A Shooter’s Dilemma Is one picture worth a thousand visitors? A photographer ponders the impact — both positive and negative — his work has on climbing access. By Bennett Barthelemy

82 > Photo Tech Tips Synergy: using the Three Gs to improve your shooting By Andrew Burr On the Road Again: six ways to document your next road trip By Michael Clark Conjuring the Money Shot: photo-posing guidelines for wanna-be rock stars By Timy Fairfield