The 2015 Golden Pitons

Eight remarkable climbs and climbers deserving of our highest honor.

Tommy Caldwell Golden Pitons
Photo: Corey Rich / Aurora Photos; Courtesy Reel Rock 10

Sponsor-laden Instagram posts, video clips, and news blips come and go, but some climbing achievements truly are destined for immortality. Each January, Climbing re-examines the past 12 months of great ascents around the world and chooses a few standouts for our top honor: the Golden Piton Awards.

For 2015 we’ve selected eight climbs and remarkable climbers to celebrate. Without further ado: Climbing’s 14th annual Golden Piton Awards.

For more Golden Pitons, see last year’s winners.