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The 2018 Photo Annual Gallery: 18 of the Year's Best Climbing Photos

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Piotrek Deska

Adrian Chrobak gets his bearings on Down Under (5.13a), Torbogen, Frankenjura, Germany.

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Ben Sanford

Tom Gilbert soloing the South-West Ridge of Mount Aspiring (aka Tititea; 9,951 feet), South Island, New Zealand.

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Drew Smith

Swiss climber Caro North powering through the Indian Creek, Utah, classic wide crack Big Boy (5.11-).

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Tara Kerzhner

Sara Violett sussing out the beta for the crux of La Cabinita Especial (5.13c), the Fins, Idaho.

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Blake McCord

An inverted Tom Randall working the moves on Lamb of God (5.14), Meat Cave, White Rim, Utah.

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David Beland

Etienne Rancourt on the very active La Dame Blanche (WI3 X; 300 feet), Chutes Montmorency, Quebec.

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Colette McInenerny

Emily Harrington making links on Transworld Depravity (5.14a), Madness Cave, Red River Gorge. 

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Alton Richardson

The late Inge Perkins on Reflective Technique (5.13+), Natural Bridge State Park, Montana. 

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Austin Siadak

Blake Herrington high on Supercanaleta (V; 1,600 meters) on Fitz Roy—with Cerro Torre and roiling clouds behind. 

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Truc Allen

Sleeping Lady (V2), climbed by Jessica Campbell, offers big commitment over Icicle Creek, Leavenworth, Washington.

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Jan Vincent Kleine

Tobias Sutter high on La Vida Es Silbar (5.12d; 27 pitches) on the infamous north face of the Eiger, Switzerland.

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Mike Wilkinson

Heath Rowland on the FFA of Copperas Creek Falls, Red River Gorge, Kentucky, during a cold snap in winter 2018. 

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Mike Hutton

Andi Turner climbing Magic Roundabout (5.9) at Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District during a solar eclipse.

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Kennan Harvey

Cheryl Albrecht-Harvey solid on the sweet flake of Rye Crisp (5.8), Elephant Rock, City of Rocks, Idaho.

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John Evans

Pamela Shanti Pack on the FFA of Heave Ho, Fringe Walls, Indian Creek, Utah, 34 years after its 1984 FA.

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Austin Siadak

Nik Berry immersed in the clouds on Wet Lycra Nightmare (V 5.13d A0), Leaning Tower, Yosemite.

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Keith Allen Peters

Alex Puccio cranking off one of Washington State’s hardest problems, The Penrose Step (V14), Leavenworth.

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Cameron Maier

Jimmy Webb working the crux lunge to a distant sloper on a V14/15 project in the hills near Lake Tahoe.

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From hard boulder problems, to beautiful sport climbs, to Red River Gorge ice, check out some of the year’s best climbing photos from the best photographers in the business.

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