10 INCREDIBLE CLIMBING PHOTOS

Traveling from The Grampians of Australia to Mallorca, Spain and far, far beyond, find inspiration from the best climbing photography from around the world.

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Emily Harrington gives her project, the 45-meter Mal De Isla, a burn in Chulilla, Spain.

Photography: Jon Glassberg of Louder Than Eleven

Rachel Stewart works the Wasp Roof project, one of many new boulders hidden away in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Photography: François Lebeau

Magnus Midtbø scouts the crux moves 15 meters above the sea on Es Pontàs, a natural arch near Mallorca, Spain. First climbed by Chris Sharma in 2006, the difficult deep water solo route has yet to see a second ascent.

Photography: Jan Vincent Kleine

Katha Saurwein gets high on The Eagle’s Nest (V8) in the Grampians of Australia. Starting off a ledge in the middle of a cliff, this problem provides a sense of exposure for both the climber and the spotter.

Photography: Jon Glassberg

Eric Bissell busts through the cross on Steelfingers (V8) at the Gunks in Tuolumne Meadows, California. The bouldering area’s horizontal cracks are reminiscent of the namesake trad destination in New York.

Photography: Ryan Alonzo

Lonnie Kauk enjoys the serenity of the massive boulders high above the valley floor, nestled in the hills of Tuolumne Meadows, California.

Photography: Christian Pondella

Margo Hayes sends Scarface (5.14a) at Smith Rock, Oregon, one of the first 5.14 routes in the U.S. In 2015, Hayes won SCS Youth Nationals and took second at SCS Nationals.

Photography: Tara Kerzhner

Jakob Schubert claims the third ascent of the nearly 200-foot Thor’s Hammer (5.15a/9a+) in Flatanger, Norway.

Photography: Elias Holznecht

Magnus Midtbø cruises up a new unnamed route (suggested 5.12b/7b) that was established by Bruno Clement in a secluded and secret alpine basin high above the Verdon Gorge in the south of France.

Photography: Jan Vincent Kleine

Jvan Tresch takes a shot at the Banana Republic project, which climbs a limestone arch high above the valley at Bocki in Uri, Switzerland.

Photography: Stefan Kürzi