Simon Bischoff susses a 35-foot roof crack on Flinders Island, a remote 38-mile-long strip of granite, sand and boulders north of Tasmania. Bischoff spotted the extraordinary line, and he and photographer Olivia Page braved untrodden snake territory to access it—emergency assistance on Flinders, population 700, wasn't a given. The route (working name Dojo in the Sky) didn't go free this time, but is expected to come in at 29+ (5.13b). This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 240 (February 2017). Photo: Olivia Page.
Derek Bredl achieves enlightenment on Lego My Ego (V7), Index, Washington. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 239 (January 2017). Photo: Mike Cox.
Daniel Beall sets up for the double-clutch dyno on the men's V9 final at the 2016 Dominion River Rock Boulder Bash, Richmond, Virginia. Beall took fourth among men and pocketed $600. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 239 (January 2017). Photo: Michael Durenleau.
Justin Venezia on Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope or CCK (5.7), Shawangunks, New York. CCK, a three-pitch outing, is one of the Gunks' finest and most popular—though a touch run out—classics. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 240 (February 2017). Photo: Chris Vultaggio.
Jesse Ramos topping out the technical section of the Kautz Glacier Route on Mount Rainier, Washington. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 241 (April 2017). Photo: Jeremy Joseph.
Tim Foote ventures to the Edge of Time (5.9), Jurassic Park, Lily Lake, Estes Park, Colorado. This picturesque route made the cover of Bernard Gillette’s 2001 guide to Rocky Mountain National Park. According to who you talk to, Edge of Time is either over or under bolted, and easy or difficult for the grade. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 241 (April 2017). Photo: Dave Masom.
The long march, Valle Blanche, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France. This photo appeared in ASCENT 2017 (Rock and Ice issue 242), 50-year edition. Photo: Kamil Daniel Jutkiewicz.
Magnus Eriksson lights up the aptly—or ironically—named Aurora (6B+ V4/5), Presten (Priest) boulders, Lofoten Islands, Norway. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 243 (July 2017). Photo: Jonas Paulsson.
James Kurtz on Sall On Me (7c+), Bagni di Masino, Val di Mello, or "Little Yosemite," a high-alpine venue in Northern Italy and home of the annual Mello Blocco climbing festival. This photo appeared in Rock and Ice issue 244 (August 2017). Photo: Santiago Gray.