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Photos of the Year – 2016

Best Rock and Ice photos of 2016—from the big walls of Acopan Tepui, Venezuela to the mossy boulders of western Washington.

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Best Rock and Ice photos of 2016—from the big walls of Acopan Tepui, Venezuela to the mossy boulders of western Washington. These photos were all published in Rock and Ice between issue number 231 (January 2016) and issue number 238 (November 2016).