Ian Young on Slacker (5.12d) in Rifle, Colorado. Belayer is his spouse and road-trip partner, Julie Young. Photo by Kevin Hadfield.
Miha Grgič Jelen, belayed by David Valenčič on Mary Pompins (6a+ / 5.10) at Črni Kal crag in Slovenia. Photo by Žan Kuralt.
Rose Kenny, belayed by Matt McCormick, on Suburban (5.13a), Rumney, New Hampshire. Photo by Dan Kochis.
Tember Hursh, belayed by Jason Roy, on Best Route in Minnesota (5.11b), Phra Nang Beach, Thailand. Photo by Morgan McNeill.
Ethan Walker on Monumental Armblaster (8a+ / 5.13c), Chee Dale, UK. Pete Clark belaying. Photo by Jon Clark.
Shane Butnari on his first outdoor lead, Wide Load (5.9), at Mount Nemo, Ontario, Canada, belayed by Alex Yuan. Photo by Luis Pavon.
Cody Scarpella leading and Brad Gobright belaying Camouflage (5.12) in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado. Photo by Rob Kepley.
Colten Moore, belayed by Josh Hohner, on Friend (5.10d), the Black Corridor, Red Rocks, Nevada. Photo by Jack Frost.
Steven Rockarts, belayed by Liz Bolt, on Remus (5.9), Hidden Valley, Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Kim Fiddler.
Kristina Noreikis gives a soft catch to Ian Kirk on Far From God (5.12b), Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Photo by Amy Sullichack.
Simon Valiquette starts off on Pieta di Roma (5.11a) at Down Under in Luskville, Quebec, Canada, while Bianca Lavoei-Mallette belays and spots. Photo by Matthew Usherwood.
Jon Cardwell on Golden Ticket (5.14c), the Red River Gorge, Kentucky. The watchful turquoise blur below is Chelsea Rude. Photo by François Lebeau.