The Fryingpan is a tasty combination of Mill Creek, Utah, and Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, with a hint of Australia’s Grampians for spice. This year Rock and Ice hosted some 15 photographers bent on catching the crag's magic.
Alyse Dietel on the five-star pumpy W and Dynamie (5.12b). Photo by Andy Mann.
Simon Longacre works The Witch project. Photo by Charlie Kessner.
Aicacia Young logs air time on a standing project. Photo by Rebecca Crone.
The F-Pan is a hot summer crag, but ideal in spring and fall, and even then you'll need to pack plenty of water. Photo by James Harnois.
Fryingpan sequences and rests are typically inobvious. Here, Alyse Dietel cops a shake on Chubby Pickle Arete (5.11a). Photo by James Harnois.
Nikken Daniels pulls the opening power moves of The Technician (5.12b). Photo by Byron Prinzmetal.
Anthony Johnson takes five during the action. Photo by Darron Jacobs.
Then he sends Bullets and Bourbon (5.10). Photo by Jeremy Dreier.
Brandi Horn on Delftware (5.11) on the Mental Block, a sub crag with some of the region's best lines. Photo by Steve Barnes.
Rock and Ice's Jeff Jackson eyes in action. Photo by Anthony Popkin.
Alyse Dietel unlocks the vexing sequence on the 50-meter Thunder Monster (5.13a). Photo by Charlie Kessner.
Nikken Daniels dusts off Man Strength (5.11a). Photo by Kristen Evans.
Liz Haas, Rock and Ice intern. Photo by James Harnois
Alyse Dietel at the Frying Pan crag in Colorado, during this year's annual photo-camp shoot. This photo, by Andy Mann, was the cover of Rock and Ice issue 229 (October 2015).
Ben Rueck looks for a hold, any hold, on Laeser Beams (5.13b). The stray draw to his right is on Sour Trout (5.13a). Photo by Gray Satterfield.
Ben Rueck at the stopper crux of Laeser Beams (5.13c). Bolted by Luke Laeser, the route was freed in 2007, but waited eight years to see a second, by Rueck. Photo by Hilary Cranford.
One of the hardest-working climbers in the biz, Marcus Garcia embraces The Hug (5.12b), a mixed gear/bolt line just above the Mental Block. Photo by Leon Legot.
Aicacia Young attempts one of the "F-pan's" most striking lines, Laeser Beams (5.13b). Photo by Jeremy Dreier.
Alyse Dietel tries all options on the Heffalump (5.12b). Photo by Michael Lemmon.
Nikken Daniels works the first moves of the 30-meter The Witch, a possible but still unclimbed line that, best guess, will check in at mid 5.14. If 5.14 is above your pay grade, you can always climb The Mage (5.13c) just to the right. Photo by James Harnois.