2010 Golden Piton Awards Announced


Climbing has announced the winners of its annual award for the fastest, highest, and hardest vertical pursuits of last year. Below is a quick listing of the Golden Piton awards for 2010, with links to the full write-ups on And if you want even more, there are links to interviews with and about the climbers from our blog.

Endurance Climbing: Alex Honnold
Logical Progression, the Northwest Face of Half Dome followed by The Nose in a little over 11 hours
Alex Honnold on the Summer of Speed, Outside Blog

Breakaway Success: Kyle Dempster
Two recent climbs in China, combined with a body of work that includes the west face of Tahu Rutum in Pakistan in 2008

Alpine: Yashusi Okada and Katsutaka Yokoyama
Climbing Mt. Logan's 8,500 southeast face and then moving up another 3,000 feet to the peak of Logan, before a 20-mile descent along an avalanche prone ridge

Sport Climbing: Adam Ondra
A dozen ascents of 5.14d or above in 2010
Petr Pavlicek on Filming the Next Great Climber, Outside Blog

Ice: Tim Emmet and Will Gadd, Spray On, WI10, Helmcken Falls, British Columbia

Bouldering: Daniel Woods, The Game, V16, Terremer, V15, Desperenza, V15
Catching up with Daniel Woods at Nor'easter, Outside Blog

–Joe Spring

Photo of Alex Honnold, Credit: Tom Evans