Ascents of 2011
This preliminary list of major ascents during 2011 was compiled by Claude Gardien (Vertical magazine), Manu Rivaud (Montagnes magazine) and Lindsay Griffin (American Alpine Journal).The following is a representative list of significant innovative ascents during 2011. Grades are those quoted by the first ascensionists, and in the case of new routes and first free ascents remain unconfirmed.
There are 86 entries spanning 17 countries, all carried out in alpine style unless otherwise specified.
Based on this exhaustive list, the jury selected several ascents which they deemed to be the most significant.