The following individuals received Lyman Spitzer Grants in 2004:
Tommy Chandler: New routes in Jarjinjabo Massif, in the Sichuan Province of Western China.
Carlos Buhler: Attempt of the north face of Kalanka, India.
Nathan Martin: New route on the central pillar of Nalumasortoq, Greenland.
Josh Wharton: First ascent of the southwest ("Azeem Ridge") ridge of Great Trango Tower, Pakistan.