The following individuals received Lyman Spitzer Grants in 2005:
Tommy Chandler: Climbing in the Putala Shan, Tan Shan and formations in the Shuangqiao Gou, Siguniang Region, China.
Samuel Johnson: Attempt on the northeast buttress of Uli Biaho. Successful climb of the 'Severance Ridge', Trango II, Pakistan.
James Stover: Attempt of the southwest face of Kizil Asker (5,842m), Kyrgyzstan.