Colin Haley

Colin Haley (patagonia 2012)
Colin Haley

Colin Haley grew up in Seattle and learned to climb in the nearby Cascade mountains. He credits most of his success in climbing to this early apprenticeship in the most rugged mountains available in the Lower-48. He strives to maintain a relatively high level in every discipline of climbing, from bouldering, to El Cap routes, to highly-technical alpinism, to high-altitude slogging. While Seattle is still technically his home, he spends much more time in his three favorite towns, on three separate continents: El Chaltén, Argentina – Squamish, BC – Chamonix, France.

He is focused on technical routes on big mountains, and has been most successful in the mountains of Patagonia and Alaska. Some of his best achievements in Patagonia include the first solo ascent of Torre Egger, the first ascent of the reverse Torre Traverse, and one-day ascents of two of Patagonia’s most impressive traverses: the Torre Traverse and the Wave Effect. In Alaska some of his best achievements are the first ascent of the Entropy Wall on Mt. Moffit and the first solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana.

Festival Schedule:
SOLD OUT!Nov. 18 (AM): Moving Fast in 5th Class Terrain

Nov. 19 (AM): Beyond Waterfalls
Nov. 19 (PM): Ski Mountaineering: Mixing Skis with Ice Axes
Nov. 19 (Eve): The Summit: An Evening with Colin Haley & Sasha DiGiulian