Colin Haley

Alpine Climbing Ambassador


Seattle, WA


Seattle, WA/El Chalten, AR

Patagonia Alpine Climbing Ambassador Colin Haley
Colin was born in Seattle in 1984 and still calls it home today. He grew up hiking, skiing and climbing in the rugged Cascade Mountains where he developed a love of mountain adventure and an indifference to foul weather. His climbing is focused on the mountains of Alaska and Patagonia, where he’s drawn to the steepest alpine faces.

Career Highlights

  • The Entropy Wall, first ascent, with Jed Brown, July 2006. Mt. Moffit, Hayes Range, Alaska
  • Tiempos Perdido, first complete ascent, with Kelly Cordes, Jan 2007. Cerro Torre, Patagonia
  • The Torres Traverse, first ascent, with Rolando Garibotti, Jan 2008. Cerro Torre, Patagonia
  • Supercanaleta, second solo ascent, Jan 2009. Cerro Chaltén (AKA Fitz Roy), Patagonia
  • Dracula, first ascent, with Bjørn-Eivind Årtun, June 2010. Sultana (AKA Mt. Foraker), Alaska
  • The Diablo Traverse, first ascent, with Michael Schaefer, Aug 2010. Devil’s Thumb, AlaskaFirst ascent of The Entropy Wall (VI 5.9 A2+ WI4+) on Mt. Moffit, Alaska
  • First link-up of Tiempos Perdidos and the upper West Face ice routes on Cerro Torre, Patagonia
  • First ascent of the Torres Traverse (VI WI5+ 5.11 A1 AI6), a ridge traverse of Cerro Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre, Patagonia
  • Exocet, first solo ascent of Cerro Standhardt, Nov 2010. Cerro Standhardt, Patagonia
  • North Buttress, one day solo attempt to 100m below summit, May 2012. Begguya (AKA Mt. Hunter), Alaska
  • Flavelle-Lane Route, first solo ascent of Mt. Waddington, Aug 2012. Mt. Waddington, BC, Canada
  • Travesía del Oso Buda, first ascent, with Marc-André Leclerc, Jan 2015. Cerro Torre, Patagonia
  • Directa de la Mentira, first ascent, with Marc-André Leclerc, Jan 2015. Cerro Torre, Patagonia