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.
- First 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