Hayden Kennedy

Apline Climbing Ambassdaor


Carbondale, Colorado


Carbondale, Colorado

Patagonia Alpine Climbing Ambassador Hayden Kennedy
Hayden climbed his first multi-pitch climb, the Kor-Ingalls route on Castleton Tower, when he was 13. He was petrified the entire day. Rather than deter him, the experience solidified his climbing obsession. Today Hayden works toward the goal of mastery in all aspects of climbing. He finds inspiration from the struggle of a hard redpoint or the mental challenge of a dicey alpine lead.

Career Highlights

  • Ascent of Exocet Chimney (6a WI5 MI3), Cerro Standhardt, Patagonia
  • Ascent of the Huber-Schnaf (6b+ MI3), via a link up with the Spigolo dei Bimbi (6b MI5) on Torre Egger, Patagonia
  • The first “fair means” ascent of Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge