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.

Colin Haley’s Clothing System for Alpine Climbing in the Chaltén Massif
Colin Haley’s Clothing System for Alpine Climbing in the Chaltén Massif
Colin Haley’s Clothing System for Alpine Climbing in the Chaltén Massif
Colin Haley

6,000 words about dressing for alpine climbing you didn’t know you needed to know.

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Colin Haley on the experience of soloing the Supercanaleta

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Images from the Chaltén Climbing Season
Colin Haley climbs Afanassieff Ridge on the west face of Chaltén. Photo: Austin Siadak
Images from the Chaltén Climbing Season
Colin Haley

On the Argentine side of the Patagonian Andes, the Chaltén Massif is a dense range of extremely steep mountains, famous for Cerro Torre and Chaltén itself (the native name for the peak also known as Fitz Roy). I have been coming to this mountain range on an annual basis since 2003, often for a three-month…

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Colin Haley Recaps His Begguya North Buttress Solo
Photo: Mikey Schaefer
Colin Haley Recaps His Begguya North Buttress Solo
Colin Haley

I’ve just returned to Seattle from a trip to the Central Alaska Range, which was shorter than most with only two weeks of camping at Kahiltna Base Camp, but more successful than some Alaska Range trips I’ve done that were three times the length. In May 2012, I attempted to solo Begguya—the third-highest peak in…

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Colin Haley on Following Fred Beckey into the Mountains
Photo: Fred Beckey Collection
Colin Haley on Following Fred Beckey into the Mountains
Colin Haley

The musings of a dirtbag’s disciple.

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Colin Haley on Chaltén 2015-2016
Photo: Colin Haley
Colin Haley on Chaltén 2015-2016
Colin Haley

My previous Patagonia climbing season, climbing last year mostly with Marc-André Leclerc and Alex Honnold, had been my most successful yet. Among a bunch of other activity was the first ascent of the Travesía del Oso Buda, the first repeat and direct variation to El Arca de los Vientos, and a nearly complete, one-day Torre…

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Colin Haley on the Earthquake in the Langtang Valley
Colin Haley on the Earthquake in the Langtang Valley
Colin Haley on the Earthquake in the Langtang Valley
Colin Haley

I got on a plane in Vancouver around midday on April 16. I was exhausted. After a four-month season in Patagonia, my six weeks back in North America turned out much less restful than I had imagined. Conditions had been excellent, and I couldn’t keep myself from going out in the mountains a bunch. The…

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Two New Products I Want to Rave About – M10 Jacket & Knifeblade Pants
Two New Products I Want to Rave About – M10 Jacket & Knifeblade Pants
Two New Products I Want to Rave About – M10 Jacket & Knifeblade Pants
Colin Haley

Here is a quick blog post that doesn’t include any cool climbing stories or photos, and will only appeal to gear nerds, like myself. I want to take a minute to rave about two new Patagonia products, the updated M10 Jacket and the new Knifeblade Pants. No one at Patagonia has asked me to make…

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Colin Haley’s Photos of Climbing Season in Patagonia: La Via Funhogs
Colin Haley’s Photos of Climbing Season in Patagonia: La Via Funhogs
Colin Haley’s Photos of Climbing Season in Patagonia: La Via Funhogs
Colin Haley

My good friend Dylan Johnson has managed to briefly escape his responsibilities as a new father and self-employed architect to come down to El Chalten for some alpine adventure. Since he is only here for a whopping two weeks, and since he arrived exactly at the end of the enormous, two-week weather window, he was…

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Colin Haley’s Photos of Climbing Season in Patagonia: Mate, Porro, y Todo con mi Dama
Colin Haley’s Photos of Climbing Season in Patagonia: Mate, Porro, y Todo con mi Dama
Colin Haley’s Photos of Climbing Season in Patagonia: Mate, Porro, y Todo con mi Dama
Colin Haley

My girlfriend, Sarah Hart, is joining me for some of this season in Chalten, and arrived on the same day that Jon took off. We had a week of bouldering in relatively stormy weather, and then yet another weather window descended upon Chalten – this time an extended one. Although Sarah’s only two previous ascents…

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Colin Haley Recaps His 2010 Alaska Trip
Colin Haley Recaps His 2010 Alaska Trip
Colin Haley Recaps His 2010 Alaska Trip
Colin Haley

Bjørn-Eivind Årtun and I have just come out from a 37-day trip to Denali and Mt. Foraker, which was partially funded by a Mugs Stump Award and the Norwegian Alpine Club (NTK). Here is a report of what we did. [Bjørn-Eivind high in the Messner Couloir on our first visit of the expedition to Denali’s summit. Photo…

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Colin Haley on Mount Hunter
Colin Haley on Mount Hunter
Colin Haley on Mount Hunter
Colin Haley

I have just returned to Seattle from a three-week trip to the Central Alaska Range with Norwegian climber Bjørn-Eivind Årtun. The weather this May was significantly better than average — apart from a few days of snow showers and a wind storm that lasted for a few days, the weather was consistently mild. The weather…

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