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Colin Moorhead started climbing in 1987 and has called Squamish his home area every since. He has traveled to different parts of the world to climb and has amassed an impressive collection of ascents over the years. Although Colin is most recognized for his first ascents in Squamish, he is a very well-rounded climber with strong accomplishments in many different aspects of the sport.

First Ascents - Alpine Rock

  • The Tiger (5.12b, 11 pitches) Washington Pass
  • Cleopatra's Alley (5.12a, 12 pitches) Bugaboos, BC
  • The Minotaur (5.12a, 15 pitches) Bugaboos, BC
  • Paddle Prow (5.12a, 5 pitches) Bugaboos, BC
  • Bugaburl (5.11d, 6 pitches, onsight in a day) Bugaboos, BC
  • Hell or High Water (5.11 A2, 8 pitches) Bugaboos, BC
  • Divine Intervention (5.11b, 9 pitches, onsight in a day) Bugaboos, BC
  • Voodoo Child (5.11b, 6 pitches) Anderson River Group, BC
  • The Prime Rib (5.11b, 12 pitches, onsight in a day) Mt. Macdonald - Rogers Pass, BC
  • The Tahune Face (5.10d, 7 pitches, onsight in a day) Frenchman's Cap, Tasmania

First Ascents - Multi-pitch Rock

  • Gravity Bong (5.13a, 9 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Supernaught (5.12d, 3 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Brothers in Arms (5.12c, 4 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Blood Meridian (5.12c, 4 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Immortal Technique (5.12b, 6 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Mad Nerd and Poodle (5.12b, 4 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Planet Caravan (5.12a, 7 pitches,on-sight FFA) Squamish, BC
  • Shaved Bum (5.12a - 3 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Fight Club (5.11d - 3 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • The Gauntlet (5.11c, 10 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • The Feather (5.11d - 5 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Written in Stone (5.11d - 8 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Sunset Strip (5.10d - 12 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Road to Arimtsar (5.11d - 5 pitches) Squamish, BC

First Ascents - Single Pitch Rock

  • Trippett Out (5.13a) Squamish, BC
  • Space Box (5.13a) Squamish, BC
  • Vorpal Sword (5.12d) Squamish, BC
  • Drunken Master (5.12c) Sunnyvale, Golden BC
  • The Punisher (5.12c) Squamish, BC
  • The Shield (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • The Passion (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • Room With a View (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • Overdose (5.12a) Squamish, BC
  • Power Animal (5.12a) Squamish, BC
  • The Oracle (5.12a) Squamish, BC
  • Unhappy Hooker (5.11d, onsight FFA) Squamish, BC
  • Shapeshifter (5.11d) Squamish, BC
  • Into the Void (5.11c) Squamish, BC
  • Freeloader (5.11b) Squamish, BC
  • The Burglar (5.10c) Squamish, BC
  • The Reacharound (5.9) Squamish, BC

Redpoints - Sport Climbs

  • Save The Pushers (5.13a) Horne Lake, BC
  • Mata Hari (5.12d) Squamish, BC
  • Heifer Down (5.12d) Chek Canyon, BC
  • Serendipity (5.12d) Chek Canyon, BC
  • Corps Estranger (5.12c) Ceuse, France
  • Changement de Look (5.12c) Ceuse, France
  • Frayed Ends of Sanity (5.12c) Squamish, BC
  • Animal (5.12c) Squamish, BC

On sights - Sport Climbs

  • Indie Worm Saloon (5.12b) - Owen's River Gorge, CA
  • Mind Meld (5.12b) - Owen's River Gorge, CA
  • Big Damage (5.12b) Red Rocks, NV
  • Salvation (5.12a) Skaha - Penticton - BC
  • Drive By Shooting (5.12a) Yosemite Valley, CA
  • Take a Powder (5.12a) Smith Rock, OR
  • Klingon (5.12a) - Owen's River Gorge, CA

Redpoints - Traditional Climbs

  • Moonlight Buttress (5.12d - 11 pitches) Zion, Utah
  • Adder Crack (5.12d) Squamish, BC
  • Zombie Roof (5.12d) Squamish, BC
  • Leviticus (5.12d) Squamish, BC
  • Romulan Warbird (5.12c - 9 pitches) Yosemite, CA
  • Equinox (5.12c) Joshua Tree, CA
  • Where Heathen Rage (5.12c) Lake Lousie, AB
  • Crankcase (5.12c) Indian Creek, UT
  • Desert Shield (5.12c) Indian Creek, UT
  • Digital Readout (5.12b/c) Indian Creek, UT
  • The Inseam (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • No Surrender (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • Trojan (5.12b) Mt. Arapiles, Australia
  • Separate Reality (5.12a) Yosemite Valley, CA
  • University Wall (5.12a - 8 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • The Northern Lights (5.12a - 11 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Roman Chimneys Direct (5.11d) Squamish, BC
  • Astroman (5.11c - 10 pitches) - Yosemite Valley, CA

On sights - Traditional Climbs

  • The Venturi Effect (5.12c, 11 pitches) Sierras, CA
  • Cat Burglar (5.12c) Indian Creek, UT
  • The Great Arch (5.12c) Squamish, BC
  • Comic Relief (5.12b) Indian Creek, UT
  • Broken Tooth (5.12b) Indian Creek, UT
  • Shotgun (5.12b) Paradise Forks, AZ
  • Midnight Run (5.12b, 10 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Le Fete de Nerfs (5.12a, 9 pitches) Verdon, France
  • Excitable Boy (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • The Rainbow Wall (5.12b, 14 pitches) Red Rocks, NV
  • Made From Fire (5.12b) Squamish, BC
  • Monkeyfinger (5.12a, 9 pitches) Zion, UT
  • Sentry Box (5.12a) Squamish, BC
  • Monkey Paws (5.12a) Donner Summit, CA
  • Infra Red (5.12a, 4 pitches) Moab, UT
  • Cloud Tower (5.11d, 8 pitches) Red Rocks, NV
  • Beggars Buttress (5.11d, 8 pitches) Yosemite, CA
  • Primrose Dihedrals (5.11d, 5 pitches) Moab, UT
  • Take no Prisoners (5.11d) Squamish, BC
  • Cerberus (5.11d - 6 pitches) Squamish, BC
  • Texas Hold 'em (5.11c, 9 pitches) Red Rocks, NV
  • The Rostrum (5.11c, 8 pitches) Yosemite Valley, CA
  • West Face of El Cap (5.11c, 20 pitches in 9 hours) Yosemite Valley, CA
  • Jupiter 2 (5.11c, 5 pitches) Red Rocks, NV


  • Freeway (5.11c) Northern Lights (5.12a) and Grand Wall (5.11a, A0) in 13 hours - Squamish, BC

Big Walls

  • The Shield (5.10, A3, 28 pitches) Yosemite Valley, CA
  • NW Face of Half Dome (5.10 A1, 24 pitches, 11 hours) Yosemite Valley, CA
  • Stellar System (5.11 A3+, 8 pitch FA) Squamish, BC

[Colin on Gravity Bong.]

[Climbing Midnight Run.]

Climbing Scared Peaches at Lake Louise.

Climbing Powerline at Indian Creek

First Ascent of Paddle Flake Prow in the Bugaboos

ave the Pushers

ave the Pushers

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