Duffy: the next generation!

Colin's second 9a

25 November 2021
Colin Duffy has climbed The Activator, 9a.

We had already talked about him a short time ago, when he had climbed his first 9a and earned an invitation to the club. Immediately after having climbed Life of Villains, Colin Duffy climbed another 9a again in the crag called Hurricave, very famous and full of extreme routes.

Colin measured himself with Joe Kinder's creation called The Activator, a real endurance testpiece. The young American says he was amazed by himself, managing to repeat the shot in two work sessions. This is the third ascent ever, after the FA of Kinder and the first repeat of Siegrist. Duffy didn't comment on the grade, but he did talk about how the route really pushed him to its limit.

2021 was certainly a year to remember for Colin, who conquered his first 9a, finished seventh at the Olympics and joined his first lead World Cup final. In the near future he will focus on climbing close to home, exploring both routes and boulders. In 2022, the university and the lead world cup will be the most important goals. It is interesting to see how Colin has only about twenty 8a or harder pitches, but already has two 9a's. Colin Duffy, 2003: USA next generation climber!

From Colin Duffy’s IG page



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