Watch 16-Year-Old Climber Colin Duffy Send Utah’s ‘Hurricave’

Olympic climber Colin Duffy is barely old enough to drive, but his tick list already features some of the steepest sport climbs in the U.S. — including Joe Kinder’s classic ‘Life of Villains,’ 5.14d.

If Colin Duffy isn’t already on your radar, just hold your breath. By all metrics — athleticism, skill, drive, and track record — Duffy is a climbing phenom.

And it doesn’t hurt that he grew up on the same team that produced the first woman to climb 5.15 (Margo Hayes) and America’s first female Olympic climber (Brooke Raboutou).

But the kid’s not just a gym climber. This compilation from Black Diamond follows Duffy as he takes down multiple 5.14+ routes in Utah’s iconic Hurricave.

Prepare to get stoked.

Runtime: 5 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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