Name: Daniel Woods
Hometown: Longmont, CO
Type of Athlete: Pro-climber (bouldering, sport climbing, competition climbing)
Favorite outdoor place: (North America): Hueco Tanks, Red Rocks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mt. Evans, Lincoln Lake, Guanella Pass, Boulder Canyon, Poudre Canyon, Joes Valley, Rumney, Bishop, Wild Iris, Rifle, Red River Gorge, Virgin River Gorge, Gorilla Cliffs, Black n Tan wall, Squamish (Europe): Magic Wood, Cresciano, Chironico, Brione, Fontainebleau, Silvretta, Zillertal, Rodellar, Ceuse, Gorges du Loup, Varazze, (Africa): South Africa: Rocklands, Topside (Asia): Japan: Shiobara Favorite travel destination: South Africa
Favorite local watering hole: My crib
Favorite musician: Dr. Dre, Big L, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Carnage, Young Buck, 3 6 Mafia, Bun B, Biggie Smallz, Tupac, Young Jeezy, Mimosa, Skrillex, Johny Ca$h, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Rick Ross, Birdman, chrome, Paul Wall, Juicy Jay, Lord Infamous, DJ Screw, Jay Z, Ice Cube, Gucci Mane, The Rolling Stones, 2 chainz, A$AP Rocky
What makes you Giddy: climbing, Courtney, mom, dad, sis, traveling, movies, music, friends, food, coffee, sending, watching others send, being in the mountains, being in the desert, skateboard, car, red bull, electrolytes, water, burritos, writing, showers, folding towels, benson (Courtney and I’s weiner dog), sushi, stella artois, IPA’s, Remy Martin, live music (depends on the genre), projects, granite, sandstone, incut crimps, roofs, robotic climbing, flying, driving, walking, green, breathing, life is pretty exhilarating… hard to not be GIDDY
Greatest Athletic Feat: Climbing is a physical endeavor, thus making it an athletic feat. Tinipi (15a) First Ascent at 4055 meters above sea level (13,303 feet) in Borneo, Malaysia (this ascent is featured in ReelRock8). Flashing “Pure Imagination (14c)” in the Red River Gorge First Ascent of “The Ice Knife sit-start (v15)” “The Nest (v15)”, “Hypnotize Minds (v15)”, and repeating Chris Sharma’s “Witness the Fitness (v15)” Taking home the gold medal at the 2010 bouldering World Cup in Vail, CO.
7 time ABS National Champion
Bio Addition for the Giddy homies:
What is your favorite food and why? burritos… everything the body needs wrapped in a tortilla.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Heath Ledger… His role as the Joker in the Dark Knight was flawless
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it? The scariest thing was topping out lucid dreaming in the dark. The upper section was only 5.6 but I almost shat my pants.
What is the best compliment you have ever received? Your face might survive that 3rd degree burn.
What is the last book you read? Are you reading anything now? hmmm I prefer the movie