Danny Innamorati

    Danny Innamorati

    Guide: Washington

    As a New England based jack of trades, Danny took his love of climbing mountains and surfing waves to the West. He left a math degree in the rear-view mirror, leaving home to pursue a guiding and climbing career. At that time, he realized he could achieve a more pure form of climbing by setting a goal to send “Freerider” on El Cap without using aid. Danny considers climbing “ground up,” with a “fast and light” mentality to be the best style. Since 2018, he has guided climbing routes from New York to California and plans to continue his guiding career in Washington and the bigger mountains beyond.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition…
    Avicii’s TIM album

    Guilty Pleasure
    Belgian Speculoos “koekjes”

    Dream rope team / climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Sylvester Stallone, “The Dangler” in the Gunks, NY

    Most people don’t know that…
    Line dancing is a great way to practice for cramponing

    In another life I’d…
    Grow up as a knight during the Renaissance Era

    Significant Ascents

    Rainer ascents via 2 routes
    Mt. Baker via 2 routes
    Mount Shuksan
    Mount Adams
    Mount Hood
    Grand Teton, Wyoming
    Bugaboo Spire, BC, Canada
    El Capitan via 4 routes
    Washington Column
    Leaning Tower
    Castleton Tower
    Touchstone, Zion
    One day ascent of the Regular NW Face route on Half Dome
    Ski descent Torrey’s peak, CO
    Ski descent Mount Adams


    AMGA Assistant Rock Guide
    AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
    AMGA Ice Instructor Course Completion
    AMGA SPI Certified
    Wilderness First Responder
    AIARE Level I and Rescue Course
    Leave No Trace Trainer


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