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



      Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]


      Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]


      Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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