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 By: Jens Larssen  | Date: 2010-06-08  | Category: Interviews    | Comment  
Picture from his Twitter http://twitter.com/dwoods89/statuses/15657375916
Daniel is sponsored by The North Face, La Sportiva, Petzl, Organic, Nicros
Hi Daniel and congratulations :-)

I saw it live and you looked super strong. How was your feeling during the comp? What kind of preperations have you done? What is your plan for the rest of 2010?

Hey thanks! Was feeling psyched for this year in Vail. Last year I came close to first, so this year I wanted to do specific training to be in my ultimate shape. Basically, just dedicated 2 months to indoor climbing/workout training.

There were alot of strong men this year. Kilian had an unfortunate accident, stubbing his toe which turned it black and blue. He still climbed strong and it was impressive to see him make podium with a bad toe. He is definitely a true competitor.

Jerney was amazing in all rounds and was a difficult challenge. The style of setting fit him well (big moves on slopers and pinches). I felt strong after semis and was fresh going into the finals. In the end I was psyched on how I climbed (though I really wanted to do the final problem). It was the first time I felt completely relaxed and confident in a WC.

Now I have another competition in Brazil in 2 days then MANY projects in RMNP. Me and my fiancee Courtney will be leaving for Australia in August, then just travel and climb after. Psyched on how things are going and now it is time to get on some real rock!

Daniel is just 20 but he has been a world class climber for five years. He has 785 ascents in his 8a scorecard which has been visited more than 300 000 times. He did his first 8B+ boulder when he was 15-years-old.
Currently he is #2 in the 8a Combined ranking game after Adam Ondra.

Daniel always takes an active part in the community giving his opinions and thoughts on current subjects.
Here is his comments on Desperanza 8C.

Here is an interesting article from last week on
Climbing and where it is going