Dan Goodwin (a.k.a.: Spiderman, SpiderDan, the SkyscraperMan, is an inspiring example of what can be achieved by taping into the power of the mind.   World-renowned for his extraordinary building and rock climbing achievements, Dan serves as a consultant to professional athletes, corporate executives and individuals desiring to learn how to cope with fear so they reach their full potential.   Dan has appeared on Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Good Morning America, and the Today Show.   Most notable achievements:

  • The Ascent of the World Trade Center - North Tower (Watch Video below)
  • The Ascent of the Willis Tower a.k.a. the Sears Tower - formerly the world's tallest building in Chicago (Watch Video below)
  • The Ascent of the John Hancock Center while the Chicago fire department attempted to knock him off building with a gushing fire hose. (Watch Video below)
  • Free Climbed the CN Tower in Toronto for the Guiness Book of World Records.  Scaled both sides.  
  • The Ascent of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angles for World Hunger, raising over $100,000.00 
  • The Ascent of the Renaissance Center in Dallas, Texas to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, raising $150,000.00  
  • The Ascent of El Centro Towers (oldest twin towers in South America) in Caracas for Venevision TV. 
  • The Ascent of Parque Central (tallest building in South America) in Caracas for Venevision TV 
  • The Ascent of the Nippon TV Tower in Tokyo for Nippon TV.  
  • The Ascent of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco (2010) to be a beacon of hope for all cancer patients.  (Watch Video below)
  • The Ascent of theTelephonica Building in Santiago, Chile (2014) for Stan Lee's SuperHuman TV series. (Watch Video below)
  • Established the world's first 5.14 by capturing the first ascent of Maniac in northeastern Maine. 
  • Constructing the world's tallest climbing wall in Snowbird, Utah  
  • Commentating for CBS Sports during the 1st International Sport Climbing competition.  (Watch Video below)
  • Drafting the Skyscraper Defense Act after 9/11  Please follow link
  • Designing a Robotic Fire Fighting Pod for towering skyscrapers.  
  • Stage Four Cancer survivor since 2000.  
  • Founder & CEO of www.Tripleblack.com  ~ an Extreme Sport News & Entertainment Network.  (Check out website

On May 30th, 1983 (Memorial Day), Dan Goodwin scaled the World Trade Center.  His goal was to scale both towers in a single day, but his plans were dashed when the window washing tracks nearly ripped away.

On November 11th 1981 (Veteran's Day), Chicago Firemen, under the orders of William Blair, the Fire Commissioner, attempted to knock Dan Goodwin off the John Hancock Center with a gushing fire hose. 

On May 25th, 1981 (Memorial Day), Dan Goodwin scaled the Willis Tower, a.k.a. Sears Tower, formerly the World's Tallest Building, with a pair of suction cups and skyhooks dressed as Spiderman. 

On Labor Day, 2010, Dan Goodwin scaled the 58 story Millennium Tower in San Francisco on behalf of all firefighters that have to fight fires and rescue people trapped in the upper floors of towering skyscrapers.

On March 1st, 2014, Dan Goodwin scaled the Telephonica Building in Santiago, Chile for Stan Lee's SuperHuman TV series. Talk about coming full circle. Stan Lee was Dan''s age (watch interview at end of video), when Stan received a call from the District Attorney in Chicago, wanting to know if he had anything to do with Dan's ascent of the Willis Tower, a.k.a. the Sears Tower ~ dressed as SpiderMan.

Vintage Footage of the First International Sport Climbing Competition w CBS Sports at Snowbird Utah in 1988.  CBS Producer: David Michaels, Bob Carmichael co-produced with Jeff Lowe and Dick Bass.  Note: Dan, who coined the phrase 'Sport Climbing' constructed the climbing wall with his company called Sport Climbing Systems.  

MICKEY'S BEACH CRACK 5.12b Free Solo without a rope for National TV in 1983.   Location: Stinson Beach (Red Rock Beach), California.  Best time to climb: September-October