Our Athletes

Nicros sponsored athletes include some of the most accomplished climbers in the world, including Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Alex Johnson and Jon Cardwell. Not only are these climbers amazing athletes, but they have also shaped holds that are part of the Nicros Signature Series.

Alex Johnson

Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin Sponsors: The North Face, Evolv Sports, Nicros About Alex: Alex Johnson is an American rock climber who has made numerous first female ascents, including Clear Blue Skies V12 (8A+) in Colorado, The Mandala V12 (8A+) in Bishop, and Book of Nightmares V12 (8A+) and Lethal Design V12 (8A+) in Red Rocks. She is a five-time United States national champion and two-time Bouldering World Cup gold medalist. Hardest Sends: Clear Blue Skies (V12) - Mount Evans, CO USA The Mystery (V12) - Bishop, CO USA Diaphanous Sea (V12) - Hueco Tanks, TX USA Lethal Design (V12) - Red Rocks, NV USA Book of Nightmares (V12) - Red Rock, NV USA Stand and Deliver (V11) - Red Rock, NV USA Drive On (V11) - Yosemite National Park, CA USA Divergence (V11) - Fort Collins, CO USA Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (V11) - Fort Collins, CO USA Double Stack (V11) - Fort Collins, CO USA Favorite Climbing Area: Red Rock, NV USA Signature Series holds by Alex Johnson: AJ 1, Alpine Swiss, Asiago, Baby Bells, Baby Cheeses, BYO Brie, Cheese Heads, Dairy Air, Feta Crumbles, Fondue for Two, Gouda Pinches, Grab My Gruyere, Not Yo Cheese, Scary Muensters, Wisconsin Cheddar

Jon Cardwell

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico Sponsors: Five Ten, Moon, Petzl, Nicros About Jon: Since he was 12 years old, Jon has been motivated by climbing. Climbing was initially just a great new form of movement that fascinated him. Eventually climbing evolved into a lifestyle which he plans on pursuing for as long as possible. Since 2007, he has lived a pseudo-gypsy lifestyle traveling all over the world from South America, Turkey, France, Spain, Switzerland and the United States in pursuit of inspiring rock, locations and culture. Jon currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where he works as a routesetter at two local gyms in between sessions on the rock. Boulder is a great home base but he cannot wait to return to the traveling lifestyle! Hardest Sends: Kinematix (5.14d) - Gorges Du Loup, France Bumaye (5.14c/d) - Margalef, Spain The Crew (5.14c) - Rifle, CO USA Dreamtime (V14) - Cresciano, Switzerland Ode to the Modern Man (V14) - Mount Evans, CO USA F.A. of House in the Sky (V14) - Serra da Piedade, Brazil Favorite Climbing Area: Ceuse, France Signature Series holds by Jon Cardwell: JC 1, JC2

Paul Robinson

Hometown: Moorestown, New Jersey Sponsors: prAna, La Sportiva, Black Diamond, Sterling, Native, Nicros About Paul: Paul David Robinson is an American professional rock climber who specializes in bouldering. He has established and repeated several bouldering problems at the V15 difficulty rating, in such areas as Hueco Tanks, the Buttermilks, and Magic Wood. In 2007, Robinson became the second climber in history to successfully climb a V13 boulder problem in one attempt. Hardest Sends: F.A. of Lucid Dreaming (V15) - Bishop, CA USA Jade (V15) - Rocky Mountain National Park, CO USA Terremer (V15) - Hueco Tanks, TX USA Monkey Wedding (V15) - Rocklands, South Africa Trip Hop (V15) - Fontainebleau, France The Story of Two Worlds (V15) - Cresciano, Switzerland Angama (V15) - Fontainebleau, France F.A. of The Big Short (V14) - Rocklands, South Africa F.A. of Black Eagle (V14) - Rocklands, South Africa Favorite Climbing Area: Fontainebleau, France Signature Series holds by Paul Robinson: PR 1, PR 2

Daniel Woods

Hometown: Richardson, Texas Sponsors: Nicros About Daniel: Daniel Woods is an American professional climber who specializes in bouldering. He has also established many bouldering problems in areas such as Magic Wood in Switzerland, Rocklands in South Africa, and in Rocky Mountain National Park in the United States. Woods has climbed more than twenty bouldering problems graded 8C (V15). He has also won many competitions such as the U.S. National Bouldering Championship (American Bouldering Series) and the Teva Mountain Games. Hardest Sends: The Process (V16) - Bishop, CA USA Hypnotized Minds (V16) - Rocky Mountain National Park, CO USA Lucid Dreaming (V15) - Bishop, CA USA El Diablo (V15) - Peñoles, Mexico The Nest (V15) - Red Rock, NV USA Defying Gravity (V15) South Platte, CO USA The Ice Knife SDS (V15) - Guanella Pass, CO USA Delirium (V15) - Mount Evans, CO USA Favorite Climbing Area: Rock Mountain National Park, CO USA Signature Series holds by Daniel Woods: DW 1, DW 2