ft. 1 inch.
FRB: Ape Index:?
Nate: 6 ft. 1 inch.
FRB: How did you get into climbing, Nate?
Nate: I saw the movie K2 and
thought it was the coolest thing. When I was like 15 and a friend of
mine brought me into a climbing gym in my home town and I was hooked.
FRB: Where do you like to boulder at?
enjoy the free feeling of being outside and climbing everywhere.
FRB: Have you done any First Ascents?
Nate: Yes, I don't keep track.
FRB: Do you Sport or Trad climb?
Nate: I climb sport once in a
while and trad usually no because my gear placement isn't good and takes
to much time so I usually end up soloing.
FRB: What are some of your favorite
FRB: Who do you usually climb with?
Nate: My friends.
FRB: How did you hook up with Chris Sharma?
met through a mutual friend staying at the same house on a climbing
trip to France and became friends.
FRB: Do you compete indoors?
Nate: I have been for the last
FRB: What do you do to train for competing?
Nate: strength and agility training, campusing, yoga,
climbing (of course), and I hike a lot with my dog.
FRB: What training techniques does Animal
Nate: Animal Strength teaches
me how to balance and strengthen my body and mind as a whole.
FRB: Been on any cool road trips lately?
Nate: I went to Spain with Chris
and Tony Lamprict deep water soloing over the beautiful Mediterranean.
FRB: What are some of your favorite areas to climb at overseas?
Spain. Thailand, and Japan.
FRB: What else do you do besides Climb?
all I do is climb but if I'm not climbing I like hiking, yoga, watercolors,
race sailboats, surf, and sky dive occasionally.
FRB: How do you like to spend your time if you're not
climbing or training
on a beach with some beautiful people.
FRB: How do you relax at the end of the day?
chill out man.
FRB: What's up with the Hair?
Nate: it's the way it wants to
grow so I let it grow.
FRB: Who gave you your nickname?
What does it
Mechler the route setter of the PCA when he took me on my first real
climbing trip with some of his buddies, I was 15 young, but big and
smooth. And so it stuck.
FRB: What do you want to be doing 5 years?
Nate: I can't think that far
so far I've only been able to focus on today.
FRB: How do you want to be remembered
in the climbing
FRB: What do you suggest to people who are just
Don't stop climbing and step by step you'll climb to the top if you
put your mind to it.
FRB: Any final words of wisdom?
Nate: Follow your heart, never
give up, anything is possible.
FRB: Thanks for the interview, Nate.