Nathaniel Spencer use to be a Professional Golfer but is now a Ninja Warrior and climber. His first introduction into climbing was when he did the TV show American Ninja Warrior (Season 4. Summer of 2012). When Nathaniel started he went all in giving his full attention to climbing. With his hard work he progressed fast and was able to climb his first v10 in 11 months of starting to climb. By his second year he was able to climb in a couple IFSC World Cups for bouldering and is working to his ultimate goal of being a steady competitor on the World Cup circuit. One of Nathaniel’s most recent trips was to Hueco Tanks where he did two v10’s and five v11’s in a total of 4 days. Nathaniel is a part time coach at ABC Kids Climbing and a photographer.
When Nathaniel isn’t climbing he likes to sleep, watch movies, play disc golf, take photo’s, travel, help people strive to reach their goals, and many more.
What’s in your fridge right now? I live in my van and don’t have one. Need one. That would be sick.
Favorite Movie? Snatch is my favorite for sure. Quote – “Ooh. Dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more.”
Lifetime climbing goals? Be a steady competitor on the IFSC World Cup Circuit.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To speak to otters.
If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? Parents, Jon Belushi, Mitch Hedburg, and Yoda.
If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? Set my parents up on retirement and buy them some nice things that they have always wanted.
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Where’s Waldo.
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? I was a huge smartass. Enough said.
Do you have a spirit animal? Otter! LOVE otters!!