Founder & Climber
Nate’s Climbing Bio
What do you do when you are not climbing (other hobbies/counter sports)?
I practice Ashtanga yoga, listen to music, vacation in sunny places with Erin, and think about how to make the best Anjuna Medicine brand around!
Favorite climbing shoe?
Five Ten Dragons, Blackwings, and V10s. (I’ve not tried the La Sportiva Solutions yet, but I think those will be my next pair!)
If you had to name one aspect of climbing that gets your most psyched, what would it be?
The adventures and exploration aspect, for sure. Also, the ability to try a problem or route and get completely shut down and think—”gosh, that might be impossible”—but then to come back and unlock the sequence, discover the beta, and send the problem or route. Gives me the feeling as if ‘impossible is nothing’. That’s what get’s me psyched!
How many whippers have you taken?
So many! Some of the biggest have been at Red River Gorge in the Motherlode after finishing Omaha Beach and Transworld. Those were HUGE falls. I’ve also taken some screamers in Yosemite that almost made me not want to go back (but, I did)! 😉
What is the best part of any climb?
What is the scariest, or most intimidating part about climbing?
Essential climbing food?
If you never started climbing what would you have pursued instead?
I have no idea! Climbing caught my attention from the very beginning, and I’ve never looked at any other activity with as much love as I do climbing. Who knows what else I would have done.
Who is your idol/hero?
In the climbing world it is certainly Bill Ramsey. He has inspired me from the first day a met him, and even now in his late 50s, he still climbs like a hardman. He’s a constant source of inspiration!
Guilty Oregon pleasure?
Euphoria Chocolate in Eugene. I seriously can never say no to their stuff.
Tea or coffee or Kombucha?
Kombucha and Tea. Currently, I’m on a coffee break.
Favorite Eugene meal after climbing?
Probably going to Falling Sky for a light meal and a beer.
What are your top 3 fav climbing locations?