We saw Nathaniel climbing super strong this season in both ABS Youth and Open. And now he got silver in Toronto at the IFSC World Cup. Congratulations!
Finals. Most climbers did 1st problem including Nathaniel. 2nd problem had a move to big undercling hold where taller climbers had slight advantage, Nathaniel did well and finished it. 3rd problem was about balancing moves on slabs made of big pyramid volumes, this problem saw only 2 tops including Nathaniel; he showed the character and fought to the end until topping the problem in last 30 seconds. He performed very well on last 4th problem showing intricate heels and toes from upside-down positions, fell on last move.
Will we see more of him or was it one time luck? Check the video link below where he is still a kid saying “I definitely want to do it for the rest of my life … remain fierce competitor”. He said it 4 years ago and kept his word, so we will see him. The next bouldering World Cup in Vail is just 1 week away, hopefully we see Nathaniel going strong there too.