Nina Williams

Translate your feelings into effort.

About >

Nina Williams is the embodiment of bravery and vision in the world of professional climbing. Her journey defines new paths for women across multiple climbing disciplines, with first female ascents in highball bouldering, sport climbing, and traditional climbing. Her unwavering determination and fearless spirit propels her towards adventure across the globe, from Yosemite to South Africa and everywhere in between.

Nina’s pursuit of athletic versatility and growth is exemplified by seeking out challenges that test her perceived limits. In the last few years she has pushed into endurance sports by adding cycling and running to her skillset, most recently completing the Longs Peak Triathlon as the first unsupported female FKT (Fastest Known Time) at 13h:10m:07s. This accomplishment comes on the heels of her first female ascent of the notorious route China Beach (5.14b) in her home crag of Rumney, NH.

Nina’s career stands as a testament to her calculated approach, technical mastery, and willingness to venture into the unknown. A true legend in climbing, her legacy is one of boldness, resilience, and an unyielding passion for moving through mountains.

Interests >

Climbing, cycling, reading, music

Status >

Training and climbing in Boulder, CO and around the world

Sport >

Multi-discipline climber - Bouldering, Sport & Trad

Highlights >

  • First Female Ascent - Ray of Light - V13
  • FFA Too Big to Flail - 50ft highball V10
  • FFA - Ambrosia - 45ft highball V11
  • FFA Final Frontier - 5.13b trad 
  • FFA Father Time - 5.13b trad 
  • FFA - Window Shopper - V12
  • FFA China Beach 5.14b
  • Solo ascent of the Diamond
  • Longs Peak Triathlon FKT

Partners >

The North Face, Scarpa

Media >