Engineering / Sports

Nate Ball

“I like to push limits. I like to do stuff that’s big and fast and explodes.”


Nate Ball is a mechanical engineer who invented ‘The Ascender,’ a rope-climbing device used by soldiers and rescue workers.


Nate is a daredevil.  He free-runs up walls and trees because he loves the thrill of doing something scary… and succeeding.

Inventing the Ascender

Secret: Free Runner

30 Second Science with Nate Ball

10 Questions for Nate Ball


About Nate Ball

Nate is a mechanical engineer and inventor. He is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of the company Atlas Devices.