Extreme Humans

Tori Allen – The Spider Woman

Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by Darshan Modi

Tori Allen
Tori Allen


Tori Allen can effortlessly climb massive walls and cliffs, like Spiderman.


Tori Allen was born on July 30th, 1988 in Auburn, Alabama.

Early Life

Tori moved to Savalou, Benin (West Africa) when she was four years old as her parents were missionaries and were sent on a Christian mission to the location.
Savalou was a very influential place for who she is today, as she was surrounded by animals and jungles.
The monkeys in Savalou taught Tori how to climb and as a result, Tori uses many monkey climbing techniques and performs monkey-like abilities such as being able to hang from a single rock with only two fingers.
She owned many pets from dogs to reptiles, as well as a monkey she named Georgie. Georgie was her first climbing buddy.
Tori won her first climbing competition when she was 10 years old.
She set her first national outdoor climbing record at 11 years old.
Tori became a professional rock climber at the age of 12.
Tori has her own action figure.

About Tori Allen

Tori was homeschooled until she was 8 years old.
Tori’s overly long arms help her manage her climbing feats.
She now lives in the U.S.
Her parents owned a climbing gym near their home.
Tori wrote a book called, “Life Rocks!”
She went to Florida State University for fashion design.
Tori also excels at pole vaulting.
She is an X-Games Gold Medalist and youngest woman to win a gold medal.
She travels, giving motivational speeches to schools and events on how to get high on sports as opposed to drugs and alcohol.

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Genetic Or Learned

Tori showed her ability at a very young age and says she goes by natural instinct. She also was born with very long arms, however, she trained at a very young age as well. We would say Tori was born with the ability to climb well (given her naturally long arms) however she learned how to climb like Spiderman with help from her natural curiosity and attraction, as well as her very unique upbringing in South Africa.

Names Known By

  • Spider Woman

Official Website


Featured In

  • More Than Human
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • Stan Lee’s Superhumans – History Channel
  • X-Games
  • Discovery Channel