Climbing / Climbers / Charlotte Barre
Name: Charlotte Barre
Interview: Moon Climbing / January 2013
Moon Climbing – When and where did you start climbing?
Charlotte -In 2008 with my boyfriend in Briancon
Moon Climbing – Do you have a favorite style of climbing (traditional, sport, bouldering etc)?
- My favorite is sport climbing and I like to do multipitchs routes as well.
Moon Climbing – You are stuck on a desert island with just one route and one boulder. Which ones would you choose and why?
-I can’t choose just one! A lot of routes motivated me.
Moon Climbing – Who is your climbing hero or inspiration and why?
Charlotte - I start climbing with strong climbers in Briancon like Yann Guesquiers, Olivier Fourbet, Tony Lamiche… Their motivation and their passion for this sport is a real model for me.
Moon Climbing - How often do you climb?
Charlotte - It’s depend of season but on average 3or 4 days a week.
Moon Climbing – Where and how often do you train and for how many hours per week?
Charlotte – I try to climb as much as possible, I’m a climbing instructor so I get to be out a lot so I don’t realy train. I always climb outdoor on différents cliff. I climb on wall in winter when it’s not possible to go outside.
Moon Climbing –Your top training tip or tips?
Charlotte - Climb for pleasure!
Moon Climbing – The climbing achievement you are most proud of and why?
Charlotte – A beautiful big wall in Perou. The Esfinge (the Sphynxe) is an incredible face lost in the middle of the Cordillera Blanca in the valley of Torre de Paron. 18 pitchs betwenn 6a to 7a with a summit at 5325m. The adventure..
Moon Climbing - What is your opinion on competitions? Good, bad or indifferent?
- I organize Tout à Blocs in l’Argentière la Bessée so for sur it’s good. I think it’s good way to display climbing as a sport. Me, I’m not very attracted to do competitions. I love to move over rock too much!
Moon Climbing – Your goals for 2013?
Charlotte - Climb again and again! Travel around the world to discover new place… I’m just back from the Petzle Rock Trip in Argentina and before that I was in Red River Gorge for more than a month. Is