Climbing / Climbers / David Falt
Name: David Falt
Interview: Moon Climbing / January 2013
Moon Climbing – When and where did you start climbing?
David - Sweden 1986
Moon Climbing – Do you have a favourite style of climbing (traditional, sport, bouldering etc)?
David - Alpinism, Alpine Rock and Sport Climbing, Ice. Not much bouldering so far… But in 2013 I will start bouldering.
Moon Climbing – You are stuck on a desert island with just one route and one boulder. Which ones would you choose and why?
David - I guess you want them to last a long time so El Arca de los Vientos on Cerro Torre, Latok 1 7145 m, Thalay Sagar 6904 m and the Tre Cime towers…. Ok I know its a few but I can’t resist.
Moon Climbing – Who is your climbing hero or inspiration and why?
David - The late Athol Whimp and the late Hans Christian Doseth a Norwegian super star who died in 1984 on Trango Tower. Both invented light and fast and climbed stunning lines light weight and always stayed ahed of the game being as cutting edge as on possibly can be. Living climbers: Mayan Smith Gobbat, Joe Kinder, Colin Haley, Kyle Dempster, Nico Favresse, Christoph Hainz and Bruce Normand to mention a few. They all transpire so much energy.
Moon Climbing - How often do you climb
David - About 3 days a week.
Moon Climbing – Where and how often do you train and for how many hours per week?
David - I climb outside all year around so that keeps me kind of fit but I eat tons of chocolate so I’m never really fit only fat. For finger strenght I use the MOON fingerboard.
Moon Climbing – What kind of training do you do?
David - Climbing, road biking and fingerboard.
Moon Climbing - Your top training tip or tips?
David - Get out climbing in all possible conditions and you will find it easy on the perfect days.
Moon Climbing – The climbing achievement you are most proud of and why?
David - I hope that’s in the future… But if I need to pick a few I’d say our first in a day winter ascent of Gabarrou-Silvy on Aiguille Sans Nom (3982m) VI WI6 6b M7 A1, 1000m. One of the most iconic routes in the Alps and the best alpine climbing I have ever done. The 3rd ascent of Donnafugata 750m, 8a, on Torre Trieste in a single 32h push with Mayan was for sure a high point in my climbing life. Alpenliebe on Cima Ovest North Face, 600m is the most beautiful alpine rock route I have ever climbed. Super sustained on good rock.
Moon Climbing - What is your opinion on competitions? Good, bad or indifferent?
David - I think its fun watching.
Moon Climbing – Your goals for 2013?
David - More onsight climbing and far less projecting. Then I REALY want to do Das Phantom Der Zinne, 550m 7c+ on the North Face of Cima Grande and Pressknödel on Cima Ovest, 600m 7c. I also hope I can go to the Himalayas or Patagonia this year. I have a 70 meter 8a+ in Gorge du Tarn that I want to finish off, thats my only sport climbing project for 2013.