Mattia Conte

Mattia Conte

7B+ ITALIAN CLIMBER, LONE WOLF CLIMBER

Italian climber who travels around Europe in search of the best climbing there is

7b+ climber

Lone wolf climber, enjoying uncrowded crags and climbing with only a small group of friends

SHOOT A QUESTION

  • I was born in: Lamezia Terme
  • I’ve been climbing since: first harness put on in 2013, but seriously climbing since 2016
  • I have climbed on rocks: 7b+
  • I have climbed on boulders: 7b
  • With a mattress or with a rope? Rope and Figure, but I defend myself with mattresses too!
  • Good conditions in winter or good time in summer? I prefer sunny winter days, I get along with spring & autumun, and definitely suffer in summer!
  • In the valley or in the mountains? Any, as long there is a nice view when you turn around after clipping the chains!
  • Alone or in a group? Definitely small, small group!
  • Edge or sloper? Sloper & Pinch!
  • Static or dynamic? I’m definitely a cut loose kind of guy
  • Practice or OS? I prefer practising and sending executing the moves as flawless as possible, even though the feeling of pushing your limit at every hold and every move during an OS try...is priceless!
  • Flannel shirt or T-shirt?  T-shirt->less

6 QUESTIONS FOR MATTIA

1. If you could only go to one area, what would it be? 
This is harder than which parent you love the most..but I’d go with Leonidio.

2. Which route "punished" you the most and which one was so good that it surprised you?
Punished, a 7a+ in Vall de Ribes, it was wet and had to find the hardest combinations to unlock different moves, but I sent it!
Mosaico, a 6a+ in Tarifa, it was my first sandstone climb and very different..it was the funniest, yet athletic and aestethic route I’ve ever climbed!

3. What OS do you value the most? 
Fisurian, a peculiar 7a in Àger

Lately I rather put enjoying climbing as a priority.
Mattia Conte

4. Do you have a precise training plan, or do you stick to the motto „the best climbing training is climbing“?
I follow a vague training plan, but lately I rather put enjoying climbing as a priority.

5. What about your diet, rest, and compensatory exercise? What has worked well for you personally?
Eating well has helped me in climbing and in other sports, as well as a good meal after a heavy day climbing to recover..a rest day every two days of climbing is my way, but i did manage some 3 or 4 decent climbing days in a row! My skin doesn’t say the same though :-).

6. Would you eventually like to try other climbing disciplines that you haven't tried much yet (races, multi-pitch climbing, winter mountains, etc.)?
I do enjoy bouldering competitions a lot. I did climb a few multipitch routes and I love the thrill and the exposure, the adranaline rush and the height. I would definitely like to do more of them and push the bar a bit higher!

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