13 October 2023

Moritz Welt completes Action Directe

Moritz Welt, who previously has sent 18 routes 9a and 9a+, has done Wolfgang Gullich’s classic Action Directe (9a) in Frankenjura. Since the FA in 1991, it has been repeated 30 times.

Can you tell us more about the ascent?
The first time I've tried Action was about 5 years ago. As I grew up and started climbing in Frankenjura, this route was obviously one of the main targets I've always wanted to achieve. It always intimidated me more than other hard routes here. I don't know if it's the historical status or just the violent climbing style. However, the first time I properly projected on it was 2 years ago. I basically fell off the last couple moves for a full season, stopped progressing and gave up on it again. Then nothing happened, until this summer when I decided to spend my Frankenjura fall season on finally finishing Action. I still don't really know why, but already on the first session I felt better than ever and surprised myself with an ascent on the second.

It has been a great year for me in Frankenjura, haven't tried many different routes or spent many days here, but with Corona and Action I've finished both of my nemesis routes. And I'm really psyched to start into fall season with a fresh mindset!
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