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Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Dec 14, 2017 - 08:29pm PT
Marlow,

Were there any good photos or illustrations from the inside of that magazine?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 15, 2017 - 09:09am PT

Thanks for asking, Jim. I didn't find what I expected, but what I found was not less cool: A female boulderer (the girl from the cover) in Font 1939, climbing in nailed boots and another pair of shoes I am not able to see clearly.

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 30, 2018 - 11:56am PT

"Fontainebleau. 100 ans d'escalade" by Gilles Modica and Jacky Godoffe on Les Editions Mont-Blanc.


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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 20, 2018 - 07:45am PT

Fontainebleau June 2018

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 21, 2018 - 12:13pm PT


For a climber starting climbing in Fontainebleau some circles that can be recommended are (easiest circle first, then gradually harder circles):

 Franchard, area Hautes Plaines, Circuit Jaune PD- (Yellow circle, not much difficult minus) no, 2 2017. More than 30 problems, grade 2a-3c, not exposed. The circle was new in 2017 and is not shown in the guidebook, but is easy to find.

 Trois Pigonons, area Bois-Rond, Circuit Orange AD- (Orange circle, a little difficult minus). 37 problems, grade 2c-4a, not exposed. Found in the guidebook.

 Autour de Noisy-sur-Ecole, area 91.1, Circuit Orange Nord AD+ (Orange circle North, a little difficult plus). 47 problems, grade 3a-4b, some high boulders. Found in the guidebook.

 Franchard, area Isatis, Circuit Bleu D- (Blue circle, difficult minus). 50 problems, grade 3a-5a, some high boulders. Found in the guidebook.

 Autour de Noisy-sur-Ecole, La Roche aux Sabots, Circuit Bleu D (Blue circle, difficult). 46 problems, grade 3c-5c, some high boulders. Found in the guidebook.

 Apremont, Gorges d'Apremont. Circuit Baltique Bleu D+ (Baltic blue circle, difficult plus). 39 problems, grade 3c-6a, many high boulders. Found in the guidebook.


Progression from easier to harder circles:

Yellow circles
PD- (Not much difficult minus)
PD
PD+

Orange circles
AD- (A little difficult minus)
AD
AD+

Blue circles
D- (Difficult minus)
D
D+

Red circles
TD- (Very difficult minus)
TD
TD+

Black circles
ED- (Extremely difficult minus)
ED
ED+
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 23, 2018 - 01:01pm PT

Six extremely hard aretes from La Foret

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Cool video...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 15, 2018 - 12:18pm PT

Font moves. Some easier, some harder...

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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 8, 2018 - 09:41am PT

Bleau.info is the website for you if you vant to know more about Fontainebleau bouldering.


Bleau.info: https://bleau.info/

250 sectors: https://bleau.info/areas_by_region

Interactive map: https://bleau.info/map

Advanced search: https://bleau.info/advanced-search
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 9, 2018 - 11:41am PT

Fontainebleau - Ascension de Dame-Jeanne - la Voie d'Amour - 1920s


Fontainebleau early 1900s

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 21, 2018 - 10:40am PT

Bleausard

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 5, 2018 - 10:15am PT

The Fontainebleau forest 1861: The first nature preserve in history.

Once the domain and hunting ground of kings, the Forest of Fontainebleau, some thirty-five miles southeast of Paris, is where French landscape painting and photography took root. Rough and unspoiled, the forest was exalted as an example of nature in its purest state. Its distinctive terrain — verdant woods, magnificent old-growth trees, imposing rock formations, and stark plateaus — offered a wealth of motifs that attracted painters and photographers alike. The forest was such a point of national pride that a portion of it was set aside in 1861 as the first nature preserve in history.

Like Italy before it, Fontainebleau became an obligatory destination for any serious landscape artist. During the 1820s and 1830s, painters such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Théodore Rousseau helped to transform the nearby villages of Barbizon and Chailly into informal artists’ colonies and the forest into an open-air studio. Through their close observation of the native countryside, these artists sparked a movement known as the Barbizon School that introduced a new sense of naturalism into landscape painting and challenged the French Royal Academy’s preference for idealized pastoral visions of nature. In the 1860s a new generation of artists that included Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Auguste Renoir discovered Fontainebleau, laying the foundations for the light-filled depictions that would bring them fame as impressionists.

Augustin Enfantin, An Artist Painting in the Forest of Fontainebleau, c. 1825. Notice the climber on the top og the stone...


The stones of Enfantin: http://foret-fontainebleau.teria.fr/SiteFBleau/Fiches/HierAujTableaux/P70RocherdEnfantin.htm

In the Forest of Fontainebleau - Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet: https://www.nga.gov/features/slideshows/in-the-forest-of-fontainebleau.html
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 5, 2018 - 02:28pm PT

The Classics | C'etait demain, Angle Allain etc

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aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 02:29pm PT
https://www.google.com/search?q=seneca+rocks+climbing&safe=active&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS769US769&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjizJP9nvDdAhXCHDQIHb_cAk8Q7Al6BAgCEA0&biw=1805&bih=961


This huge collection of photos gives an idea of what Seneca WV is like.
mikegrai

climber
ON
Oct 6, 2018 - 05:39pm PT
I'm making my first visit to Fontainebleau starting next Friday. I will have 5 days, and will be based out of Avon. Anyone there looking for an extra pad and spotter? I am going to start off on easy circuits to get a feel for the experience, expect to top out around 5a or 5b, but happy to spot anyone doing harder problems.
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Oct 9, 2018 - 10:33am PT
Before John Gill there was Pierre Allain

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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 11, 2018 - 01:03pm PT

Ryohei Kameyama in Fontainebleau

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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 30, 2018 - 01:20pm PT

1898 Fontainebleau map: And yes, stones/areas are there...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 2, 2018 - 02:13am PT

Bouldering in Fontainebleau | Classic Canche aux Merciers | 5 + 6

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ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
ne'er–do–well
Feb 5, 2019 - 09:48pm PT
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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2019 - 09:35am PT
Such a great thread thanks to Marlow!
The last two posts on the previous page are exquisite and well over a century apart. Fantastic!
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