Fontainebleau - The Dream Forest of French Bouldering

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2010 - 12:46am PT
Bouldering Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
A cropped Gerard Kosicki shot of Catherine Destivelle from Climbing October 1988.


The rest of the Destivelle profile at:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1276278/Catherine-Destivelle-Profile-by-Beth-Wald-Climbing-1988
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2010 - 05:08pm PT
A Ron Matous shot of the business from Summit February/ March 1980.

martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:17pm PT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2010 - 10:53pm PT
Thanks, Marty!

Such a sweet looking problem!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 28, 2010 - 03:39am PT
Poke
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2012 - 12:25pm PT
Ain't been bumped in years...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 18, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
Ambiance Font
[Click to View YouTube Video]
La balance - 7c+ - Cuvier - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vzMTFtqXWOU

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
Thanks for those video links Marlow!!!

Really gives you a feel for the place...cool stuff!
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Mar 18, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
One of my kids at Bleau, sat in a pocket!

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
Bump for ambiance...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 26, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
A video showing the forest and some of it's stones very well. An ordinary day with climbers climbing at a low to moderate level.

The problems of the circles of Font are marked with colour. You have the easiest white problems - then the yellow (jaune) problems - the green (vert) ones - the blue (bleu) - the red and at last - the hardest black problems. Some places there are problems harder than the black ones marked with white colour.

You may have three different blue circles in the same area - Apremont is an example. Then the painted shade of blue of the three circles are different.

The guys in this video are primarily climbing blue problems. They are talking Swedish.
Hannes

Ice climber
Mar 26, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
I'm not much into bouldering but I wouldn't mind a week in Font. Its an amazing experience but you get pretty humbled coming there, I had to try two or three times to get up a Font 2B. Later when spending a few hours trying to get up the ultra classic La Marie Rose, 6A without luck, an elderly french gentleman strolls up, says "Bonjour", puts a bit of pof on his shoes and does it without a wobble.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 26, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Hannes.

I've also had that experience. A local in his 60ies with his backpack easily climbing a problem I have been struggling with and continuing up the next problem effortlessly. And the young guns/bleausards cruising around on the stone talking about us northerners as "tres serieux" when we struggle on their warm-up problems and then "allez, allez" on our next try. LOL...

La Marie Rose - the first 6a climbed in the forest:
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
Busy little bumps!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 8, 2012 - 11:22am PT
A tribute to bouldering in Fontainebleau
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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 8, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Never been to a place that you could have so much fun while learning so much at the same time.


Font could very well be the best climbing in the world, thanks everyone for the inspiration.


Magique.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
Video bump...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 18, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Fontainebleau - friction and movement science
[Click to View YouTube Video]
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Easy circuit bouldering - Elephant/Rocher de la Justice-area
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 19, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Font - the vertical playground
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