Fontainebleau - The Dream Forest of French Bouldering

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Marlow

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OSLO
May 21, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 24, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
Bouldring Font 2012
http://vimeo.com/42217779
Marlow

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OSLO
Jul 1, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Very nice addition Marlow!
Marlow

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OSLO
Jul 15, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Some easier problems


Family fun


Hard problems, Enzo Oddo, 16 at the time.
Marlow

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OSLO
Aug 18, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Jacky Godoffe & Adam Ondra in Font: http://vimeo.com/35329118
Marlow

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OSLO
Sep 1, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
30 min in heaven!
wayne burleson

climber
Amherst, MA
Sep 1, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Thanks for all the videos, especially of the more moderate routes that I can do...

As said several times up thread, I think many Americans don't realize how truly vast Bleau is. Most of the media attention is on just a few of the areas, and there are probably more than a hundred, each with 100's of problems. This is of course due to the geological bounty as well as the long history and the proximity to Paris, as well as the absence of other options close by. It is hard to think of such a good climbing area so close to a major metropolitan area. It's just 50km from the center of Paris...
klk

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cali
Sep 1, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
yeah, nothing like it. beautiful area with amazing history and wild variety in the movement.

my favorite stone ever.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 17, 2012 - 04:32pm PT

Fontainebleau State of Mind - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwlQJ41Ano0&feature=player_detailpage
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 17, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 30, 2012 - 01:15pm PT


Andy: Yes, Jo Montchausse is a legend. He has also written one of the best all grade Font guide books: http://www.amazon.fr/Escalade-fontainebleau-beaux-sites-blocs/dp/2700311906/ref=sr_1_18?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349042822&sr=1-18

Black: Some of the slopey friction problems grade 6a are 8b+ when wet. ;o)
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Sep 30, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
@ Marlow. 2:05 Jo Montchausse, legend. Thanks for posting the video.
BlackSpider

Ice climber
Sep 30, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
Hannes and Marlow:

Isn't "La Marie Rose" the 6A problem that Adam Ondra slipped off the same day he flashed "Gecko Assis" 8B/+?
Kenygl

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Oct 1, 2012 - 10:32am PT
I once had a friend tell me the only thing expensive about climbing was the tickets to get there. The fascination to go to new places and experience new things has somehow been lost on johnny come lately climbers.The nostalgia for new people, experiences, fresh ideas and challenges are what I've always loved and will always want from climbing. I want to go to there...............
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Oct 1, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Hey BlackSpider,

Your memory serves you well, Marie Rose was ONE of the problems Ondra slipped off. The other one was Angle Allain, which is even easier (originally 5+ or V2?). And certainly easier than the stuff he did send/OS/flash in the same outing.

Sometimes you gotta take a whipping with pride.

Lasti
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Oct 1, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
@Kenygl I had a similar feeling for Yosemite this year and in my 50th year I finally made it. I have been to Font many times and probably take it for granted. If bouldering is also your thing then you will not be disappointed. It's also very close to Paris so you can do the touristy bit and climb at the same time. Hope you make it.

Andy
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:36am PT
Bouldring at a modest level and French cakes. Mile End Climbing Wall (London) in Font.
Borut

climber
french
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:26am PT
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The Roche Hercule is close to the city of Fontainebleau. Trains to Fontainebleau leave Paris from the Gare de Lyon station every hour or so.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 10, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Die Bahn - the best place to start if you want to search for European trains (Paris Lyon to Fontainebleau-Avon): http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml
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