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Description

The holy grail of bouldering. Every serious boulderer should visit Fontainebleau at least once in their life. You'll find a beautiful landscape, perfect rock and the need for a wide variety of climbing skills!

The area is mainly taken care of by CoSiRoc (https://cosiroc.fr/) where you can find most of the topos.

Access issues inherited from France

As of 2020, some privately owned climbing areas may have restricted access. Check with https://www.ffme.fr/

Approach

Located close to Paris, so there are many options to get there. Generally, a car is recommended to reach most of the sectors. From the La Musardière campsite, the Trois Pignons sectors can be easily reached by bike (or even by foot)

Trains to Bois-le Roi and Fontainebleau-Avon leave from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. From them, several sectors can be reached by a short hike of about 30min.

Where to stay

Campsite La Musardière for direct access to the Trois Pignons area. Several other campsites are around, but they require a car to reach the sectors.

Ethic

ATTENTION:

* FIRES ARE PROHIBITED IN THE FOREST *

The sandstone is fragile. To preserve the area (and the climbs) please adhere to the following rules:

  1. Use chalk with caution and brush it off afterwards (including huge tick marks).

  2. Chalk should only be used on hands, never directly on the rock!

  3. Clean the bottom of your climbing shoes removing all sand and dirt before any climb. This is essential to limit rock erosion.

  4. DONT CLIMB ON WET ROCK!!!!

  5. Night climbing is prohibited to reduce the impact on the animal habitat.

  6. Dont use the base of the routes as your toilet. Go into the forest a little further off the track or out of the area for a 1 and dig a hole for a 2.

https://respectonsbleau.wordpress.com/

History

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1908 the Paris Alpine club marked the first parcours to practice techniques for the higher montains. Since then, Fontainebleau has always been on the forefront of the development of bouldering. Examples are 'L'Angle Allain' 5+ (1935, Pierre Allain), "La Marie Rose" 6A (1946, René Ferlet), 'La Joker' originally 6C, nowadays a hard 7A (1952, Robert Paragot), 'L‘Abbatoir' 7A (1960, Michel Libert), 'Le Carnage' 7B (1983, Jérôme Jean-Charles, 1983), 'La Bérézina' 7C (1977, Pierre Richard), 'C‘était demain' 8A (1984, Jacky Godoffe), 'Fat Man' 8B (1984, Jacky Godoffe).

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
5,499
6,193
3m
295
2,123
1,772
3m
42
1,726
1,560
4m
80
1,936
414
3m
Apremont Sector
2,714
1,125
4m
26
Franchard Sector
2,687
2,058
3m
34
Larchant Sector
1,623
1,136
4m
23
Cuvier Sector
2,554
1,145
4m
19
Coquibus Sector
888
6
Nemours Sector
1,254
559
3
Malesherbes Sector
739
332
4m
39

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