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Areas in Fontainebleau

95.2 Oest 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
95.2 est 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Cuvier-Chatillon 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Dame Jouanne 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Franchard Cuisiniere 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Franchard Isatis 0 / 0 / 0 / 102 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 102
Franchard Raymond 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Gorges d'Apremont 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
J.A. Martin 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Jean des Vignes 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Maunoury 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Mont Simonet 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Petit Bois 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Rocher Canon 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Rocher des Potets 0 / 0 / 0 / 36 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
South-West, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Trois Pignons - South 0 / 0 / 0 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Trois Pignons East 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Trois Pignons West 0 / 0 / 0 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
Éléphant 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12

Description

Bleau is a very popular bouldering area. The problems are organized into circuits and each circuit is color coded for their degree of difficulty. The color/difficulty codes are White/children (pour les enfants), Yellow/easy to a bit difficult, Orange/some difficulties, Green/some difficulties, Blue/Difficult, Red/very difficult, Black/extreme difficulties. School children are often bussed here to frolic amongst Bleau's many boulders.

The area is expansive and lies in the forest outside the town of the same name. There are about 15 different sub-areas most with many of other own other sub-areas. Many of the larger areas have as many as 5 circuits within them. That's a whole lotta bouldering, folks.

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Fontainebleau is 55 km south-southeast of Paris.

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J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
quesque vous pensé de la grimpe en décembre ? what do you think to climb he boulder in décember ? Nov 9, 2017
I am an American student taking an 11 day trip to Paris in March, and would love to come and see the Bleau. If anyone would want to meet up and show me around, I would be happy to provide beer and gas money.
Please message me if interested. Oct 23, 2017
Abel.Richards
Waukesha, WI
Abel.Richards   Waukesha, WI
I am an American student studying a few hours away from Fontainebleau until December 2017. If you are in the area and looking for a climbing partner please feel free to text me at +1-262-844-0301. Thanks! Sep 18, 2017
Primetime is for sure June-Aug,XD
Jul 27, 2017
EB Climbing
Voiron
EB Climbing   Voiron
It was at Fontainebleau that the first climbing shoes
Historical EB

Apr 25, 2017
New hostel for boulderers near Fontainebleau: facebook.com/fontaineblhostel
www.fontaineblhostel.com
Secured access with key-cards, common room with free WIFI, equipped kitchen, linen included: 27€ first night, 22€ each following ones. Also small campsite.
contact@fontaineblhostel.com Mar 15, 2014
XOG
XOG  
Blanc (white) is the easiest (pour les enfants, as above), but it is also the hardest, harder than black. How French to make it circular .... Also, there are at least a couple of saumon (salmon) circuits, which is in between blue and red. Also, orange usually are longer, often more highball, sometimes with long traverses, downclimbs, etc. A local told me that they are some of the older ones back from the days when Fontainebleau bouldering was primarily a way to get in shape for alpine mountaineering. Green may be the same or a little harder than orange, but less 'wandery'. In practice I found that some of the orange circuits were both among the most fun and also not easier overall than green or even blue, because of the highball factor, the length, or the landing. Jun 20, 2010
Jeremiah Johnson
Contoocook, NH
Jeremiah Johnson   Contoocook, NH
Bleau.info is an incredible resource. It may be redundant to add Fontainebleau routes to this site; the locals have already put them on bleau.info and the site is (mostly) in English. It's also loaded with pics and videos of many of the problems, which is useful for scoping beta on problems you can't figure out. Mar 24, 2008
Jeffrey Struck
Portland
Jeffrey Struck   Portland
A terrific & exhaustive resource for Font bouldering is bleau.info. I've been there a few times; feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions and I'll be happy to offer answers. Aug 18, 2007

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