Fontainebleau

Fontainbleau is one of the most amazing climbing areas in the Europe, the bouldering there is so varied that there is something for everyone. As such it makes for one of the best places to hone your climbing technique under the expert eyes of our climbing coach mark reeves.

Over the course we will explore many of the areas of the famous Fontainbleau forest. In doing so get to grips with climbing on these amazing sandstone boulders. Areas like L’Elephant, Bas Cuvier, 91.2, Isatis and other fantastic venues to suit the groups needs.

These courses run with a morning formal coaching before we stop for lunch. In the afternoon the group head off to explore the area of the day and attempt to work routes. The coaching in the afternoon is more focused on helping you climb a few project boulder problems.

We anticipate a rest day during this course, this is because the nature of the climbing means that fingertips are usually so thin by the second or third day that you will need a rest.

The accommodation is generally a self catering gite, somewhere in the forest. With a ratio of one coach to four students.

Experience Required

Some experience of bouldering is helpful for Fontainebleau, although the diversity of climbing means can cater for a wide variety of abilities from people climbing severe upwards. We do ask that you have no back or lower limb injures due to nature of falling when bouldering.


Typical Day

A typical day on our courses at fontainebleau is a easy warm up at a bouldering area with a hour or more coach lead workshop session. Followed by a break for lunch. In the afternoon we encourage you to tour the area and put the mornings lessons into practice. Your guide will still be on hand to help coach specific problems.


Airport Details

We aim to pick you up from Paris – Charles De Galle Airport on the first morning of the holiday and drop you off in the afternoon/evening of the last day. Please inform us of you flight details so we can add those details to the booking form.


Courses

We Currently have no specific dates for this area of Spain, but we will can arrange specific dates to suit your needs.

Photos from Fontainebleau Courses

A popular slab at Bas Cuvier in Fontainbleau.

A popular slab at Bas Cuvier in Fontainbleau.

Lynne making a bold and balance step up, with little in the way of hand holds for help.

Lynne making a bold and balance step up, with little in the way of hand holds for help.

Naill crimping a thin edge on a desperate font slab.

Naill crimping a thin edge on a desperate font slab.

Cheymoon using good technique on this prow at fontainebleau.

Cheymoon using good technique on this prow at fontainebleau.

Sunnier Climbs head coach on the sad now banned Cul Du Chain. The neck has since broken cause the whole thing to become unstable. No it wasn't my weight!

Sunnier Climbs head coach on the sad now banned Cul Du Chain. The neck has since broken cause the whole thing to become unstable. No it wasn’t my weight!

Classic Arete in Bas Cuvier Fontainbleau.

Classic Arete in Bas Cuvier Fontainbleau.

A quick demi after a days climbing.

A quick demi after a days climbing.

Mark starting his Off-width obsession at font.

Mark starting his Off-width obsession at font.

L'elephant

L’elephant

Naill Focused on the next holds.

Naill Focused on the next holds.