Bouldering in Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is the most popular bouldering destination in the world and a must visit place for every climber. Situated about 70 km South-East from Paris the climbing area consists of multiple different sectors located around the Fontainebleau village. Overall "Font" offers thousands of routes for different skills levels, so you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. The rock type is sandstone with mostly soft, flat and sandy landings. Easy and often short approaches and safe area makes it also perfect for families. The climbing itself is immensely technical and tiny footholds, balancy moves, sloupers and mantel top outs are all well represented. If you are an avid gym rat, be prepared for a surprise. Power takes you far, but it’s not a substitute for technique and especially good foot technique is a must here. But no worries if you feel that your technique is not at its best - you’ll learn it here! You can can also find roofs, jug hauls, dynos and such, if you know where to look for them.

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Travel info

Best season

August-September and April-May the temperatures are normally pleasant but not too hot. During easter Font is packed.

How to get there?

Usually people arrive by plane either to Charles de Gaulle or Orly. From there it’s easy to rent a car and drive to your accommodation.

Where to sleep?

In Font you can find an accommodation for every taste. A “gite” is a stone build apartment or house which you can share with a group of friends.

Other activites

Activities in the Font forests include things like hiking, biking, horseback riding, running, orienteering, picnics etc.

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