The magical beach of Éléphant filled with amazing features and big boulders, often with a sand beach as the ground. It's a fairy tale to be honest. The area is very popular and family friendly. It's for sure a MUST when you visit Fontainebleau.
There are problems for everyone, from really easy juggy pocket festivals to hard boulders with tiny holds.
Some problems are very high. Be sure that you know how to exit before you climb up.

Some super problems to try would be:

Coup de lune 7C
Figure de Proue 7A
Toit de Lépiney 6B+
Gigabyte 5+
Barre fixe assis 7B+
La voie Michaud 6C
Le Lépreux direct 7A
Partenaire Particulier 8A/+
Le Cœur 7A !!!!! *****
Le bouton 7A
La Dalle à Poly / Gruyère 5+ *****

Also the area features many circuits but most of them are not done in years. The black one is visible on many boulders but has a huge amount of very very high problems. The blue one stretches on forever and the last 40 problems are hard to find. Also just before the area starts there is a white circuit for children on the right hillside.

So the area is absolutely spectacular!!!
The sandstone around this area is softer than in Fontainebleau in general. Please let the rock dry properly (48-72 hours) after heavy rain. Even if it looks dry, it might not be. And the area has been damaged lately quite much because people don't care. Please do care! Thank you :)


Climbing has been limited!


Due to erosion there have been movements on several boulders in the area. These areas have been closed. Please respect this!

The actual Èlèphant boulder, the first block you see when walking in to the area. The one looking like an elephant has a ban to climb on it right now. There is a risk that the entire boulder will collapse! Please do not climb on this one until further notice, it's dangerous!!

The rock at Éléphant is softer than in Fontainebleau usually. Please wait that it dries completely after the rain or you risk pulling holds off, or destroying the surface so the rock starts to "sand". It's recommended to let the rock dry for 48-72 hours after rain.