I have just returned from a few days in Paris. I was visiting an old friend who lives outside Paris in the small city of Recloses near the forest of Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau is a bouldering mecca. I am not a hardcore boulder, but I did manage to do some nice 6th degree Bleau problems.
Anders executes a dyno (Photo by Bo Nortvig)
Bleau is a fine place with a very special relaxed atmosphere. The sandstone climbing is highly technical and you will be punished instantly if your technique is not up to the task. The climbing is very ‘family friendly’ and so you could easily bring your non-climbing friends. This is a perfect place to learn the first moves on the rocks.