Franchard Isatis


Isatis has a wealth of climbing possibility for women of all abilities. From Blue #1, which has given hundreds of "girlfriends" their first introduction to the sport all the way up through the grades to 7C's like Iceberg and Lot de Boudins.

It has some lovely lines in the 7A range if you're feeling strong, and the best Blue and Red Circuits in the forest. (And a really good Orange!)

The lower bit of Franchard Isatis doesn't dry quite as quickly as some of the more exposed spots in the forest, but a bit of sun and breeze can do wonders to the compact stone at the top of the hill near Abdolobotomy. It's worth checking out during any month of the year.

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