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Céline Terrier, 6 days ago, reported an ascent of E=MC² 7a at Apremont Portes du Désert
Updated November 21:
Le Lot de Boudins 7c
Franchard Isatis

A fun traverse along the lip of a roof, with some tiny crimps that work for small fingers and no reaches anywhere in sight.

Beatrice Milanesi, November 21, reported an ascent of Soupçon (assis) 7a at Maunoury
Beatrice Milanesi, November 21, reported an ascent of Le Lot de Boudins 7c at Franchard Isatis
Beatrice Milanesi, November 21, reported an ascent of Noir Désir (gauche) 7b at Cuvier Rempart
Fleur Sempret, November 19, reported an ascent of Le Pilier Légendaire 6c+ at Éléphant
Camille Clement, November 19, reported an ascent of La Selle (milieu) 6a+ at Gorge aux Châts
Camille Clement, November 19, reported an ascent of Beginenette 6a at Gorge aux Châts
Camille Clement, November 19, reported an ascent of Math Sout 6b at Gorge aux Châts
Camille Clement, November 19, reported an ascent of La Grève des Nains 6a at Gorge aux Châts
Fleur Sempret, November 17, reported an ascent of Cocaïne 6c at Rocher du Potala
Fleur Sempret, November 15, reported an ascent of Motivé 7a+ at Mont Simonet
anna beam, November 11, reported an ascent of Multipass 7b at Drei Zinnen
Camille Clement, November 11, reported an ascent of La Science Friction 6a at Apremont Est
Camille Clement, November 11, reported an ascent of Dallactite 6a at Apremont Est
Helen’s hidden , November 10 on How to tell if a hold is wet

Sympa cet article qui essaie de décrire ce que signifie le grès humide au lieu de juste critiquer les grimpeurs qui cassent des prises . Je rejoins entièrement ton analyse sur le fait que le grès d'ap

anna beam, November 10, reported an ascent of Septième Ciel 6c+ at Cuvier Rempart
Updated November 9:
Le Dolmen des Vieux 7a+
Apremont Désert

Beautiful Roof

anna beam, November 8, reported an ascent of La Fosse aux Oreilles 7b+ at Drei Zinnen
Amy Kroening, November 8, reported an ascent of Pagota 8a at Roche qui Tourne
Fleur Sempret, November 8, reported an ascent of P'tite Mousse 7a at 95.2
Fleur Sempret, November 8, reported an ascent of Tim Tim 7a at 95.2
Fleur Sempret, November 8, reported an ascent of Parapluie 7a at 95.2
anna beam, November 7, reported an ascent of Close Contact (droite) 7b at Drei Zinnen
Updated November 4:
Tim Tim 7a
95.2

Nice compression boulder, easier for shorties with flexi hips.

Céline Terrier, November 3, reported an ascent of Côte à Côte 7a at Apremont Buvette
anna beam, November 3, reported an ascent of Le Teletebbies 7a at Apremont Désert
Kat, November 3, reported an ascent of ACD'Essais 6c+ at La Reconnaissance
Kat, November 3, reported an ascent of Armageddon Numérique (assis) 7a at Justice de Noisy
Amy Kroening, November 3, reported an ascent of Le Dolmen du Divin 7c at Rocher de Milly
Kat, November 2, reported an ascent of L'Imparfait (droite) 7a at Mont Pivot
Kat, November 2, reported an ascent of Entre Deux Os 7a at Justice de Noisy
Kat, November 2, reported an ascent of Professeur Tournesol 7a at Justice de Noisy
Kat, November 2, reported an ascent of Électro Hyper Sensible 7b at Justice de Noisy
Amy Kroening, November 2, reported an ascent of Les Tétines 7b at Maunoury
anna beam, November 1, reported an ascent of Goriak 7b at Cuvier Bellevue
Kat, October 31, reported an ascent of La Voie Passive 6c at Mont Pivot
Updated October 29:
San Ku Kai 7a
Justice de Noisy

Updated October 29:
La Travassis 6c
Gorge aux Châts

A challenging sit or squat start with some tricky moves up an overhanging arete, then powerful dynamic moves to a fun top out. It is a bit reachy but smaller climbers may find higher feet and intermed

Kat, October 29, reported an ascent of Ridicule 7b at Cuvier Rempart
anna beam, October 27, reported an ascent of Le Ninja Blanc Bec 6c+ at J.A. Martin
Updated October 26:
21 Bûche Street 6b
Rocher Brûlé

Cool boulder for tiny people (&kids). Biggest challenge is to not make a dept on the neighbouring bloc

Franziska Steger , October 26, reported an ascent of Lèv'Toit 6b at Canche aux Merciers
Franziska Steger , October 26, reported an ascent of Les Fesses 6a+ at Canche aux Merciers
anna beam, October 24, reported an ascent of Pain and Gain 7a+ at Rocher de Corne-Biche
Celine de Waal Malefijt, October 22, reported an ascent of L'Anakoluth 7a at Dame Jouanne
Updated October 20:
Newton 5+
Rocher de la Reine

Super cool first move!! The first moves are the most difficult ones, gets easier then.

Franziska Steger , October 19, reported an ascent of Du Genou 5+ at Cul de Chien
Updated October 18:
Soleil Noir 6c
Le Calvaire

Choose your pockets! This line is on the same boulder as the famous Illuminati. It is a fun traverse with a lot of pocket holds to choose from

Updated October 16:
Close Contact (droite) 7b
Drei Zinnen

This one feels impossible until you find the right beta. Once you have your feet sorted, though, suddenly you're on top of the boulder. A good introduction to the grade.

Updated October 16:
Fatwoman 7a
Gorges du Houx Oiseaux de Proie

This beautiful problem is located on top of a hill in a scattered and quiet sector. It’s a real eye catcher! The crux is the move from right to left on the lip. There are also some other cool lines on

Updated October 16:
Da Moskitov 6c
Cuisinière Crête Sud

I tried La mouche this evening, but my fingers where to sore.. and maybe a bit weak for that problem. But this one was a really nice consolation prize. The start is really nice!

Updated October 16:
La Théorie du Complot 7b+
Apremont Désert

This cool boulder might feel really hard when you get on it for the first time, but don't give up! Once you get the feel of it the moves start to feel more comfortable. Especially getting off the grou

Updated October 16:
Phase Finale (sans convention) 7a+
Gorge aux Châts

A boulder that looks reachy at first, but a little ingenuity makes this problem possible. Start with the left hand pinch, the right hand in the pocket, and a foot lock in the big hole. Short legs make

Updated October 16:
Clandestino (gauche) 7a
Apremont Envers

This is a cool problem that feels way too reachy to start with, but with some crafty beta the slopey holds work really well in compression.

Juliane Holst, October 16, reported an ascent of Les Fesses 6a+ at Canche aux Merciers
Juliane Holst, October 16, reported an ascent of Lèv'Toit 6b at Canche aux Merciers
Updated October 15:
Cochon de Terre 6a
Restant du Long Rocher Sud

start with left hand on undercling and right hand on slopper. Left foot goes right next to your left hand, then reach for the excellent hold straight ahead of you (enough space for both hands, see vid

Updated October 15:
Parallèle / Fifty 7b
Rocher Fin

Il faut aimer les pointes pour ce bloc. A faire par temps sec.

Updated October 15:
Water Roof 7b+
Boissy Vallée de l'Église

Big moves on big holds across a big roof.

Updated October 14:
Le Maladroit (assis) 6a+
Bois Rond

Sitstart of blue no. 24. Nice one!

Updated October 14:
Fokus 6c+
Canche aux Merciers

Updated October 14:
Azurite 7b
Bois du Rocher

Great line, good for the hot weather!

Updated October 12:
Technodrome 6b
Éléphant

Updated October 11:
Soupçon (assis) 7a
Maunoury

Updated October 11:
Tendance (assis) 6a
Gorge aux Châts

A cool boulder on a hidden bloc down the hill. Hooks, crimps, a fun mantle and a "slabby" topout. Not often touched.

Updated October 10:
Pilou Face 7a
Franchard Isatis

Updated October 10:
Czek Chicks 6a+
Mont Blanc

Sloper

Updated October 9:
Nono 7b
Apremont Brûlis

Dévers avec un reta vers un mur pour lequel il est préférable d’être petit. Un bloc parfait quand il fait chaud.

Updated October 6:
Délivrance / Marquis de Sade 7a+
Rocher Canon

Hey hey After many tries, none of the betas I had found on YouTube seemed to work for me. I ended up using a small foot on the left of the three foothold of the right side. I use the palm of my left

Updated October 5:
U751 7b
Restant du Long Rocher

Really cool problem that climbs out from under a roof with pockets, a long and satisfying dead-point and slopers that benefit from cooler weather! But be careful, it is slow-drying and may be fragile

Updated October 5:
Berserk (assis) 6b
Franchard Isatis

The footjam at the start makes the move possible. First it feels unpossible but at the last mm before reaching the hold, the jam lifts you up! Second trick: find the kneebar :D

Updated October 3:
Kailash 6c+
Mont Blanc Est

Updated October 3:
F1 6b
Bois Rond

This is a short but fun one. Starting off with a sitstart and move along the crack. Few moves and you finish with a low mantle. Can be combined with a short traverse to Cascade 7a.

Terri Lesher, October 2 on Airbnb in Arbonne

I booked a trip to Fontainebleau for October and November but had to cancel last minute due to a climbing injury. If you are planning a visit during that time, please consider this sweet Airbnb in Arb

Updated October 1:
Pandams (droite) 7a
Restant du Long Rocher Sud

Beautiful steep roof problem on pockets. It’s a power endurance line on pockets. It is a real puzzle to figure out the foot placement and hand sequences.

Updated October 1:
L'Alisier 6a+
Haute Pierre

Updated September 28:
Pan Outdoor 6a+
Apremont Envers

Updated September 28:
Le Tournant 3
Franchard Isatis

Updated September 28:
La Pilule 2+
Apremont Bizons

Helen Dudley, September 22 on Fontainebleau in November

Hiya Heather, there is a Betty meet-up planned for October 14 and November 19, so do join us if you’re around. Are you travelling on your own or do you have a crew?

Heather, September 21 on Fontainebleau in November

Hi all, I'm planning a trip to Fontainebleau in November for a few weeks. I was wondering if there is a bit of a community there/ anyone also planning a trip in November that I could team up with for

Germaine Pötgen, September 19 on Mardi Gras

According to bleau.info the 6c boulder is to the left of what's shown in the video. The variant in the video is an easier variant.

Petya Metya, September 14 on Found Birkenstock

Hahaha, I opened this post thinking it was about a boulder called "Found Birkenstock" and pondered on the "beta" for a second before I realized... :D

Petya Metya, September 14 on La Voie Passive

There's a video of this by Michelle on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dtH4NwsnGNs

Elo, July 27 on Les Grattons du Baquet

Beautiful line. Did this boulder following a straight line without using the bucket on the left, makes the line very nice/pretty to climb.
When you have your left hand on the sloper just before the t

Anna Trybis, July 8 on Boudak

A foot match on the crescent out right allows a high heel and its pretty much over. Not sure about the exit, maybe I should have carried on straight up rather than going slightly right.

Aurélie Blaise , June 29 on La Moreau (assis)

Hi Maja, agreed with Helen.
One simple pad is enough for this block. Cheers

Helen Dudley, June 29 on La Moreau (assis)

Hi Maja, in my opinion you don’t get to stack pads for foot holds. It’s definitely a grey area stacking pads anyway, but for me I feel reaching hand holds is legit because it’s impossible without. I

Maja Lecher, June 29 on La Moreau (assis)

Ethics question/discussion: does going straight into the heel hook via a stacked pad count as a tick? On the one hand only the starting holds are defined on bleau.info and there's public ascents start

giulia, June 25 on Wolverine

Il a l'air trop bien ce bloc. A-t-on obligatoirement besoin d'un knee pad ou est'ce que c'est faisable sans?

Beatrice Milanesi, June 17 on Anak

Topo says to start with the lowest two crimps. So I started with my left hand on the smallest crimp and the right one on the good one. I found the move harder in that way.

Helen Dudley, June 11 on La Raie Publique

It’s awesome!! ????

HR, June 11 on La Raie Publique

The conversation in the back of this video is hilarious

Elena Marshall, May 19, 2023 on Simply the best!

Hello! I really would like to come to this -- I live in Paris and want to take the RER and a bike to get there, and go back in the evening. Do you have more details about where and when to meet on the

emma bullivant, May 6, 2023 on Out of the way of the May Madness - and opening clinic

I’m at the campsite you suggested :) it’s so beautiful I thought I’ll stay for the night to get some rest and see what’s what in the morning :)
Thanks Helen :)

Helen Dudley, May 6, 2023 on Out of the way of the May Madness - and opening clinic

Hiya, we are still meeting up to talk about opening new boulders. It’s going to be a bit wet, so I’m not sure how many will come, but I’ll be there between 11am and 12.

emma bullivant, May 6, 2023 on Out of the way of the May Madness - and opening clinic

Hi Helen, just seen the site that tomorrow is cancelled and the weathers not looking good for the rest of the week :( probably gonna head to the coast if that’s the case hey. But thank you again for g

Jantje Schelp, May 6, 2023 on Found Birkenstock

Found the right shoe of a pair of brown Birkenstocks in Coquibus Auvergne. I put it under the Crotale Boulder. Hoping it finds its way home!

Helen Dudley, May 2, 2023 on Out of the way of the May Madness - and opening clinic

Hiya Emma,

These are two free bivouacs, where you can park overnight without worries

1. Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/XN1YHn74xTHGvvNPA?g_st=ic

2. Parking Bourron (bivouac)
https:

Helen Dudley, May 2, 2023 on Out of the way of the May Madness - and opening clinic

Hiya Emma,

These are two free bivouacs, where you can park overnight without worries

1. Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/XN1YHn74xTHGvvNPA?g_st=ic

2. Parking Bourron (bivouac)
https:

emma bullivant, May 2, 2023 on Out of the way of the May Madness - and opening clinic

Hello, I’m emma I’m really excited to be heading there for the women’s meet up on the 7th and just wondering about the best place to camp in the van near by? If anyone has a recommendation that would

Yana Last, May 1, 2023 on Le Difficile

Being small makes this slab more of a challenge, but adds some amazing moves! For me, this meant a toe hook start and a slow stand up with an undercling edge near the top. Enjoy!

Terri Lesher, April 30, 2023 on Pulpfriction (debout)

The Jingo Wobbly Top Secret guidebook calls the version in this video Tabac Froid 5c. There’s a Tabac Froid 5+ on Bleau.info, but the photos and video there show a climber on the face to the right. I

Ida Kretschel, April 28, 2023 on Kut de Crêpe

The big ledge around the right corner (not visible on video) is eliminated. I placed my heel quite a bit before the crack on the wall.

Dani P., April 28, 2023 on Pulpfriction (debout)

Hi Jessie, I ran into the same contradiction as you. The stand start on the left didn't feel like a 6b either, more like 5+, in my opinion. I interpreted the foto and description of Bleau.info to mean

Jessie L., April 27, 2023 on Pulpfriction (debout)

Hi Helen, got it. Thanks for the explanation, I hope so as well!

Helen Dudley, April 27, 2023 on Pulpfriction (debout)

Hiya Jessie, think it depended on whether you use the ‘pedestal’ block, but it’s pretty confusing. The route descriptions and names of these on Bleau.info are undergoing a flux at the moment, so hop

Jessie L., April 27, 2023 on Pulpfriction (debout)

Isn't the video "Pulpfriction (gauche)" debout (or "Pulped friction" in some guidebooks) rather than "Pulpfriction (debout) 6b" ?
bleau.info and my guidebooks say the 6b version is on the right side

Helen Dudley, April 19, 2023 on First time in Font

I have learnt that ‘Le Rempart’, the climbing wall, offers guiding services. Maybe they could help?

Helen Dudley, April 19, 2023 on First time in Font

Hiya Eirini, I’m sorry it’s taken a while to reply, but I’m trying to find someone who could hook-up with you. So far I’ve drawn a blank, but I’ll keep trying. You could also join the Facebook group

Theresa K, April 17, 2023 on Des Vertes et des pas Mûres

The foothold to the left seems to have been broken off a little but it is still usable, just very sandy - be careful!

Helen Dudley, April 15, 2023 on Le Presse-Banane (assis)

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqFlx9GDOY-/