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Updated 13 hours ago:
Parabellum 7a
Canche aux Merciers

Sharp little crimps and a bit of a jump if you're short

Updated 14 hours ago:
Ah, Plus Facile! 7a+
Franchard Hautes Plaines

Start way back under the roof, and stem your way out through a weird runnel up to the inconvenient holds round the bulge. Beta varies widely, so find your own fun!

Updated 16 hours ago:
Phase Finale (sans convention) 7b
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 16 hours ago:
Pain and Gain 7c
Rocher de Corne-Biche

Superb 7c fun in the sun! There are all manner of ways to climb this, so try anything. Sitstart slightly to the right on a good sidepull, then use a whole lot of balance and body tension to levitate

Updated 17 hours ago:
La Fosse aux Oreilles 7b+
Drei Zinnen

Really fun 7b+ on crimps. It starts lower than you think, in a small cave, but a sneaky knee-bar helps. Pull out of the cave to the right and keep climbing. The holds are all good, it just takes a

Jenny Rogmann, 1 day ago, reported an ascent of Mémoire d'Outre-Tombe 7a+ at Rocher Fin
Updated 1 day ago:
Le Krill 7a
91.1

Nice prow! Powerful first move. Placing a heelhook for the second move was the key for me.

Jessie Levillain, 2 days ago on - [n°12 Bleu D]

Sit start and some of the moves are much harder if you are ~under 160cm.

Jessie Levillain, 2 days ago, reported an ascent of Mouvement Perpétuel 3 at La Troche
Jessie Levillain, 2 days ago, reported an ascent of - [n°13 Bleu D] 4 at La Troche
Jessie Levillain, 2 days ago, reported an ascent of - [n°12 Bleu D] 3+ at La Troche
Jenny Rogmann, 2 days ago, reported an ascent of Le Krill 7a at 91.1
Updated January 10:
Les Fesses 6a+
Canche aux Merciers

Nice little problem. Same start as Le Nez (rallonge), then exit the small roof directly above you. Nasty sloper to mantle out.

Delph K., January 10, reported an ascent of Pierre Tombale 6a at J.A. Martin
Delph K., January 10, reported an ascent of La Dalle Cirée 4 at J.A. Martin
Delph K., January 10, reported an ascent of Coup d'Œil 5- at J.A. Martin
Soline Ralite, January 10, reported an ascent of Ludus (sans convention) 7b at Cuvier Nord
Elo, January 9, reported an ascent of Boomerang 5+ at Rocher Canon
Ann-Kathrin Vlacil, January 9, reported an ascent of Les Fesses 6a+ at Canche aux Merciers
Eniko Kakas, January 8, reported an ascent of S'il Vous Plaît 7a at Cuisinière
Mélanie Jeulin, January 3, reported an ascent of Napoléon 6a+ at Rocher de la Reine
Elo, January 3, reported an ascent of Sixième Piste 6b+ at Rocher Canon
Soline Ralite, January 3, reported an ascent of La Conque à Doigt 7a at Cuvier
Jessie Levillain, December 30, reported an ascent of La Fissure du Cube 4- at Rocher Fin
Delph K., December 28, reported an ascent of L'Angle de Marbre 5- at Rocher Fin
Delph K., December 28, reported an ascent of La Fissure du Cube 4- at Rocher Fin
Delph K., December 28, reported an ascent of - [n°27 Orange AD] 3+ at Rocher Fin
Updated December 22:
Défi Supplémentaire 7a
91.1

Updated December 22:
Abyss 7a
Vallée Chaude

Fun!

Updated December 22:
Adamaya 7b
Bois Rond Auberge

Updated December 22:
La Théorie des Plats 7a
J.A. Martin

Nice line to work on your slopers skills (even if you don't like them)! This beta is the small way to do it, taller people doesn't use hell hooks :) Sorry for the knee, this was the first go so I did

Updated December 19:
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 December 19:
Liakyssan 7b+
Cuvier Bellevue

Bérengère Lebental, December 17, reported an ascent of Défi Supplémentaire 7a at 91.1
Céline Terrier, December 7, reported an ascent of Liakyssan 7b+ at Cuvier Bellevue
Soline Ralite, December 5, reported an ascent of Festin de Pierre 7a at Cuvier Est
Updated December 4:
Tango Triste (assis) 6c+
Apremont Est

A bit of a one-move-wonder, this one. But that can be good if it's one move that suits you. The move in question is a strong pull off the ground using a good undercling over your head. If you can d

Updated November 30:
Tiliak 7a
Cuvier Bellevue

Updated November 30:
L'Angle Allain 6a
Cuvier Rempart

A super classic slabby arete that needs precise footwork and a bit of optimism to pull off. If you're realistic about the chance of those footholds sticking, you're doomed. Convince yourself that th

Updated November 29:
Natacha 7a
Marion des Roches

Updated November 29:
Anak 7a+
Cuvier Bellevue

Delph K., November 29, reported an ascent of L'Angle Allain 6a at Cuvier Rempart
Delph K., November 28, reported an ascent of Potage (direct) 6c at Le Calvaire
Delph K., November 28, reported an ascent of Nile Delta (debout) 6c at Cuvier Est
Delph K., November 28, reported an ascent of Pierre de Lune (direct assis) 6c at Le Calvaire
Updated November 24:
Powerslave 7a
Apremont Ouest

If you ever get tired of dicey moves way up in the sky over dicey landings, where a tiny foot slip will land you in the hospital, come check this line out. It's a nice low lip traverse on slopers,

Updated November 24:
Terra Terre 7b+
J.A. Martin

Mélanie Jeulin, November 22, reported an ascent of Da Moskitov 6c at Cuisinière Crête Sud
Updated November 6:
Echoes 7a
Cuvier Est

What an awesome girl problem! An amazing mantle into a scoop that fits small frames and only works with good technique.

carina, October 29, reported an ascent of Coup de Foudre 7b at Gorge à Véron
carina, October 29, reported an ascent of Le Souffle du Dragon 7a+ at Gorge à Véron
carina, October 29, reported an ascent of Zig-Zag Napalm 7a at Gorge à Véron
Mélanie Jeulin, October 29, reported an ascent of Close Contact (droite) 7b at Drei Zinnen
Updated October 28:
Ingratitude 5+
91.1

Updated October 28:
Goriak 7b
Cuvier Bellevue

Un super mouvement avec une inversée MG qui se déclenche en dynamique et qui se termine stat.

carina, October 28, reported an ascent of Le Petit Phoque 7a at Apremont Ouest
carina, October 28, reported an ascent of Powerslave 7a at Apremont Ouest
carina, October 28, reported an ascent of L’Oblique des Poulpiquets 7a at Apremont Ouest
carina, October 28, reported an ascent of Le Champi des Poulpiquets 7a+ at Apremont Ouest
carina, October 28, reported an ascent of La Rectiligne des Poulpiquets 7b at Apremont Ouest
Céline Terrier, October 26, reported an ascent of Goriak 7b at Cuvier Bellevue
Updated October 22:
La Voie Michaud 6c
Éléphant

Updated October 22:
Napoléon 6a+
Rocher de la Reine

slightly overhanging

Updated October 22:
Benco 6a
95.2

The right undercling is broken and pretty soft. It's easy to use another handhold instead. Rest of the rock seems pretty alright and safe.

Updated October 22:
Boyau Rouge 4
95.2

Amanda Jaramillo, October 21 on Vodka Martini

I'd believe it. I just remember seeing a video of someone doing it that way and thought how fun it looked!

Petya Metya, October 21 on Vodka Martini

According to Bleau.info, starting with he bat hang is the 6a version, but it looks way more fun ??

Updated October 20:
L'Américain (droite) 6b
91.1

Updated October 19:
Action Directe (assis) 7a
Roche aux Oiseaux

A low traverse, followed by a tricky move to get established and reach up to some nice Font slopers. A really good "First 7a", and very doable for shorties.

Eleonore Lamotte, October 19, reported an ascent of Le Toit Tendu 6b at Rocher des Souris
Petya Metya, October 18, reported an ascent of Action Directe (assis) 7a at Roche aux Oiseaux
Petya Metya, October 18, reported an ascent of Uruguay 7a at Roche aux Oiseaux
Petya Metya, October 18, reported an ascent of Le Mandarin (droite) 7a at Roche aux Oiseaux
Delph K., October 18, reported an ascent of Le Toit de la Gratitude 5 at 91.1
Madeleine , October 18, reported an ascent of La Gratitude 5+ at 91.1
Madeleine , October 18, reported an ascent of Ingratitude 5+ at 91.1
Madeleine , October 18, reported an ascent of L'Américain (droite) 6b at 91.1
Madeleine , October 18, reported an ascent of Le Toit de la Gratitude 5 at 91.1
Delph K., October 18, reported an ascent of Ingratitude 5+ at 91.1
Delph K., October 18, reported an ascent of La Gratitude 5+ at 91.1
Fabiola, October 12 on Tango Triste (assis)

Yes, it starts with a hard move to pull off the ground using that undercling, then moves left to the crack. Bleau.info has a good video.

Petya Metya, October 10 on Tango Triste (assis)

Does this line begin with the big undercling or how does it work? Also it is rated 6b on 27crags :)

Helen Dudley, July 31 on Contributing to BettyBeta

Did you work it out Josie? Sorry I didn’t reply straight away. If you go to the ‘contributing’ section, in the first bullet point, there’s a line in blue text... ‘import individual lines from Bleau.

Josie, July 30 on Contributing to BettyBeta

Hey Helen, how do I import a line that is not on the website yet?

Michelle Kuiper, July 19, 2020 on Dyno's for girls, any recommendations?

Hi Girls,
I would like to improve my dyno skills and I was wondering if anyone knows suitable dyno's for people who are shorter (I am 168). I did Keo (7a - Canche aux Merciers) and La Quille (en jete

Michelle Kuiper, July 7, 2020 on La Quille (en jeté direct)

Might be easier for shorter people because the foot holds are pretty close to the hands. Jumping backwards with both hands feels a bit scary at first but after a couple of tries and some commitment it

Michelle Kuiper, July 7, 2020 on Kéo

The jump is far but not impossible if you are shorter. The difficulty is the pore footholds and crimpy side pulls from where you have to jump.

Chloé Nicolay, June 30, 2020 on Le Trou qui Tue

Amazing, thank you Dani!! I'll try it again next time I go to Rocher St Germain! :)

Dani P., June 29, 2020 on Le Trou qui Tue

Hi Chloé, I've added a photo of the start, it should be uploaded soon. I remember I've needed the big crashpad to reach the starting holds, and the rest of the boulder was more like a battle, but with

Chloé Nicolay, June 29, 2020 on Le Trou qui Tue

Does anyone have a beta for someone who's 165cm tall or less? I can barely reach both starting holds at the same time, so lifting a foot is nearly impossible o_o;

Yujie HE, June 25, 2020 on Extraction Martienne

I'm usually very bad at dyno so I'm so happy to top this one!
My trick was to keep both feet on the lower rock, it's easier to push when i jump up forward

Yujie HE, June 23, 2020 on Panne d'Ascenseur

It’s overhanging with very nice jugs all to the end.
The arete in the end is far for me so I had to transfer my bodyweight to my right feet and reach the arete with left hand

Kathrin, June 11, 2020 on Lapin ou Canard

Alternative Beta for the roof section: If you‘re a little too short to keep your feet on the ledge to reach around to the slopers, a little jump works just fine ;)

Helen Dudley, June 4, 2020 on Délit de Droite

This didn't feel particularly hard for the grade, but I think its a mistake to try and use the lower footholds if you're short.

Caroline Coolen, May 30, 2020 on Scarlatine (assis)

De toute façon, le plus dur c'est vraiment de se lever, je pense que quelqu'un peut y aller 15 fois et pas se lever, c'est vraiment particulier ????? Perso je me lève de face, mon copain n'y arrivait

Helen Dudley, May 30, 2020 on Scarlatine (assis)

Bonjour Celine, Je sais que cette route est un peu déroutante, mais je pense que ca dépend de l'angle de lequel vous la regardez. Autant que je sache, la prise de départ est légèrement à droite et ten

Céline Terrier, May 29, 2020 on Scarlatine (assis)

Bonjour à toutes,
La description de bleau.info a été mise à jour suite à ma demande sur le site (dans la partie suggestion).
« Départ assis avec des verticales et sortir directement »
Ce n’est donc

Beth May, April 9, 2020 on Ongle Jo

Crimps galore! Great for the short.

Beth May, April 9, 2020 on L'Oblique

A fun problem. It feels like it going to be very dynamic for a smaller person, but I managed the ascent quicker than the taller people I was with.

Beth May, April 9, 2020 on Lapin ou Canard

I did some different beta than most; a palm down on the left hand, to snatch the top with my right.

Michelle Kuiper, March 12, 2020 on La Ritournelle

Thanks for the video and the beta! I'll go back and try it soon ??

Josie, March 11, 2020 on La Ritournelle

I can not send it yet but use a double toehook on the right and bumb to the sloperledge first before going to the arete

Helen Dudley, March 11, 2020 on La Ritournelle

Berengere let me have this video... does that help?

Michelle Kuiper, March 11, 2020 on La Ritournelle

Hi! I've tried this line last year but couldn't span the big move to the left (I am 1.68m). Does anyone have an alternative beta? Or do you just need to be tall to do this boulder? ??

Petra Dvorak, March 8, 2020 on Égoïste

By the way, you created a unique website here Helen, i love it!

Petra Dvorak, March 8, 2020 on Égoïste

I am not dynamic at all, after a few failed attempts with the long move i decided spontaneousely to try, and it worked out :-)

Helen Dudley, March 8, 2020 on Égoïste

I love your beta Petra! That right hand near the top looks like it might be the key! I’ve always struggled to set up for the final move on this problem! Thanks for sharing!

Petra Dvorak, March 8, 2020 on Respect d'intention

great problem, because it's not much easier for tall guys

Natasa, March 7, 2020 on Female rivalry: why all women get stung by the queen bee syndrome

Really good article, thanks Zofia. It's nice to put into perspective what I'm sure all of us feel from time to time. And yes, it all comes down to self-acceptance, self-love and self-confidence. Onwar

Alex Martynowicz, March 4, 2020 on In town, hoping to climb

I will be alone. I’m happy to do an early morning! And I work with little kids, so love having them around. Would you be alright if I took transport to meet you somewhere (your home or somewhere publi

Helen Dudley, March 3, 2020 on In town, hoping to climb

Are you alone or will you have family along? We live around Font, and I’ll have my 6-year-old son with me and could possibly climb on the Wednesday, or if you could get down early enough from Paris w

Alex Martynowicz, March 3, 2020 on In town, hoping to climb

Hello! My name is Alexandra, and I will be visiting Paris the week of March 16th. Would anyone want to climb together in Font. (avail 17th-19th)? I typically lead/top rope, but it seems like boulderin

Josie, February 27, 2020 on Humerus (par le haut)

On the video on bleau.info the climber uses an undercling on the right. For me it felt easier to use the right undercling starthold for a heelhook after the first move, and just use the arete for hand

Aurélie Blaise , February 19, 2020 on À Bras Plat à Bras

Un 6C un peu corsé de mon point de vue mais les mouvements sont tellement classe, je ne m'en lasse pas ! ??

Helen Dudley, February 8, 2020 on Recovery

I’m looking for any top tips anyone may have for speeding up recovery rate. I want to be able to climb when the weather’s good, and not have to wait 3 days for my body to catch up!!

Caroline Coolen, January 24, 2020 on Do Shoes Really make a difference?

Just saw the video of Le Denmat in La Super Prestat, I guess for him the answer is that it doesn't matter at all haha. (Link : https://vimeo.com/162671061)

Caroline Coolen, November 13, 2019 on Le Casse-Dalle (assis)

I wouldn't had put it into Morpho since I'm only 1,62 cm and I did it but it's obviously easier if you're taller (I do agree).

Caroline Coolen, October 30, 2019 on Lost in Translation

I've seen this boulder is became a 7a in bleau.info...

Rita Tuohimaa , October 23, 2019 on Hathi

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00:03 Bali Balan, 6B, Apremont Envers
00:24 Napoleon, 6A+, Rocher de la Reine
00:37 Jeu Sans Frontieres, 6B, Apremont

Rita Tuohimaa , October 23, 2019 on Napoléon

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00:03 Bali Balan, 6B, Apremont Envers
00:24 Napoleon, 6A+, Rocher de la Reine
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Rita Tuohimaa , October 23, 2019 on Bali Balan (sans convention)

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00:03 Bali Balan, 6B, Apremont Envers
00:24 Napoleon, 6A+, Rocher de la Reine
00:37 Jeu Sans Frontieres, 6B, Apremont En

Rita Tuohimaa , October 23, 2019 on Jeu Sans Frontières

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00:24 Napoleon, 6A+, Rocher de la Reine
00:37 Jeu Sans Frontieres, 6B, Apremont En

Helen Dudley, October 22, 2019 on Tube Rider

I found this quite a bit harder than Surf Betty because I couldn't keep my feet on with my hands on the top. Taller folk seem to find it somewhat easier. The beta I used makes up for the difficulty,

Helen Dudley, October 22, 2019 on Surf Betty

Ok, so I'm biased because I opened this line, but it is so much fun for someone of just my height!! Sit start to the right of the wave, matched in a pocket, and avoiding the pedestal. Move out to a

Josie, October 18, 2019 on Pitt Boule

I see this just now! Tried close contact but started to rain. Next time!

Helen Dudley, October 13, 2019 on Pitt Boule

I am short, not terribly bold, and nearly always climb on my own, feel free to look at my list of ascents for ideas, but I really recommend a day at Drei Zinnen on Close contact and Bifurcation :-)