Wonderfully high slab where the hard moves are at the bottom. Stand start at the left end of the gully next to Supplement d'Armes, and keep your head as you reach for the sky!
A neat little mantle out in the middle of nowhere. Start with the left holds on the lip. Not to be confused with Coup de Poing 7a+ that starts with the right holds.
A completely non-characteristic boulder in Font, with lots of 3-dimentional climbing. Sitstart at the right, under the right-hand dongle, and traverse your way over to the exit above the furthest lef
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,
Starts off with some fingery moves that suit the small and light well, followed by a bad sloper or two that don't really suit anybody. Then it finishes with a rather scary mantle over a rather ugly l
A fun boulder with a little bit of everything: crimp rail with a horizontal jump to a slot, then traverse the lip for an easy mantle. What's not to love? This boulder is hidden away at the far end
Precise heelhooking, slopers squeezing and a bit of compression will get you up this beautiful classic. Short people will have to start with a smaller right hand than others, but it gladly doesn't mak
There are three Mandarins, but this is the one everybody actually does. Its original name was probably "you did [Mandarin (sans convention)|https://bettybeta.com/bouldering/fontainebleau/roche-aux-oi
Interesting, squeezy moves in a strenuous position. Even when you're doing everything right, it's a battle to stay attached to the boulder. Fun stuff.
The first move looks really far at first but the high foothold will make the move possible (I am 1.68). The last move is reachy as well but again, enough footholds to make it doable. Might be harder t
The sit start is more of a hanging start if you're short, because you can't reach the hand holds with your butt on the ground. Traverse to the right and exit with a cool mantle.
Sit start in the centre of the groove, make a strong move up to crozzly slopers, and move right to a good hold on the arete. Keep it together for the topout.
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!
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
Sit start at the right hand end of the boulder and traverse to the left along the lip. Make a move under the nose, and do one of the coolest mantles ever at this grade!
Sit start under the nose, and reach up to the lip. Make a super cool mantle on the right hand side of the nose.
Nice boulder with quite a far move up. I used a heelhook on the big hold next to my hand. Mantle is easier when you’re short so perfect boulder for girls
Sit start just on the edge of the rock, with a sidepull pocket for the right hand, and a high left heel. Push with the right foot to generate a bit of momentum to reach an undercut sloper for the lef
The sweetest girlie roof in the forest. Cool moves and lots of opportunity to pull out the flexibility, creativity and finesse. Worth seeking out.
Fun fun fun moves out the roof, and then you have options. This option heads straight out right to a big sloper and a fight to get established above.
aka Le Cachou debout; You really need a certain hight/ape to start! Compressing slopers
some good crimps in a sort of cave, then beautiful turtleback
A classic of the forest. Fun, technical climbing that's doable (though harder) for shorties. The mantle up top isn't hard, but still it's handy to have a spotter.
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
It’s rather humiliating how long it took to topout, but maybe short-people-beta will be useful for someone :)
Really easy moves up to the bigger move to the edge. I found a small pocket/undercling on the left side (not the one you use later to get up). I put my right heel with my hands and get that pocket wit
If you have short arms, this problems looks impossibly wide at first glance. But you can outsmart the powerful moves with some sneaky footwork making this problem an enjoyable entry-level 7a.
Very nice mantle on top of a fingery traverse. Short climbers with small fingers can match hands in the first diagonal before reaching to the end left sloper.
Big throw to start things off, then a funky mantle and some crimps above. A little of everything, really. It's hard for shorties because of that huge blind jump at the beginning and the subsequent
A fun traverse along the lip of a roof, with some tiny crimps that work for small fingers and no reaches anywhere in sight.
Awesome, let me know how you get on. Silvergrey is quite straight forward for shorties, and you might try https://bettybeta.com/bouldering/fontainebleau/mont-simonet/poignee-damour too if you’re feel
If I have to choose one crash, it's always my Ocun Dominator because it's very nice for ankles :)