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Updated 7 hours ago:
Patience Yago 7a
Rocher Gréau

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!

Updated 8 hours ago:
Traquenard 7b
Franchard Sablons Ouest

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.

Updated 8 hours ago:
Toutes des Précieuses 7c
Franchard Hauts Sablons

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

Updated March 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 March 23:
Le Teletebbies 7a
Apremont Désert

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

Caroline Coolen, March 18, reported an ascent of Joie 6c at La Fontaine Saint-Bernard
Caroline Coolen, March 18, reported an ascent of Silvergrey 7a at Mont Simonet
Updated March 17:
Strange (gauche) 7a
Apremont Bizons

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

Updated March 16:
Onde de Choc 7b
Apremont Est

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

Updated March 16:
Ménage à Deux 6a+
Apremont Ouest

A very nice boulder from the red circuit.

Michelle Kuiper, March 16, reported an ascent of Silvergrey 7a at Mont Simonet
Updated March 15:
Le Mandarin (droite) 7a
Roche aux Oiseaux

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

Updated March 15:
Tentation 7a
95.2 Ouest

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.

Updated March 15:
L'Oiseau-Lyre 6a+
Roche aux Oiseaux

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

Updated March 15:
Sous-Dur 7b
Rocher Fin

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.

Anja, March 15, reported an ascent of Le Toit Triangulaire 6a at Franchard Isatis
Soline Ralite, March 15, reported an ascent of Onde de Choc 7b at Apremont Est
Mélanie Jeulin, March 15, reported an ascent of La Bouse à Dom 6c at Cuisinière
Michelle Kuiper, March 15, reported an ascent of Endorphines 7a+ at Apremont Désert
Michelle Kuiper, March 15, reported an ascent of Powerslave 7a at Apremont Ouest
Michelle Kuiper, March 14, reported an ascent of Sous-Dur 7b at Rocher Fin
Michelle Kuiper, March 14, reported an ascent of Le Teletebbies 7a at Apremont Désert
Anja, March 13, reported an ascent of Luna 6a at Franchard Isatis
Dani P., March 13, reported an ascent of Sixième Piste 6b+ at Rocher Canon
Caroline Coolen, March 13, reported an ascent of Chien Assis 7a at Gorge aux Châts
Updated March 12:
Le Flipper 6b
91.1

Updated March 12:
Indestructible 7a+
95.2

Michelle Kuiper, March 12 on La Ritournelle

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

Josie, March 11 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 on La Ritournelle

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

Michelle Kuiper, March 11 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? ??

Michelle Kuiper, March 11, reported an ascent of Le Pare Dessus 7a+ at Gorge aux Châts
Michelle Kuiper, March 11, reported an ascent of Uruguay 7a at Roche aux Oiseaux
Michelle Kuiper, March 11, reported an ascent of Le Pélican 6b at Roche aux Oiseaux
Dani P., March 11, reported an ascent of Le Bas-Cul 5+ at Cuvier
Dani P., March 11, reported an ascent of La Sans les Mains 5- at Cuvier
Dani P., March 11, reported an ascent of La Raie Publique 5+ at Cuvier
Updated March 10:
Ridicule 7b
Cuvier Rempart

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.

Jenny Rogmann, March 10, reported an ascent of La Statique (assis) 6b at Franchard Isatis
Updated March 9:
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 March 9:
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 March 9:
We Were Voyagers 5+
Franchard Isatis

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!

Updated March 9:
The Ocean Chose Me 5+
Franchard Isatis

Sit start under the nose, and reach up to the lip. Make a super cool mantle on the right hand side of the nose.

Updated March 9:
Chien Assis 7a
Gorge aux Châts

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

Updated March 9:
Bifurcation 7b
Drei Zinnen

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

Updated March 9:
Malfrat 7a+
Apremont Bizons

The sweetest girlie roof in the forest. Cool moves and lots of opportunity to pull out the flexibility, creativity and finesse. Worth seeking out.

Updated March 9:
Lapin ou Canard 7a
Franchard Hautes Plaines

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.

Michelle Kuiper, March 9, reported an ascent of Le Flipper 6b at 91.1
Jenny Rogmann, March 9, reported an ascent of Bouddha (assis) 6b at Franchard Isatis
Petra Dvorak, March 8 on Égoïste

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

Petra Dvorak, March 8 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 :-)

Updated March 8:
Le Cygne 6c
Franchard Isatis

aka Le Cachou debout; You really need a certain hight/ape to start! Compressing slopers

Updated March 8:
La Récréation 7a
Cuisinière Crête Sud

hook and mantle

Updated March 8:
La Quille 6b+
Bois Rond

some good crimps in a sort of cave, then beautiful turtleback

Helen Dudley, March 8 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 on Respect d'intention

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

Updated March 8:
Égoïste 7a
Apremont

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.

Natasa, March 7 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

Caroline Coolen, March 7, reported an ascent of La Dülf (assis) 6b at Gorge aux Châts
Caroline Coolen, March 7, reported an ascent of La Dülf 6a at Gorge aux Châts
Caroline Coolen, March 7, reported an ascent of Da Moskitov 6c at Cuisinière Crête Sud
Mélanie Jeulin, March 7, reported an ascent of Travaux Forcés 6b at Gorge aux Châts
Helen Dudley, March 7, reported an ascent of We Were Voyagers 5+ at Franchard Isatis
Helen Dudley, March 7, reported an ascent of The Ocean Chose Me 5+ at Franchard Isatis
Michelle Kuiper, March 6, reported an ascent of Tentation 7a at 95.2 Ouest
Michelle Kuiper, March 6, reported an ascent of Indestructible 7a+ at 95.2
Updated March 5:
Le Requin Lutin 7a+
Bois Rond Auberge

It’s rather humiliating how long it took to topout, but maybe short-people-beta will be useful for someone :)

Updated March 5:
Tim Tim 7a
95.2

Alex Martynowicz, March 4 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 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 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

Sunniva Tomassen, March 3, reported an ascent of No Mojo 6b at Roche aux Sabots
Helen Dudley, March 3, reported an ascent of La Fosse aux Oreilles 7b+ at Drei Zinnen
Michelle Kuiper, March 3, reported an ascent of Sa Pelle au Logis 7a at Gorge aux Châts
Updated March 1:
Le Pare Dessus 7a+
Gorge aux Châts

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

Updated March 1:
Uruguay 7a
Roche aux Oiseaux

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.

Michelle Kuiper, March 1, reported an ascent of Hier Encore 6b+ at Cuvier
Katja Karjalainen, March 1, reported an ascent of Cosa Nostra 7c at Rocher d'Avon
Michelle Kuiper, February 29, reported an ascent of Tim Tim 7a at 95.2
Katja Karjalainen, February 28, reported an ascent of Calamity Jane 7b+ at Rocher d'Avon
Josie, February 27 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

Josie, February 25, reported an ascent of Chien Assis 7a at Gorge aux Châts
Josie, February 25, reported an ascent of Humerus (par le haut) 7a at Gorge aux Châts
Updated February 24:
La Diagonale du Ouf 7b
Franchard Isatis

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.

Aurélie Blaise , February 19 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 ! ??

Updated February 11:
Quartier Latin 7a
Franchard Isatis

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

Helen Dudley, February 8 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!!

Updated February 7:
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.

Caroline Coolen, January 24 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 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 on Lost in Translation

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

Rita Tuohimaa , October 23 on Hathi

Video starts 01:03


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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 on Napoléon

video starts 00:24

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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 on Bali Balan (sans convention)

Video starts 00:03

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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 on Jeu Sans Frontières

Video starts 00:37

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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

Helen Dudley, October 22 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 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 on Pitt Boule

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

Helen Dudley, October 13 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 :-)

Josie, October 13 on Pitt Boule

It looks cool but a little high. I am all alone so don’t have any spotters. Maybe another time. If you have other nice suggestions of not to high boulders graded from 6c untill 7b let me know. I will

Josie, October 13 on Pitt Boule

Thanks! Silvergrey was fun, fits perfectly for shorties. Nice line I think. I will check out the other boulder aswell, thank you for your help

Helen Dudley, October 13 on Pitt Boule

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

Josie, October 12 on Pitt Boule

Oh haha that’s a bummer! I see on video’s that even taller people start squatted aswell. We’ll see, going to give it a try today!

Helen Dudley, October 12 on Pitt Boule

Good thinking, Maybe that would work, but I just got grumpy and went to climb something else !! ??

Josie, October 12 on Pitt Boule

Damnit! What did you do? Just squad start and a bit higher? I noticed there is a not so good hold down there too. I thought maybe use that instead for the left hand and put a toe or heel around the le

Helen Dudley, October 12 on Pitt Boule

Sorry, I had the same problem, I don’t think the start goes at the same grade for shorties!

Josie, October 12 on Pitt Boule

The boulder looks amazing but the sitstart is quite stretched, I can not get my butt anywhere near the ground if it starts on both sides. Any suggestions? Where do you start? Thanks for the help!

Jantje Schelp, September 27, 2019 on Le Pansu (assis)

Unlike on the bleau.info video I went up left hand first. Left foot on the good foothold and right foot just against the rock. The key for me was to do the sit start without a crashpad because my righ

Caroline Coolen, September 17, 2019 on Scarlatine (assis)

The description on Bleau.info is quite messy, is this starting on the right with an undercling to go to the right for the first move (with a left toe and a right hell hook) or is this starting more on

Helen Dudley, August 25, 2019 on y'a pas photo

It is. This page is actually the result of a mis-spelling way back on our first day of entering data for BettyBeta, and should be hidden from view for anybody who's not a moderator. Here's the actua

Caroline Coolen, August 24, 2019 on y'a pas photo

Why isn't this route into Bleau.info? Looks so nice to climb!

Helen Dudley, July 7, 2019 on Share your views on shoes

What do you wear and why? Check out the shoe review in Articles and let us know what you think

Cat D, July 3, 2019 on P'tite Mousse

I tried this but couldn't reach the left hand crimp, what span can it be done with? i.e. do I have to be taller or just stronger?!

Cat D, July 3, 2019 on Close Contact (droite)

I figured it was the top right jug that was out because bleau.info says "...and exit to the left, without the sidepulls right" so it suggests it's when you're topping out that you need to avoid the ju

Terri Lesher, June 18, 2019 on Black Hole Sun

That’s the same as the videos on bleau.info. It is the description there that is confusing (“sitstart in the little pit”). Traversing in from the left is definitely better. But I can’t claim a FA for

Christina Herlitschka, June 18, 2019 on Off Topic? Clothes besides sport

Thank you :) that's also my favourite combination

Caroline Coolen, June 18, 2019 on Black Hole Sun

Hello girls,
Helen is right, the original version of Black Hole Sun start before the start that you did but maybe you can send it as a first ascent like "Black Hole Sun (raccourci)". If you want to s

Caroline Coolen, June 18, 2019 on Off Topic? Clothes besides sport

Hey Christina,

I did have the same trouble, espacially with bra haha. I didn't found a secret yet since my body is more like a 34/36 and which my shoulders it's not the same. But well, I do wear fr

Caroline Coolen, June 18, 2019 on What is the minor Crash Pad Equipment you take for bouldering?

If I have to choose one crash, it's always my Ocun Dominator because it's very nice for ankles :)

Nadine Anklam, June 14, 2019 on Rio Bravo

I am back in font for the next four weeks. Rio Bravo is maybe wet now after the rain but i dont know.
I would love to meet you girls anyway. Maybe we can climb together at Rio Bravo or somewhere el

Caroline Coolen, June 11, 2019 on S'il Vous Plaît

Hello Josie,
This boulder is friendly for short people with a special start : You can start with a double toe-hook or a heel hook (the last one was my beta) and hold the start hold :)

Dani P., June 10, 2019 on Can We Really ‘Leave No Trace’?

I agree 100% - and I think it's a very important topic you talk about!! If we want to conserve this wonderful forest as a climbing area (and that's our interest), we have to respect such guidelines.