Mid-summer madness at Petit Bois, who's in? This sector is small, shady and has all levels of climbing. It is only 20 minutes walk from Nemours train station, so we can welcome girls based in Paris without cars, and it's the last event on the calendar before we re-start in the Autumn. To mark this special event, Chalk Rebels and 3rd Rock have both offered to sponsor us with their eco chalk. These products are sourced sustainably by extraction from sea water, so no mining in China! The Chalk Rebels chalk is a liquid chalk in a tube, and the 3rd Rock chalk is a crumbly-nuggets textured powdered chalk. Come and try both, let us know what you think, and we'll let everyone else know ...
Rain sucks, but broken holds suck even more. Remember, never climb on wet rock in Fontainebleau.
The sandstone becomes brittle, and pulling on it will ruin classic problems. Drying it doesn't help, because it's still wet and weak inside.
All you can do is wait for better conditions.