I saw many classic boulders, historic lines, with the desire to try and climb them one day! Two weeks ago I finally had this chance, as I spent eight days in the "forest" with my girlfriend, Franzi - her first bouldeing trip. To sum up with one single word: Stunning! Stunning lines, good conditions, by far one of the best accomodations I ever had during a bouldering trip and of course delicious food ;-)
|La Balance - Bas Cuvier|
After a nine hours drive we arrived on monday evening in "Bois le Roi". A friend of mine showed us a really nice place to stay, 5 minutes from the area "Rocher Canon" and ten minutes from "Bas Cuvier" and "Apremont", called "Gite Kailloux", where we really enjoyed our time!
On tuesday morning unfortunatley we woke up by pattering rain on our window. Looked bad for bouldering during our first day, so we decided to cook a little "holiday - menu" and take a walk around "Bas Cuvier" in the afternoon. Unexpected, a few classics stood dry and I could cimb "L´Aerodynamite" (7B+/C) and "Aerosol" (7B+) in a few tries and also Franzi could do her first moves on sandstone.
|Bérézina - Carnage - assis|
Next day we planned to spend our time in Paris: Waking up in warm sun shine, it seemed to be a wonderful day. After Louvre, Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower and many other famous destinations, we came back after 11 hours - happy, tired and with many good memories! Rest days are the best days - or could it even get better?
The next days have also been special and unforgettable for both of us! I was able to send of many boulders I really wished to climb years ago: "La Balance sans", "Bérézina - Carnage - assis" and maybe the best dyno in a climbers world "Rainbow Rocket" (all 8A), Apotheose (7C+), second go and few other easier but by far not worse than the other "big names", including "Helicoptere" and "Cortomaltese". Franzi could climb here first boulders in the upper fifth grade outdoor and got really close on some sixth, too! So cool!
All those time has been to short to try all great lines in this forest as our last day startet in Font. We had so much fun there and both have to return to finish off our projects!
Last but not least a few impressions in my latest Video - enjoy:
Fontainebleau - a week in paradise from Bechtold Fabian on Vimeo.
Pic.: Franzi Lehner