This is our very popular bouldering guidebook to the very best spots in Fontainebleau. We would reccomend this book to everyone - both as a starter book for those new to Fontainebleau, as well as climbers using grade 7+8, since the maps and photo topos are of tremendous help when using more specific other guidebooks. Fun Bloc is regularly updated with circuit changes and grade adjustments. The book is perfect for the single climber on their own, as well as universtity - large groups - who usually require a large concentration of problems across all grades.
ALL LEVELS - PHOTO TOPOS
The book includes the top 25 locations where all of the blocs are close together and easy to access. Every bloc in these areas is covered comprehensively. They are all included on precise aerial maps for a perfect overview, and most have full photo topos which make problem identification easy.
HOW LARGE IS FONTAINEBLEAU
The Forest is gigantic, and very very confusing. Out of the 900 square km, there is only climbing in 120 sqm, so you can very easily get lost in the remaining 780 sqm. It takes many years to get familiar with the most popular spots, and for the quieter areas - you often forget the access approach. Having a book with over 1600 photo topos is essential so that you can properly recognise all of the major boulders in a particular area.
We use the traditional colours in the names of the routes and for the precise grades (coloured lines just make the lines clear but do not represent difficulty). Starting handholds and footholds are indicated on problems - where there could be confusion. We also have an adjustable dot before the grade to indicate if the grade is for a short, medium or tall climber.
OTHER JINGO WOBBLY GUIDEBOOKS
We have also published FONTAINEBLEAU MAGIQUE, that includes 50 selected mid grade circuits as a bouldering competition. 25 of these are in very quiet and tranquil areas so it is popular for those getting away from the crowds. We are currently in the process of making another book to the secret areas of Fontainebleau.
TRAVEL & CAMPING
All of the useful campsites (5) in the area are illustrated on the maps, along with details of facilities. Wild camping in the forest is not allowed, so please do not use the car parks as a campground.