BOURGOGNE - ONSIGHT - A VUE
NOTE: tHIS VOLUME HAS SOLD OUT IN MOST SHOPS AND IS CURRENTLY UPDATING FOR A NEW EDITION IN 2013.
If you like good wine and food, and feel like some excellent climbing in central France, then this guidebook will be just the ticket. The photos and topo illustrations inside, are about as lavish as a top Grand Cru Gevery Chambertain or Chassange Montrachet - and nothing like the cost! So you get a lot better value for money with Jingo Wobbly guidebooks.
This region is one of the world's best technical climbing areas. The predominant rock is limestone, and in most cases here, it is a very hard and fine grained stone - very similar to the Frankenjura. However, it does vary thank goodness, so your fingertips will get relief from the pain induced by sharp brittle holds. The variety is certainly on offer, with small to giant cliffs, steep to overhanging, walls and grooves. There is simply so much on offer that you are almost spoilt.
BIG REGION COVERING 4 DEPARTMENTS
The Bourgogne or as is known in Britain as Burgundy, is the linking together of 4 separate départments (click on map of cliffs), and links the whole of central France from just South of Paris to just North of Lyon. It is hard to give an overall description of such a large area, yet for most part, it is lowland with snaking rivers and canals that bubble past quietly, to give a fertile landscape. The limestone is the key to the soil and the wines! Towns such as Chablis, Beaune and Nuits St. George should ring a few bells, and in the South, you have the irrepressible Beaujolais.
WORTH STOPPING OFF
The Bourgogne is directly in the way between Britain and the Alps, and therefore cannot be ignored. The campsites are lovely, and the cliffs are very easily approached. If you want a climbing area with a difference, but not too far a drive, then this is the perfect spot.
We include the majority of cliffs in the area for our guidebook. Only a few have been left out for delicate access negotiations, and there is so much in this book that you will not be looking much further afield. Of the 19 that we include, some only have a handful of topos, since the cliffs such as Saffres, Hautroche etc. are so giant that they have complete guidebooks to themselves (easily available from the local tourist offices). This guidebook is to introduce you to the area and give you plenty of information to get you going, and in a format that is easily understood, and with well checked grades.
All of the topos are in full colour and include the latest in grahic design techniquies. This allows us to illustrate many parts of a cliff that would not be seen by a photo, and enhance the parts which climbers will look for when finding a particular route. All difficulties are colour coded in the same advancing colours as skiing & Fontainebleau. All icons used are explained in international languages.
We not only recommend climbing, but give you around 40 wine villages to check out and try, and even leave room for tasting notes. This area offers everything to those who enjoy life.
NOTE: Due to unstable rock at Brochon, most of the bolts have been removed, with only 2 reported routes left.
JINGO WOBBLY BOOKS - COPYRIGHT: All the photographs in our books are copyrighted, along with all the text and topo drawings. We visit all the cliffs included in our books, and make all the topo drawings ourselves by hand.