FONTAINEBLEAU FUN BLOC
This is the new book for Fontainebleau.
ESSENTIAL FOR THOSE NEW TO FONTAINEBLEAU
This book is the ideal guide for just about anyone visiting Fontainebleau. 24 main areas are included - which are all of the must visit spots.
FRENCH & ENGLISH TEXT
The introduction is both in French and International English. The book is very simple and therefore will be incredibly useful, even if you only understand a small amount of French or English. The inside cover map shows all of the areas and is good enough to get you to all of the parking. Every area has an approach map from the parking to the bouldering areas. Each boulder area has a perfect plan of every boulder. Using this 3 part scheme, you can locate boulders without the need of language. Every boulder is then marked up with all problems at every level. Most blocs with more than one problem also have photo topos to perfectly illustrate where the problems go, and there are over 1600 photo topos in the book.
FONTAINEBLEAU GRADES and EDITING
The book uses Fontainebleau grades entirely, and have all 7000 plus problems have been re-graded in the Autum of 2011. This was done by a large team of mostly French climbers who live local to the area and climb in every grade level. This has ensured up to date accuracy and even grading at every level. Marie Rose has retained its Fontainebleau grade of 6a, and is regarded as the mid level for all of the grading.
All the local campsites are included, plus local shopping locations are shown on the maps in the book, plus details for contacts etc. See our page for any new information.
HOW BIG IS FONTAINEBLEAU
Fontainebleau is huge, and has around 10,000 important problems with easily 30,000 variation problems, so putting everything in a single book would give you a gigantic telephone directory. The area is so rich in different climbing styles and levels, that it demands specific books for different interests. This book is ideal for groups of people who want to climb together, but are of different standards.
We currently still sell our book Fontainebleau Magique. It is a very special book to particular mid grade circuits in the forest, and is perfect if you want a guidebook to take you to the quieter areas of the forest. We have plans for more books to the forest but you will have to wait for those to be published in the next few years.
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.