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Rock Climbing in Fontainebleau

Discover the enchanting forest scenery and myriad boulders of the fantastic Fontainebleau forest!

Situated just 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of Paris, the Fontainebleau forest is one of the world’s top spots for bouldering. Once used as a training ground for aspiring alpinists, the region has undergone a bouldering revolution, attracting the world;s top climbers to test out their skills! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips to Fontainebleau. The mountains are calling!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Nikita Kazantsev

5.00

September, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

Our guide, Claire, was very friendly, knowing and responsive and helped us to dive into an outdoor bouldring for the first time - exactly what we were looking for

Daniel Moulson

5.00

September, 2022

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Ivan was great at introducing us to Fontainebleau. He was very knowledgeable had lots of information to share and guided us around boulders that were a lot of fun for our level. I’d definitely recommend Ivan as Font can be a confusing place and he led us superbly.

Ellen Patridge

5.00

September, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

We are so happy we got the chance to have a guided session at Fontainebleau with the E-S Guide team. They were super helpful and responsive, getting me and my climbing partner set up with a trip with <48 hours turnaround from first contact. We worked with Jèrèmie, who was top notch - he knew the area really well and was able to guide both of us to top multiple routes. He met us where we were at with our climbing ability, and was extremely creative at suggesting alternative beta and helping us through problems. THANK YOU!

James Roberts

5.00

August, 2022

1+ day Guided Bouldering in Fontainebleau (Paris)

Had a super time! :)

Alex Manson

5.00

August, 2022

1+ day Guided Bouldering in Fontainebleau (Paris)

Claire the guide was great and could adapt to the various levels of climbing in the group, while showing us the Fontainebleau playground.. Service experience was flawless with direct contact enabling to identify a guide at very short notice. Thanks for everything!

Maya Biegun

5.00

August, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

Communication with our guide, Claire, was super easy (via WhatsApp). We met her at the arranged meeting place and she showed us a great range of appropriate climbing spots. Her recommendations were exactly as we had requested (beginner and intermediate). Claire was informative, encouraging and patient, and her manner/teaching style really made for an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.‘I couldn’t recommend the service, or Claire, highly enough.

Christine Moore

4.00

July, 2022

Half-Day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, near Paris

We had a great experience with our guide, Leo. He arrived on time, picked us up at the train at station and drove us to the climbing spot. Leo is very friendly, introduced to us the history of the town along our ride. He is a great climber. My 15 year old is an experienced indoor climber. He had such a great time with Leo and learned a lot also. I would highly recommend Leo for anyone who wants to try climbing at Fontainebleau. The only reason I rated 4 on service is because I found out the last minute change in the guide after I sent an email inquiring/confirming our meeting time and place before we left home for Paris. I wasn’t sure how I might have found out it’ll I didn’t proactively send a message. To be fair, Ivan responded to my email quickly and the next day I heard from Leo. I emailed Leo when we landed in Paris and connected on What’s App. At the end of the day, it all worked out great! We loved the service, and Leo is an excellent climbing guide!!!

Siyan Wang

5.00

July, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

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Augustus Lidaka

5.00

July, 2022

1+ day Guided Bouldering in Fontainebleau (Paris)

Léo was a great guide - when the weather forecast was quite poor for our original date, he was very accommodating and flexible, meeting us a day early despite some logistical challenges on our end. Then he was a great guide, showing us around a variety of good boulder problems and helping us understand the local style/ethics.

Kara Saddoris

5.00

June, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

We had an amazing experience at Fontainebleau. Our guide Jeremie was excellent and our kids cannot stop talking about the day and have asked to go back every day since our climbing adventure. Thank you to the explore share team for ensuring we had the perfect trip.

Eric Yu

5.00

June, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

Ivan was a fun and great guide in Fontainebleau !

Eric A.

5.00

April, 2022

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

We went to Fontaineblue, south of Paris. Share-explore helped us find a very nice guide, Claire, wich did a very professional work that day with us. I will definitely use them for my next tour! The communication was quick and uncomplicated. I really enjoyed the experience. Cheers

Robin Petersen

5.00

April, 2022

1+ day Guided Bouldering in Fontainebleau (Paris)

Great company with easy booking and super service! The climbing instructors/guides we had in Fountainebleau (Ivan, Leo, Jeremy and Damian) were very nice, friendly, flexible, skilled in climbing and teaching (even a big group of 30 people) and difinetly worth a booking! Thank you for a great experience on the boulders!

Leslie Gamache

5.00

March, 2022

1+ day Guided Bouldering in Fontainebleau (Paris)

Great experience. Easy day trip from Paris and our teenage boys enjoyed getting in some exercise

Julie Jacob

5.00

March, 2022

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

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Mei Lee Lim

4.00

November, 2021

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

We had a great time during our half day bouldering course with Claire in Fontainebleau. We tried to do it in the summer but unfortunately Gauthier and his team were fully booked. Nevertheless communication was excellent and we knew we would come back to Gauthier in the autumn. He was extremely swift and super friendly in all our exchanges. Thank you for organizing our experience. We look forward to doing a whole day session with you soon. Best, Mei

Kelly Boyle Campelli

5.00

October, 2021

1+ day Guided Bouldering in Fontainebleau (Paris)

Gauthier was quick to respond in the initial booking process and answered any and all questions. Closer to our trip, he helpfully set me up with our guide on what’s app so we could discuss the plan. Our guide Ivan in Fountainbleau was fantastic - helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I look forward to working with both explore-share and Ivan again in the future. Would highly recommend.

Denis Erfurt

5.00

September, 2021

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

Scheduled a Bouldering in Fontainebleau for two days in advance. Gauthier was super helpful over whatsapp and could schedule me a session with Claire, a professional climber/boulderer. We had a great time and she showed me many of her favorite problems! Happy to come again and schedule another session with them!

Jamie L.

5.00

May, 2021

Half-Day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, near Paris

This was the first time that my friend and I went adventuring with Explore-Share. The process of booking and getting information from Gauthier and our guide (Ivan) was super straight-forward. On the day itself, our guide did a really nice job of creating an itinerary that was exciting and suitable for both a semi-experienced climber and a first-timer. As well as having fun, Ivan helped us to identify how to improve on our techniques moving forward. Would highly recommend. I'm already in the process of booking my next trip with Explore-Share!

Paula Raith

5.00

September, 2020

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Ivan was very mindful with different characters of the large group. Ivan is a very experienced boulderer and could share his knowledge in an easy way to give a good start to the group. Furthermore he took pictures and give helpful advises for the rest of our trip.

Eilean Ellison

5.00

July, 2020

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

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Axelle

4.00

June, 2020

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Ivan is very nice and friendly, he is very experienced and gave great advice, while adapting to different levels and ages. He knows perfectly the Fontainebleau site which is a great spot for climbing. Excellent experience which we recommend for family trip.

Jaq and Gavin

5.00

February, 2020

Half-Day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, near Paris

Ivan was a great host! He picked us up from the train station and to the beautiful Fontainebleau boulders. My boyfriend and I were different levels and he was able to find routes that were fun and exciting for both of us. He also helped us with some climbing techniques as well. It was a fantastic trip, would highly recommend to anyone visiting Paris or Fontainebleau.

Buck Rogers

5.00

September, 2019

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Ivan was a DREAM of a guide! Very very knowledgable, safe, motivated and patient. Also super fun. Just the best day climbing and Ivan was everything that I wanted in a guide. 5 stars!

Buck Rogers

5.00

September, 2019

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

This website was perfect as I was in Paris for only a few days and wanted to go bouldering in Fontainebleau. I tried booking a guide last minute and Explore-Share hooked me up with Ivan Houppertz who was the BEST guide ever! Did a whole circuit in five hours and he was patient, very good at teaching, safe and motivating. I cannot imagine a better guide!

Stephen

5.00

August, 2019

Fontainebleau bouldering half-day guided experience

Gauthier arranged for us to meet with Anabelle for our rock climbing experience, and she was a wonderful guide. She was very knowledgeable about bouldering and chose the perfect spot for us to be introduced to Font climbing. Highly recommended!

Jane Leeds

5.00

August, 2019

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

My 2 sons had an amazing time bouldering in Fontainebleu. Thanks so much Ivan

Benedict Singh

5.00

July, 2019

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Our experience with Gauthier and Ivan was fantastic. Our day bouldering in Fontainebleau would have not been nearly enjoyable without them. Communication was fluid. They were very attentive to our needs and flexible to make sure our session was a success. Both are very knowledgeable and personable. We certainly recommend their services to anyone searching for a wonderful bouldering experience. We cannot wait for our next trip. Merci à vous deux.

Gilly Moreira

5.00

June, 2019

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

J'ai passé une journée formidable avec Ivan ! Il a encore plus a partager au-delà de l'escalade. Merci Ivan, avec gratitude.

Ivan Demidov

5.00

June, 2019

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Great day with Ivan at Fontainebleau. Hundreds of boulders for any level of climbing. I liked the way Ivan setup our route: from easier climbs to harder. He helped me with the boulders I have struggled with and gave me a lot of good tips and techniques.

Catherine McGlinchey

5.00

November, 2018

1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Our day trip to Fontainebleau with Ivan was fantastic.  We were a mixed family group of adults and teenagers, some with climbing experience and others without.  Ivan did a great job ensuring we were all challenged and supported in the many climbs we undertook on the boulders.  He was an excellent instructor, particularly for our young people, and we had great fun with him.  His English was very good too which helped us enormously and we were particularly happy with his safety awareness. We're looking forward to another trip with Ivan multi-pitch climbing in Spring.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Fontainebleau

The Fontainebleau forest serves as a perfectly scenic backdrop for all kinds of bouldering adventures. Complete with several scenic overlooks along the main climbing circuits as well as enchanting forest scenery, there is plenty to see here. Keep your eyes peeled for various native plant and animal species too.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+33

Currency:

Euro

Language:

French

Best time to visit:

April to June and September to November, but many guides offer trips year-round

What’s the weather like?

During the spring and autumn, average daily temperatures in Fontainebleau range from 15 ºC to 20 ºC (60 ºF to 70 ºF). Spring and autumn are also the driest times of year, which lead to the best conditions for bouldering

How to get there:

Any trip to Fontainebleau likely begins with a flight into Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). From the airport it is fairly simple to take the train into the center of Paris and then to the Fontainebleau–Avon stop. It is also easy enough to rent a car and make the 60 kilometer drive south to Fontainebleau

More info about Rock Climbing in Fontainebleau:

Located just 1.5 hours south of the sprawling French capital, the Fontainebleau forest makes for a great rock climbing weekend getaway for dwellers of the capital and tourists alike. While the forest stretches over 250 square kilometers (97 sq miles), there are a couple of places that rock climbing and bouldering enthusiasts gather for the highest quality climbing. Among the top spots for bouldering are Trois-Pignons, Apremont and Larchant. Larchant is home to the famous elephant-shaped rock as well as Mont Simonet, which has several quite difficult routes for experienced climbers. Meanwhile, Apremont boasts more than 500 boulders ranging in difficulty from easy to extremely difficult. Best of all for first time climbers, bouldering skills can be taught onsite at most spots. This means that even if you have no previous experience, you can still head to the Fontainebleau forest to enjoy the sport

 

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