Let one of our certified rock climbing instructors take you for 1 or more days of guided bouldering in Fontainebleau, one of the best bouldering locations in the world.
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Located about 70 km southeast from Paris, Fontainebleau is one of the best bouldering destinations in the world. Join us for 1 or more days and discover this bouldering mecca in France with exciting options for everyone.
Bouldering is a style of rock climbing performed on small and low rock formations known as boulders, without using a rope or harness and falling on a mattress. It is rock climbing in its purest form!
The beautiful Fontainebleau forest boasts an impressive variety of sandstone rock boulders of fantastic quality**. It suits all abilities, styles and experience levels**. You will find from small and easier boulders for children and beginners to overhangs, slabs or aretes that are more challenging.
This world-class bouldering area attracts climbers from all over the world, with its vast amount of chaos or blocks (few meters high rocks) spread over the forest. Despite being a quite small area, you can spend months here and never climb the same boulder sector twice.
For one or more days, we will take you to several different bouldering areas so you can get a taste of the amazing variety of bouldering problems this beautiful forest has to offer. Whether you are looking to venture into this activity, improve your technique or challenge yourself with a harder bouldering experience, Fontainebleau has something for you.
During our time in Fontainebleau, we will help you with every bouldering aspect**, from safety to general climbing techniques** and everything you need to know to enjoy your experience and improve your skills. Please note you can climb in Fontainebleau year-round, although the best time is in spring and autumn.
If you’d like to discover this amazing bouldering destination, just send us a request. Book your trip and join us for a great experience in Fontainebleau.
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Price also includes crashpads.
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Is it feasible to rent crash pads in Fontainebleau for climbing independently before or after joining you on the guided bouldering tour?
In Fontainebleau, there are several places where you can rent crash pads, including:
For the day we spend together, I'll take care of bringing the necessary crash pad(s) and chalk.
Are there opportunities to participate in a group bouldering tour?
Unfortunately, I exclusively provide private guided bouldering experiences and do not offer group participation options.
Could you please specify the meeting point?
In case you do not have a car, we can arrange to meet at either the Fontainebleau-Avon train station or the Bois-le-Roi train station, both of which are around a 30-minute ride from Paris' "Gare de Lyon." The choice of the meeting point will depend on the bouldering location we plan to visit.
However, if you have your own car, we can arrange to meet near the bouldering site. The specific location will be determined based on your climbing experience, your preferences for the bouldering day, and the prevailing weather and temperatures.
What equipment should I have with me?
Please ensure you bring the following items:
No need to worry about crashpads and chalk; I'll handle bringing those.
In case you don't have climbing shoes, there's a convenient solution. The 'Karma' climbing gym, located just 2 minutes away from the train station, offers rental shoes. We can make a quick stop there before beginning our bouldering session.
Is it permissible to bring children along for the activity?
Certainly! I'll be more than happy to accommodate the children's climbing abilities, ages, and preferences when selecting the boulders we'll climb. I thoroughly enjoy instructing and guiding kids through the climbing experience. So, feel free to bring them along, and we'll ensure they have a great time on the rocks!
What's the best way to come to Fontainebleau from Paris?
There are two convenient train stations you can use to reach Fontainebleau from Paris: "Fontainebleau-Avon" station or "Bois-le-Roi" station. Both are viable options for your journey and are approximately 30 minutes away from Paris Gare de Lyon by train.
If you decide to take the train, I'll be there to pick you up from either "Fontainebleau-Avon" or "Bois-le-Roi" station to ensure a smooth transition to our bouldering destination.
Alternatively, coming by car is also an excellent choice, offering more flexibility and convenience. You can enjoy a comfortable and direct ride from Paris to Fontainebleau.
What will occur in case the weather forecast becomes unfavorable?
In the event that I determine the weather conditions pose a safety risk for climbing, we will attempt to reschedule our bouldering day based on both your availability and mine. As an alternative, we can opt for indoor climbing at the climbing gym in Fontainebleau or one of the gyms in Paris (please note that you would need to cover the entrance fee for the gym).
If, for any reason, these alternatives are not feasible, you will receive a refund for the bouldering session.
Can we make it a 1/2-day bouldering session instead of a full day?
Absolutely, you can get all the information you need about the half-day tour by visiting this link: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/fontainebleau-rock-climbing-bouldering/. During the half-day tour, you'll be bouldering for 3 hours, while the full-day tour offers a 6-hour bouldering experience.
Furthermore, if you're interested, we can also plan an exciting multi-day bouldering tour that spans multiple days, providing you with an even more extensive and adventurous climbing experience.
Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.
Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.
Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.
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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.
Great experience. Easy day trip from Paris and our teenage boys enjoyed getting in some exercise
Ivan was an amazing coach and climbing guide for my 12 year old daughter. He was patient, found the best boulders for her to climb, gave her some excellent climbing technique tips, and helped her mentally on how to make the most of her time at Fontainebleau. It was such a great experience for her. A huge thank you to Ivan!!!
Leo was an excellent guide for our two 16 year olds, he soon established their level of climbing, and directed them to. A suitable but safe and challenging boulder experience. Thanks Leo from Alfie and Ruben
We had a great day with Ivan in Fontainebleau. He was so knowledgeable about the area and its history, and about warming up for effective climbing. We had a lot of fun and climbed some very cool boulders despite the very cold weather.
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