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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 6

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 6

Back to the climbing!  After our ‘recovery day’ which left quite a few of us feeling quite tired, we decided on going to Cul de Chien.  This tends to be one of the sites we go to when the weather doesn’t look quite as good as it’s basically a big sand pit with decent exposure to the wind. After the 20 minute or so walk in, we found the central area and walked pretty much straight into Lolly and Jim. …

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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 4

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 4

When in Font, we tend to follow the same pattern.  This means day 4 is our last day before a rest day to give the fingers and toes some time to recover from the torture of climbing shoes.  This means it’s usually an attempt to squeeze in as much quality climbing as possible. By now I’m usually really struggling with my feet, but a combination of being much more careful with taking my shoes off (well, pulling my heel out…

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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 3

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 3

Woo, my toes hurt! Second day of climbing was a good one. Jim challenged me to climb blues at La Canche aux Merciers which was a great little bit of motivation for climbing hard. It was a bit of an warm and overcast day, so the rock was a little sweaty, not helped by our greasy fingers I guess, but after a bit of a warm up with Lolly on some yellows, we got cracking on  with blues. Suddenly I…

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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 2

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 2

Day 2, first day of climbing. We had a slow morning (like we kid ourselves any morning will be quicker) opened with fresh grapefruit, fried eggs on nice toast and lots of coffee before heading to our first climbing area of the holiday. Jim and Lolly suggested we all meet up at La Ségognole which turned out to be a few minutes up the road from our gite. I’d never been here before as it wasn’t in any of the…

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Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 2)

Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 2)

Liz and I were having a coffee and a croissant the next morning in Costa when Martin texted us about going out again.  I had loads to be getting on with, but we’ve been unlucky in August for decent weekends so it would have been a shame to miss out! This time we went to the Pinnacle Boulders on Froggatt Edge but with Andy and Ceri as well.   We all piled into Andy’s car and made the short hop…

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Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 1)

Bank Holiday Bouldering! (part 1)

The last bank holiday of the warm seasons was upon us, and after checking out the forecast, I tentatively suggested we look to go for a boulder on the Sunday.  Originally Liz and I started planning for going somewhere reasonably close (as we don’t have transport) but Martin turned out to be free and willing, so we went a bit further afield. Andy had mentioned Robin Hood’s Stride a couple of times as a good place with a good mix…

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Onde de Choc

Onde de Choc

A quick video throw together some attempts on Onde de Choc at Apremont in Fontainebleau. Lorraine and I were pretty much not climbing this day, instead happy to sit in the sun and take lots of video and photos of Andy, Jim and Dan getting their beast on.