Destination Fontainebleau

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Destination Fontainebleau, one of the largest and best bouldering destinations in the world. Situated just south of Paris the forest of Fontainebleau spreads over 25,000 hectares and has an abundance of climbs of all style and difficulty; welcoming millions of climbers a year. The area has been developing since the 50’s and continues to grow, hosting some of the world’s most iconic and hardest boulder problems.
This film was shot over a 3 week trip to the forest, where we learnt many things. William can recall every single climb known to man, Joe knows how to let everyone in the forest know he’s fallen off, Nathan tries too hard and injures himself, and I am king of table tennis. Also we climb a few quality, desperate, and classic boulder problems.

A production by Supreme Odyssey
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Climbers
William Buck
John Thornton
Joe Swales sponsored by Red Goat Climbing Company, Evolv and Metolius
Nathan Phillips sponsored by Scarpa, ROKT Climbing Gym, prAna, Metolious, Peak Pro Fitness.

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2 Responses to Destination Fontainebleau

  1. AW July 21, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Anyone have thoughts on the “flair” @ 3:00?

    Part of me thought “that was super lame, there is no reason to show off.”

    But it got me thinking. What if instead of pushing climbing just into realms of difficulty we could appreciate a little style? A flag mid-route or a one arm pull up on a clipping jug. What about including a section while climbing with one arm behind your back? Maybe clap your hands mid dyno?

    Tired areas like LRC could see a whole new resurgence of creativity and “style” could bring a touch of individuality to the experience. Am I way off base here?

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    • Cryptic C62 July 21, 2014 at 10:09 am #

      As a gym climber, I sometimes look for ways to add a bit of spice to my favorite climbs. On slab, I’ll climb one-handed or, if the holds on generous enough, no-handed. On dihedrals or problems with large, obvious features, I’ll climb blindfolded. Then of course there’s the obvious method of simply eliminating key holds from easier problems.

      I’ve always thought this kind of stuff to be a natural part of the indoor climbing experience, and wondered why it never seemed to happen outdoors.

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