fontainebleau

  1. My Font week diary.

    1. Les Étoiles Filantes. By Joost Hess  

    Day 1:   First day of the 15/16 Font season. Conditions are far from ideal, but we are in the forest and we can climb. With Les Étoiles Filantes (8a) I did my 96th 8th degree boulder, only 4 to go!!

    2. Bruching The Island. By Joost Hess  

    Day 2:   It is still a bit too warm for me to send this beast (The Island), but I am not complaining with this kind of weather in October. And I reached a new highpoint.

    3. The Island. By Thomas Cayleron  

    Day 3:   Almost three years ago I tried the Island (8b+) for the first time. Such an intense problem and maybe the best compression boulder in the world. Even I only have been there for 6 or 7 days, it has been on my mind since. Yesterday it went down, but this isn´t the end. The Big Island (8c) always has been the main goal. It is time to go BIG! Earlier that day I did le Mandarin (8a), a tricky and funky problem you rarely see outside.

     
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  2. #14 Days in Font

    At the beginning of this winter I planned to go to Font for two straight weeks mid March. I've never been that long in Font before and my expectations were high. My goal this season was to climb The big island (8c), or at least give it some good tries. Unfortunately I injured my left wrist with new year while working the moves of the island. It's mid April now and it is still not 100% recovered.

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  3. Fontainebleau with Slovenia Climbing Team

    I almost forgot how good Font really is. It's been too long. This trip was all about our team preparing for the next season. I went there as a coach and I wanted to climb along with our strong guys and girls but unfortunately I got sick. The weather was perfect for all 8 days (I still can't believe it) and I enjoyed climbing some easier stuff and I got to see some new areas that I've never been to before. It was not my time to climb anyway and it was cool to see our team crushing day after day. I'm planning to go back this fall, for a bit longer than a week. It's truly the best place in the world (if it doesn't rain).  Here are a few moments when I felt a bit better and I tried to climb :) Rocher Gréau, beautiful area   imageTrying Double Axel in Rocher du Cassepot   imagePerfect slopers in Franchard Cuisiniere

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