Boolder was born from the meeting between Romain, Cyril and Nicolas - two climbing enthusiasts and one technology enthusiast - living just a stone's throw from one of the most beautiful bouldering spots in the world: Fontainebleau.
For Nicolas, it was love at first sight. His two friends made him discover the magic of "Font": the emblematic sectors, the history of the forest, the joy of climbing in the middle of nature, as well as the rules to respect (clean your shoes!).
The richness of the forest remained however intimidating: more than 200 sectors, several tens of thousands of boulders, and hundreds of circuits for all levels. How to find your way around?
Nicolas then decided to map the forest in detail for nearly 2 years and create a simple and modern guidebook. In 2023, Boolder launched as a free app on iPhone and Android.
Boolder is a non-profit project, managed by volunteers.
Our goal is to make discovering bouldering in Fontainebleau fun and respectful of the forest.
The project is still very young, we welcome suggestions and ideas to foster help within the climbing community. Feel free to contact us!
The code and data of the apps are available on GitHub.
We are looking for passionate climbers and coders to help us improve Boolder in a collaborative way.
We currently lack expertise for our Android app. Contact us if you want to contribute, we will be happy to talk!
For any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Bleau.info, without whom the Boolder project would not be possible. You can support them on their sponsoring page.
We also want to thank Cosiroc and Topo Bleau.
The best way to help Boolder directly for now is to leave a review on the app and tell your friends about it. Thank you for your help!