Beginner's guide

Rules to protect the forest

The Fontainebleau area is a unique and fragile environment. It is important to respect a few rules to protect it.

Use chalk sparingly

Chalk damages the rock, so use it sparingly. You can instead clean the rock (with a soft brush) to increase friction.

When you're done, don't forget to brush the holds (still with a soft brush) to remove any trace.

Clean your shoes

Sand and dirt under your shoes contribute to polish the rock, which damages it in the long run.

Don't forget to clean your shoes with a doormat or a rug before you start climbing.

Other rules

  • Don't climb on wet boulders (it causes damage)
  • Don't camp, don't make any fire
  • Take your trash with you (or any trash you may find on your way!)

Happy bouldering!