15 Mar 2011

Trainingslager Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is possibly one of the most inspiring climbing areas in the world. When I was invited to join Sabby, Babsy, Anna, Katha, Lu, kili and Heiko on their training week in Font I was obviously very keen. The aim of the trip was to mix days in the forest with a few sessions at Jacky Godoffe's bouldering wall at the military station in the old town of Fontainebleau.

Before leaving for this trip I'd checked the weather and there was absolutely no rain forecaset for the whole week and upon arrival it was clear that this trip would be packed full of climbing at its highest quality.

We often visited two different areas in one day and worked our way through some mega classics:

Controle Technique (balancy prow on perfect rock...hard)
Big Boss
Fourmis Rouges
Duel (didn't think I could do this until I found the right body position)
Tigre et Dragon
Ubik (incredible moves on perfect rock, had to wait for the sun to set)
pofs et sans reproches (went out to arete on the right)

and finally the fanastic 'la merveille', a highball with a hard long last move from a micro plate and smeers for feet!

Thanks to the Austrian Team (ÖWK) for a fantastic trip.