A few simple rules
Like any bouldering venue it’s up to climbers to look after it and ensure it remains for future generations.
Climbing in such a beautiful area is quite different from training in your local gym, so let’s take care of our playground, without forgetting that is also shared with other users.
Here’s a few simple rules to follow: no chipping; no fires; avoid excessive use of chalk and brush off tick marks; no wire-brushing; leave nothing behind when you leave; no camping in the forest; don’t climb on wet sandstone; and clean your feet before you step onto a problem.
Climbing at night is not allowed!
Here’s a few more common sense reminders:
- Park only in indicated places, respecting security access
- Walk preferably along marked path, avoiding walking inside the forest plots when possible (particularly in the so-called Réserves Biologique Intégrales)
- Respect and keep away from wild animals
- Respect and avoid touching any historic or prehistoric marks (such as rock engravings) or structure
- If you have a dog, prevent him from digging the soil
- Leave zero waste in the forest: no paper, no plastic, peelings, excrement.
And above all, be friendly with locals, who will always appreciate a little “bonjour” even with a heavy accent!
Oh my bloc is a really good website with more information on ethics. Worth a read before you visit! – https://www.ohmybloc.fr/en/climbing-ethics/
Les Amis de la Forêt de Fontainebleau (Friends of the forest of Fontainebleau) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting the forest.