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Bas Cuvier: Fontainebleau bouldering guide

A classic sector in the Fontainebleau forest.


Why should you go bouldering in Bas Cuvier?

  • Huge area, one of the classic ones that made the forest famous
  • You park the car right where the boulders start, making it perfect for a quick round before class :)
  • Only 10 min drive from campus
  • There are A LOT of blue blocs, making it a great spot for people climbing this level. Some nice ones are just 10 meters from the car!
  • Here you can find some classic boulders that all famous climbers come and see, such as Marie Rose (6a - very polished!) or the easier, but still very interesting, La Borniol (5+, but tall and polished!). You can find many videos on YouTube with the betas of these famous lines.

How to get there and around

What should you watch out for?

  • Not beginner friendly
  • Don’t go on weekends, it gets super crowded
  • Some of the blocs are very polished, since this is one of the most climbed spots of the forest
  • Some grades are particularly severe here, so don’t get too pissed off if you have an hard time climbing an orange bloc

A boulderer heel hooking in the Bas Cuvier area

Two people bouldering in Bas Cuvier, Fontainebleau

Boulderer topping out in Fontainebleau

Holding a swing while bouldering in Font

bouldering in the bas cuvier area of the Fontainebleau forest