The lure of having such amazing bouldering within a ferry and car drive means there is another trip to the magical Fontainebleau forest this year!
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WHAT IS BOULDERING?
Bouldering is climbing short ‘problems’ without ropes or a harness. We use crash mats as a safe landing area and if we fall, we spot each other from the ground to make sure we land safely.
WHO CAN GO?
Absolutely everyone is welcome to come along – it’s a great trip for beginners so if you’ve just caught the climbing bug and want a fun, sociable trip to join then look no further. There are climbs for all levels, lots of them. No, really, A LOT of them. If you haven’t been, this trip is easy, awesome, and completely addictive. And as an added bonus, if you like french baked goods you’re going to have your mind (and stomach) blown.
WHAT DO I NEED?
It’s a bouldering trip so gear is minimal – you really just need a pair of climbing shoes! We will see who is coming and how many mats we have but we can rent them at the campsite if we need more…
For travel and accommodation, expect it to cost between £150 and £200 per person, this will vary a bit depending on how how many is in each car and whatnot but this takes into account the ferry, fuel, tolls and camping, but not food or your thirst for beer.
The Plan is to catch a ferry Friday night to St. Malo, then cruise through northern France on the quiet motorways, pitch our tents in the darkness of the La Musardière campsite, then wake up, head deeper into the forest and climb until our fingertips say “non”. Then we cook up a huge pan of something, wash it down with Le Plonk around a campfire and repeat everyday until our arms file for divorce.
WHERE DO WE STAY?
La Musardière campsite has an outdoor pool, pizzeria, lots of trees for hammocks and slacklines and you can walk to a lot of great bouldering without even needing to drive! If you fancy something more luxurious you can get a static camper at the campsite too or there are lots of Airbnbs nearby.
BOOKING THE FERRY
Let me know ASAP if you’re game for this, especially if you have a car. Once we know who’s coming, we’ll shove you all in the relevant car. Then you can chat as a car group and split ferry costs and work out your independent logistics etc. Condor have a 20% discount if you book your ferry by the 31st Jan.
If you don’t book your ferry before then, the Jersey Rock Climbing Club qualify for a 15% group discount. Once we know who’s going, we can submit a booking request.
CAN’T MAKE IT?
There is another club trip planned in April (17th-26th). Details are pretty much the same, but keep an eye out for updates in the club bulletin and in the Facebook Group.