Bleau Blocs

100 of the finest boulder problems in the Fontainebleau forest

Author: Stéphan Denys Natalie Berry

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Paperback publication date: 06 May 2021

Paperback ISBN: 9781839810497

Bleau Blocs: 100 of the finest boulder problems in the Fontainebleau ForestbyStéphan Denysis a visual celebration of this unique and vast bouldering venue. Denys' photos span a range of eras and are accompanied by texts that expand on the context and characteristics of each boulder problem.

Bleau Blocs: 100 of the finest boulder problems in the Fontainebleau forestis a visual celebration of this unique and vast bouldering venue. Stéphan Denys is the eye of the Fontainebleau forest. Having spent nearly forty years as a photographer and climber roaming every inch of the rocky landscape, he has developed a special bond with these sandstone giants and their unique shapes: sometimes round and bumpy, sometimes sharp and angular, but always fascinating. His photos span a range of eras and are accompanied by texts that expand on the context and characteristics of each boulder problem. Included is a preface by Olivier Lebreton. The 100 striking problems chosen are listed by sector: the National Forest, the Trois Pignons, Larchant and Nemours, followed by Buthiers and l’Essonne. Through this selection, the author shares his vision of bouldering in Fontainebleau and invites us to consider the boulders more deeply from all their angles. An inspiring book for all climbers, whatever their level!

Stéphan Denys is an author and photographer. He has been passionate about Fontainebleau since the 1980s and has photographed many famous climbers including Jacky Godoffe and Ben Moon. He works closely with specialist press, publishers and gear manufacturers in the climbing industry.

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