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Niccolò Ceria – Star Lines of Fontainebleau

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Niky Ceria takes us on a tour of the “best unknown problems in the forest” of Fontainebleau, France.

“Fontainebleau is a very famous and, nowadays, crowded area,”
Ceria says, but outside of the three most popular sectors of Cuvier, Franchard or Trois Pignons, Font has “an endless dose of hidden gems that are
out of the scenes.”

This March, Ceria and friends went on a mission to find and climb the forgotten star lines of Fontainebleau. Many of these hidden gems lie far away from
the main climbing areas and are isolated, without much else to climb nearby, which Ceria speculates one reason why these four- and five-star lines
are rarely climbed. “But this is what I like,” Ceria says. “In fact, during the last trip, I sometimes had the opportunity to climb in a deep solitude,
far from everyone else. I could touch some immaculate rock and climb on some masterpieces which stay out from the big crowds.”

View more Star Lines of Fontainebleau photos here

Boulder problems (in order of appearance):

Celinette ★★★★, FA by Teddy Deschamps and Manuel Marquès

Orange Juice ★★★★★, FA by Thomas Collignon

Monaco ★★★★, FA by Olivier Lebreton

Free Hug ★★★★, FA by Thomas Collignon and Jérôme Chaput

JCVD ★★★★★, FA by Olivier Lebreton

Le Pilier du Desert ★★★★★, FA by Thibaut le Scour

Pierre, Feuille, Ciseaux ★★★★★, FA by Vincent Pouchon

Menhir ★★★★★, FA by Julien Nadiras

Saigon assis ★★★★★, FA by Grégoire Thibault

Pirouette Cacaouette ★★★★★, FA by Thierry Guéguen

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