Six Classics from Fontainebleau
Six classic boulder problems from the forest of Fontainebleau, France.
“The six problems that feature in this video each offer something special: Gecko (8A+/V12), it’s sculpted egg shape and sloping holds;
Partage (8A+/V12), its towering stature and positional subtleties; C’etait Demain (8A/V11), its history; Ubik (8A+/V12),
its timing and precision; L’Art de la Fugue (8A/V11), its exquisite slopers; L’Angle Bens (7A+/V7), it’s need for balance and utmost
trust,” Eliot Stephens writes in the video description.
“These problems each taught me something different and gave me more satisfaction to climb on, than to complete, something which is not always the case.
But there is one thing which unifies them all, and that is the movement. That’s the special part, the part that you’ll only understand when you’ve
felt the positions, the subtleties and the timing.”
Video by Eliot Stephens.