FRI NIGHT VID: Fontainebleau and Dorothea Karalusby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Apr/2011
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Fontainebleau, or 'Font' as it is known, is one of the best bouldering areas in the world and is fairly accessible from the UK, being just a few hours south of Calais in France.
I thought this might also be a good opportunity to focus on Dorothea Karalus, a strong German climber who perhaps has gone under many Brit's radars.
Dorothea was born in 1985 and lives in Bayreuth in the Frankenjura in Germany. She has climbed up to Font 8B and has ticked around twenty boulder problems of Font 8A and above and is currently studying Bio-Chemistry at Bayreuth University.
In the following two Font based videos Dorothea climbs the super-thin slab of Duel at Cuisiniere and the sought after tick of Les Beaux Quartiers at Rocher de Bouligny.
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