I will be making my first visit to Fontainebleau next month. I am staying near the train station in Avon and plan to boulder at areas in walking distance, or in walking distance from the Bois-le-Roi and Nemours stations. Does anyone have experience with taking bouldering pads on the train? I am planning to rent a pad. Should I plan to rent a smaller pad, or is size not an issue on the train? I will be there October 12 through 16 on my own, so if anyone else is planning to be there on those dates and is looking for a spotter and another pad for those higher problems, please let me know. Any other general advice welcome too.
Done the train to font with pads a couple of times - no trouble whatsoever but check first. You need to queue at the entrance with the outsize baggage x-ray machine and the pad will be put somewhere for big bags when you get to the train.
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