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Attempting to summon the UKC Hive Mind here.

We're off to Font for the week up to Easter. We leave Font on Easter Monday, but we don't come home until Saturday 23rd, so we've got 5 days to play with.

Hoping to clip some bolts without having to drive all the way south for the likes of the Verdon etc. Anyone got recommendations? I've had a look around Burgundy, but don't really know where to start. Quite fancy Dent de la Rancune in Sancy, but understand it might be bird banned in April.

Anyone got thoughts?

Cheers all!

 Ram MkiV 30 Mar 2022
In reply to Tom_Shill:

Not France exactly and haven't been myself but looks cool & interesting, heard only good things about Berdorf: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/berdorf-1947/
sub 5hrs from font? semi on the way home? (on the N-S axis at least!)

 Glug 31 Mar 2022
In reply to Tom_Shill:

How about https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/remigny-3212/#overview 

We often pop in on our way back to Font, when we have been down south, there are a few other areas close by.

In reply to Tom_Shill:

The two suggestions already made are good options.

Remigny is a great stopover and there's a bunch of other crags in the Burgundy region 

https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2015/03/11/remigny-frances-answer-to-hobby/

Berdorf is a magical woodland setting with some great featured sandstone 

https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2018/09/22/berdorf-not-the-red-sandstone-we-were-expecting-to-be-climbing-on-but-not-a-bad-substitute/

Another option if you don't want to travel far is the Alsace - a bit of a taster here:

https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2016/04/23/alsace/

Have a great trip! Cheers, Dom 

 n-stacey 31 Mar 2022
In reply to Tom_Shill:

I always liked Boules myself.

 n-stacey 31 Mar 2022
In reply to Tom_Shill:

Or leap Frog!!!

 Carless 31 Mar 2022
In reply to Tom_Shill:

Depending on the weather and how far/much you want to drive

This is worth a trip if it rains in Bleau: Viaduc des Fauvettes - can climb 30m routes under the arches

Les Andelys: interesting bolted chalk

Clecy (never been but people say it's ok)

Saussois, Parc

Loads of stuff round Dijon or further S is Cormot

Vosges: South is Martinswand etc (low mountain granite). North is sandstone eg. Windstein

http://www.escalade-alsace.com/

Berdorf

Belgium: Freyr etc

Have a look here and type towns into the search

https://climbingaway.fr/en/rock-climbing-areas/find-20-rock-climbing-areas-close-to-you

In reply to Tom_Shill:

Thanks everyone! I’ll go through the links later and report back. So good to have some suggestions!


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