There aren’t words to describe how beautiful Fontainebleau is. All the hype about the bouldering area being the best in the world is completely true. The climbing is very technical, physical, and mentally demanding with many different kinds of movements and styles.
The snow has arrived in France and with it the possibility of finding dry rock outside is pretty much impossible. This leaves either gym training or ice climbing. I have never experienced ice climbing before and with my limited knowledge of the climbers and climbing areas here I was reluctant to start. But after meeting my friend Arnaud who is a local climber here in Grenoble with a lot of experience in multi-pitch climbing, rock climbing, and ice climbing, I was convinced to head out to the mountains to try ice climbing.
This past weekend was the SCBC Provincial Bouldering Championships in Vancouver. Last blog post I didn’t mention I was planning on attending this comp, it was a spur of the moment decision!
AHHH, The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River! This is a remarkable adventure, filled with super fun rapids, amazing surf waves, inspiring canyons, tremendous beauty, epic geology, and vistas that take your breath away. Not to mention, killer camping and seventeen days on the river, deep in the canyon, with your friends!
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