This guidebook describes the bouldering to be found in the Chamonix valley, and is the best definitive guidebook available for this area. In total over 800 problems are described including some circuits (Fontainebleau style) and countless isolated problems, across a wide range of grades.
12 different areas are covered on a variety of rock from; rough high mountain limestone at Le Col de la Colombiere; granite at Les Bossons and Le Lavancher; and gneiss at the excellent Medonnet area. These bouldering areas are at a variety of altitudes and some are sheltered in trees, which means it is possible to boulder whatever the temperature as long as it is dry and free of snow.
At the start of each area there is a good location map along with access information. All the problems illustrated on colour topo diagrams, with Fontainebleau grades. Information is also given regarding the quality of the landings, beauty of the climbing and the approach times from the car.
Written by local climber Emmanuel Ratouis, this guidebook is in French text with the introduction, access information for each area also in English text.
Number of pages is 80
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format).