Guidebooks for France
France is a great place to go rock climbing with many excellent places to visit including 2 genuinely world class climbing areas; from the mountaineering and rock climbing around Chamonix and Mount Blanc; to the bouldering in the forests of Fontainebleau.
Climb Europe stocks and sells a wide range of rock climbing and bouldering guidebooks all across France. These have been broken down into the following sub-categories:
Fontainebleau and Central France rock climbing guidebooks. Fontainebleau is situated 90km south of Paris and can be simply described as the best bouldering area in Europe if not the world. The majority of the bouldering is to found in the forests that surround Fontainebleau, which makes for a magical and unique setting. The sandstone rock is of fantastic quality and the landings are generally soft and sandy. The area is huge with many different guidebooks available. In Central France the main rock climbing area is in the Bourgogne region, which stretches from Auxerre in the north through Dijon and Beaune to Macon in the south.
Chamonix rock climbing guidebooks. Chamonix is a world-class area for mountaineering and rock climbing that is famous all over the world and is dominated by Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe at 4,810m. There are many different guidebooks available ranging from long multi-pitch alpine routes to sport climbing and bouldering.
Southeast France rock climbing guidebooks. The southeast of France includes some of the best rock climbing and sport climbing in Europe. From Avignon to Nice the regions of Provence and Cote D'Azur include the sport climbing areas of Verdon, Buoux, Ceuse, and Les Calanques near Marseille to name but a few.
Southwest France rock climbing guidebooks. The southwest of France is dominated by the Pyrenees, where there are many multi-pitch sport climbing areas plus the excellent bouldering at Targasonne. The Languedoc-Roussillon region stretches from the Pyrenees to the west of Avignon including the cities of Mines, Montpellier and Perpignan. There are many different rock climbing and sport climbing places in this area including the famous Gorge du Tarn.
Climb Europe stocks all the French rock climbing guidebooks we feature in our shop and they are dispatched within 2 working days (usually 24 hours) from the UK.
Price:£28.95This guidebook covers some of the lesser well-known sandstone bouldering areas in France that are outside of Fontainebleau. 4 distinct areas are covered, which are around Reims in northern France, the Alsace region near Strasbourg, along the Rhone valley to the south of Lyon, and around Montpellier. In total 10 bouldering areas are described and around 1,100 problems. All these problems are shown on colour photo topos, along with boulder maps. Published in April 2014, this guidebook is in German, French, Italian, and English text throughout. More Information
Price:£20.00This is a selective guidebook covering some of the Mediterranean’s finest rock climbs in 7 different countries. The guidebook details 113 multi-pitch routes in Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. The routes chosen will suit the mid-grade climber with 27 routes from F4 to F5, 52 routes from F6a+ to F6b+, and 34 routes from F6c to F7a. In total 25 different climbing areas are covered with all the routes described in great detail. Each route is shown on a colour photo topo, along with information regarding gear required, type and style of the climbing, approach and descent information. Published in 2014 and written in French and English text throughout. More Information
Price:£32.95This coffee table style guidebook describes describing 19 of the best multi-pitch rock climbing areas in Europe. The 19 locations described are all in great setting, and are iconic places to go climbing in Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Greece. For each location there is an overall description of the style and aspect of the climbing, which coupled with personal experiences of the author and topos of iconic routes provide a great read. Published in November 2016, this book will provide great inspiration to go multi-pitch climbing in Europe, and is in English text throughout. More Information
Price:£19.99This book covers the various rock climbing, sports climbing, bouldering and deep water soloing in France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Morocco, and will help you plan your next rock climbing holiday to south western Europe. A general introduction is given to each country, with lots of photographs, maps and background information, that make you want to go and climb in these countries. Published in December 2007 and in English text throughout. More Information