From Bishop, California I drove home to SLC to spend a week and half hanging out with friends and resting the ankle I had managed to sprain in California. (My Bishop pics and trip beta will soon be forthcoming.)
From SLC I caught the direct SLC to Paris flight, spending four weeks in France before heading over to the United Kingdom. My first 5 days in France were spent in Lyon visiting my friend David (pics also coming soon), then I drove to Fontainebleau. I am still in Bleau and will be here for a couple more weeks. So far Bleau is hands down my favorite destination I have visited on this road trip adventure. Below are some pics of the last two weeks…
Me working Graviton. Such a great line with a heartbreaker finish.
Guillaume on the Red 13 traverse at Canche Aux Mercier. Fabulous line! Guillaume was introduced to me by my friend David and has been a great friend here in Fontainebleau. He has generously allowed me to crash at his house (located in a village outside of Bleau called La Vaudaue) and is always excited to get out climbing with me. =)
Jussi on Helicopter. I had heard that this problem was an ankle eater… but silly old me hopped on anyway because it looked like an enjoyable problem. After attempting it about four times, I feel from the crux “helicopter” move and re-tweaked my already sprained ankle. Argh!
Juho sending Druxmanie. =) I really liked this climb and am hoping to go back for another try at the send.
Me on La Marie Rose.
Working the crux topout of La Statique.
Jussi getting so close to sticking Vin Rouge, a 7a dyno.
One day I met three Finnish guys, Jussi, Juho and Tuomo, and ended up meeting up with them on 3 different days to climb. Tuormo worked for a Finnish television company and had this great 8mm camera that rattled loudly while in use. He took a handful of footage on the days we climbed together. Here he was taking footage of an excellent traverse at Fronchard Isatis. The traverse isn’t named but is on #29 on the Red Circuit. Good times!