FRANCE ROC 1 - CENTRE
BOURGOGNE - BURGUNDY
If This is the first book in our series FRANCE ROC, and it includes all of the climbing in central France along the A6 autoroute from Paris to Lyon
This region is one of the world's best technical climbing areas. The predominant rock is limestone, and in most cases here, it is a very hard and fine grained stone - very similar to the Frankenjura. However, it does vary thank goodness, so your fingertips will get relief from the pain induced by sharp brittle holds. The variety is certainly on offer, with small to giant cliffs, steep to overhanging, walls and grooves. There is simply so much on offer that you are almost spoilt.
BIG REGION COVERING 4 DEPARTMENTS
The Bourgogne or as is known in Britain as Burgundy, is the linking together of 4 separate départments, and links the whole of central France from just South of Paris to just North of Lyon. It is hard to give an overall description of such a large area, yet for most part, it is lowland with beautiful tranquil rivers and canals that bubble past quietly, to give a fertile landscape. The limestone is the key to the soil and the wines! Towns such as Chablis, Beaune and Nuits St. George should ring a few bells, and in the South, you have the irrepressible Beaujolais.
WORTH STOPPING OFF
The Bourgogne is directly in the way between Britain and the Alps, and therefore cannot be ignored. The campsites are lovely, and the cliffs are very easily approached. If you want a climbing area with a difference, but not too far a drive, then this is the perfect spot.
We include all of the cliffs in this area for our guidebook. There are 46 major climbing locations listed with around 200 different cliffs. This makes a grand total of over 4400 routes and boulder problems.
All This style of guidebook uses a combination of graphic colour coded piste maps, exact data tables for climbing information, and over 1400 photo topos. The majority of the photos are taken from the base of each climb looking up at the climb, this way you can properly identify each climb exactly
WaLL OF All of the useful campsites (35+) in the area are illustrated on the maps, along with details of facilities.
NOTE: Only a few cliffs are not included in the book, due to access problems or low quality climbing.
JINGO WOBBLY BOOKS - COPYRIGHT: All the photographs in our books are copyrighted, along with all the text and topo drawings. We visit all the cliffs included in our books, and make all the topo drawings ourselves by hand.