The « Rempart », or rather the « Cuvier-Rempart », is an emblematic massif in the forest of Fontainebleau for many reasons. For more than a century, it has been progressively marked by climbing history.
At first, this area allowed famous alpinists to practice and to achieve posterity by opening routes, which now have become as legendary as classic alpine races.
In 1908, Jacques Wehrlin opened the “fissure Wehrlin” on the right of “Carré d’as”, a route still graded 3 today. Wehrlin, the brothers Leininger, the brothers De Lépiney, Chevalier, Paillon, Prestat, then Pierre Allain and Robert Paragot…the list is long! As many names who used the rubber of their “grosses” and then the one of their climbing shoes, an invention brought by the amazing Pierre Allain between 1938 and 1945 at Le Rempart. The legend says that he would have implemented his first climbing shoe prototype while opening “l’Angle Allain”, a pure problem with foot holds almost nonexistent. The climbers’ passion for bouldering was not yet born that “Bleau” was already promising to be “the laboratory” of the discipline.