Climbing requires very little gear, at least much less than for climbing on cliffs or mountains. Some items are however necessary, particularly if one wants to climb above a certain grade.
The Fontainebleau forest and its distinctive sandstone boulders is an internationally famous bouldering area.
Climbing is on low boulders and does not usually require a rope for belaying.
Despite the low height of the boulders, the forest is one of the best climbing areas in France.