Fontainebleau, Easter 2013. Forget about searching for Easter eggs in the Fontainebleau forest: the Black Diamond team, Black Diamond athletes and numerous boulderers came together over the four days of the Easter holiday to rid the boulder areas of rubbish and to raise people’s awareness about adopting a respectful attitude toward nature and rock.
Each year around 1.2 million climbers visit one of the largest and best known boulder areas in the world – Fontainebleau in France. The main season coincides with the Easter holiday and climbers from throughout Europe make the pilgrimage to Bleau to enjoy the good climbing conditions and the forest. Like last year, Black Diamond availed of this opportunity to make climbers and boulderers who use nature more aware of the ecological and environmental protection issues in the French boulder mecca. The motto “Respect the Forest” was also used to motivate the climbers to participate in a cleanup action.