Nous vous en avons parlé à de nombreuses reprises dans ce blog car cet emblème de Bleau n'est qu'un fragile colosse au pied d'argile...
The boulder of Bibloquet is without doubt one of the most well-known of font and as such one of the most photographed. It’s also the one that inspired the logo for LTL2B (this blog). In this blog we’ve often talked about this emblem of font that is nothing but a fragile colossus with feet of clay..
In effect the image of epinale which is the beach of sand that is cul du chien and it’s well known stony alluring head of the lion certainly could give into it’s own weight if the rock were to topple. Impossible? Not quite
Erosion is a natural phenomenon which man is helping to accelerate. It’s been many 10’s of years that some climbers were worried about the existence of many small cracks between the ‘boule’ and the plinth of the curio (boulder?) but also, of the presence of a large crack at the back of the plinth. The decision was taken to not encourage the climbing of this symbol of trois pignons. The routes of the Bibloquet are therefore no longer given in the topo’s.
Despite this many climbers (including bleausards of a high standard) are continuing to climb and to photograph themselves on it providing a bad example.