Montbard – quirky Burgundy stopover

The power of the Internet threw up Montbard as a possible place to break the journey (well done camptocamp.org ). About 30km NW of Dijon, it’s France’s answer to Hobson Moor Quarry. A rather urban scruffy disused quarry, complete with graffiti (could even be the same artist! ) with what look to be disappointing routes on indifferent rock.

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It turns out that it’s better than it looks, just like it’s twinned crag. A pleasant afternoon with some friendly banter with a group of a dozen Belgians who’d made the 6 hour drive here for a long weekend. A useful reminder as we return to British climbing from the wonders of the last couple of months, that there’s always someone worse off than you!

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Calais tomorrow, then home in time for the Shooters Nab meet on Wednesday evening 🙂

But not before a final hit of French gastronomy in the very quaint town of Chatillon sur Seine

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