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Bouldering in Pierre de Beurre, Martigny, Valais Switzerland Email
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Friday, 29 April 2016 16:00

Looking for an easy to access bouldering area, with enough problems for an afternoon? Pierre de Beurre just outside the city of Martigny in Valais, Switzerland has you covered. This small sector is nestled just behind vineyard fields on the outskirts of the city is a lovely open space with some quality problems.

Within such close proximity of the highway and town, the appeal of Pierre de Beure is the ease of access. The actual boulders lie in a small park area just behind the grape vines of a vineyard. You’ll see locals using this space not just for bouldering and may encounter some locals out for a picnic or barbeque. The small field is very bright as it basks in the sun in the morning and early afternoon, while the evenings will stay light until 9pm in the summertime.

There are around 8 boulders, with the main bloc directly opposite the picnic bench. A few scattered at the entrance are a perfect playground for kids, or can be used as warm-up blocs before tackling the harder problems.

The main bloc contains a number of problems from 6a through to 7b. Some can be linked to chain together a longer traverse if you want to get those arms pumping. One boulder behind is an overhanging slab with two tough boulders in the 6 range and one extremely sick 8a further left.

While not the biggest area with the most problems, Pierre de Beurre is a great training ground for those looking for an afternoon workout outdoors.

Check out this short clip on Vimeo for taste of the blocs.

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