Montbard – quirky Burgundy stopover

The power of the Internet threw up Montbard as a possible place to break the journey (well done ). 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.


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!


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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