Sam Hunter began climbing properly in his final year of university after a visit to a local climbing wall in Cornwall. With a history of surfing, skateboarding and mountain biking he took to climbing with enthusiasm, making it a fundamental part of a working week.
Sam, like many others, discovered his passion for bouldering when he first visited the forest of Fontainebleau in 2011 whilst on a 6 week climbing trip around France. Since then his energies have been devoted to bouldering, whether that’s inside and helping others to succeed or in the outdoors looking for the perfect project. The focus has always been Font though; since the first visit, Sam has endeavoured to spend several months a year in Fontainebleau.
In the last few years he and his partner Amber have been familiarising themselves with the forest, not just for the endless climbing potential but also appreciating the beauty, and subsequent responsibility that all who visit hold to preserve it.
Sam has bouldered Font 7c+ and has lead up to 7b on sport. He has yet to embrace the masses of traditional climbing on his Cornish doorstep, he has however climbed up to E2 (with a few crash pads…).
Find out more about Sam: www.roadramble.co.uk
The accommodation itself was excellent
Comment from Rock & Sun: thank you for your feedback, from now on we will aim to always accommodate people in Fontainebleau itself.
29th October 2019
We booked one day private guiding bouldering in Fontainebleau…
Booking was really easy and Lesley was very responsive and helpful.
Thank you all for an amazing day of bouldering.
19th August 2019
A great experience from start to finish with Rock and Sun…
9th August 2019
3rd August 2019
Climbing was fantastic experience…
18th June 2019
Sam and Amber were amazing coaches…
18th June 2019
A fantastic experience!
14th June 2019
I loved the overall climbing experience…
23rd April 2019 - response from Rock & Sun: as of June 2019 the minimum age of Bouldering Trips in Fontainebleau is 13. Under 18 year olds to be accompanied by parent or guardian.
This was one of the best holidays I’ve been on…
21st April 2019
Loved the experience!!
Wish in the future I could do it again without any annoying children in the group.
Again Sam and Amber were fantastic.
17th April 2019 - response from Rock & Sun: as of June 2019 the minimum age of Bouldering Trips in Fontainebleau is 13. Under 18 year olds to be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Amber and Sam were amazing in all respects…
27th March 2019
I had an amazing time at Fontainebleau!
Sam and Amber are exceptional and I learned so much from them. Definitely a coming back.
17th October 2018
Had an amazing time bouldering in Fontainebleau…
...and really felt improvements to my technique. Can’t thank the guides, Sam and Amber, enough, great teachers and great people.
18th September 2018
The bouldering weekend far exceeded my expectations…
The second factor was Fontainebleau itself. It’s quite something when you visit for the first time; almost ‘other worldly’ and our Rock & Sun trainers knew where to go to get the most out of the time we had. It also helped that it was a gorgeous weekend.
I would recommend Rock & Sun to anyone, beginner or not; the bouldering is endlessly variable.
Finally, I was fortunate to be with such a nice group with the perfect mix of know how. Well done Rock & Sun....brilliant!
21st August 2018
Great experience in Fontainebleau…
11th August 2018
This is the second time I have visited Font with Sam and Amber…
19th June 2018
We had a wonderful time on our guided bouldering trip to Fontainebleau…
21st June 2018
Sam and Amber were brilliant from transporting us around to spotting…
21st June 2018
The overall experience was of a very high quality…
12th August 2017
The holiday with Sam and Amber was an amazing introduction to bouldering in Font…
22nd August 2017
Sam and Amber were really fantastic guides…
6th September 2017