Welcome to The Foundry Blog....
The blog will keep you up to date with the activity and achievements that are going on in and around The Foundry.
Hope to see you soon! - Neil Bentley (Centre Manager)
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Foundry Instructor Matt Gilford runs CAKE ARTSPACE, located above Lounge Bar on West Street, Sheffield. The first main event of the recently opened gallery is tonight (25th Feb) starting at 7.30pm: Parkour...
It is completely free to enter (although donations are greatly appreciated) and all of the photos will be on sale and prints can be ordered.
I hope everyone can make it and spreads the word to others." - Matt Gilford.
For further information check out their website at www.cakeartspace.co.uk
Monday, 23 February 2009
1st - Luke Tilley 730
2nd - Nathan Phillips 710
3rd - Tom Bonnert 485
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
The Showroom is the largest independent cinema outside of London. The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival will use two of its screens for the duration of the weekend, starting on Friday night at 6.00pm and finishing on the Sunday at 6.30pm.
2009 promises the best line up of adventure films and climbing speakers ever put together over a single weekend. For more information visit www.shaff.co.uk
As programe sponsors, CragX will be on-site offering you the oportunity to buy films straight after watching them.
Remember you will only be listed in the final results if you entered all four rounds.
R Mosley – 890 – 1st Male
D Skoczylas – 888 – 2nd Male
J Merz – 801 – 3rd Male
L Crane (F) – 766 – 1st Female
L Tilley – 730
D Merrick (F) – 722 – 2nd Female
D Withey – 692
R Cowie (F) – 646 – 3rd Female
T Melius (F) – 629
N Phillips (jnr) – 610 – 1st Jnr Male
G Whittle – 588
P Forrest – 566
N Milinkovic (jnr F) – 502 – 1st Jnr Female
F Blok (F) – 497
T Bonnert (jnr) – 485 – 2nd Jnr Male
H Murray (jnr F) – 300 – 2nd Jnr Female
Prizes can be collected from Climbing Works:
1st Male/Female – £50 cash and Annual Membership to all four Sheffield Walls
2nd Male/Female – £50 cash and 3 months Membership to all four Sheffield Walls
3rd Male/Female – 1 month Membership to all four Sheffield Walls
1st Jnr Male/Female – Annual Membership to all four Sheffield Walls
2nd Jnr Male/Female – 3 months Membership to all four Sheffield Walls
Friday, 13 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
We now have the new 2009 Moon Climbing clothing in stock, including the new 'Moffatt Legend Tee'......graced by the foundry's very own famous Rock climbing legend Jerry Moffatt.
Check them out at www.cragx.com, or drop by the Crag X shop in the Foundry Climbing Centre...
(Jerry Moffatt Legend Tee - £20)
On Saturday the 4th April the BMC Leading Ladder Final will be held at The Foundry.
The event will run through out the whole of the day. More information about the event will be posted on the Blog in the coming weeks.
To find out what the leading ladder is and how you can take part visit www.thebmc.co.uk
A new range of Arc'teryx has arrive in the Crag X shop!!
With new high performance fleeces, trousers and jackets, Crag X has all the right clothing for your needs.
A new Arc'teryx staff favorite is the Epsilon SV Hoody Mens - made with a medium-weight Bonded Polyester, providing a moderate level of warmth and displaying exceptional breathability. The structured hood and longer length increase coverage for cold days climbing, on skis or trails. (modelled by Dan Walker on right)
£140 (10% off to all Foundry Members)
Avlable online at www.cragx.com or instore.
This is your last chance to rack up as many points as you can before the prizes are given!!
Friday, 6 February 2009
Thursday, 5 February 2009
We have now installed a Beastmaker fingerboard next to the training board in the furnace, along with plenty of instructional information to help you get strong, and avoid injury!
To find out more about Beastmaker, find further training advice, and get psyched, visit http://www.beastmaker.co.uk/.
Staff have mountain biked, walked and even driven through the snow to keep The Foundry open this week.
We fully intend to remain open as normal despite the snow, however if you are travelling some distance we advise ringing (0114 2796331) just to confirm that we won't be closing early.
Photo of Mowbray Street, with the Foundry on the right - taken at 9.30am today.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
It's time for new shoes to arrive - as if the stockroom wasn't crowded enough....
For all you ladies and small footed guys out there, 5:10 have released the “Guide Tennie Women's”. Slim fitting with the same quality and style as the men's version, you even get a choice of black or orange laces.
£70 (10% off to all Foundry members)
Available now from www.cragxclimbing.com or come in and try them on in the CRAG X shop next time you're in.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Setting of The Wave & Bleaustone Bouldering walls in progress....
An intensely contested series saw the following emerge to claim the top prizes on offer....
(please ask at Foundry reception to collect your vouchers or memberships)
D Skoczylas (585points) – 1st male – 90day Foundry membership
J Merz (570) – 2nd male – 30day Foundry membership
B Morton (555) – 3rd male – £20 CragX voucher
D Merrick (516) – 1st female – 90day Foundry membership
L Crane (494) – 2nd female – 30day Foundry membership
R Cowie (482) – 3rd female – £20 CragX voucher
N Phillips (437) – 1st junior male – 30day Foundry membership
J Sheard (387) – 2nd junior male – £10 CragX voucher
N Milinkovic (395) – 1st junior female – 30day Foundry membership
R Hall (370) – 2nd jnr female – £10 CragX voucher
A big thank you again to our sponsors; The Clinic, Boreal, Five Ten and CragX.......
We hope to see you all competing again next year!!