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Opening its doors back in 1991, The Foundry has been at the heart of the Sheffield and UK climbing scenes ever since. Almost two decades on, the centre continues to provide a world class environment for climbers, whether you're new to the sport or about to tick your first Font 8b!

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)

Friday, 24 April 2009

New Volumes

In the last two weeks we have a had a total re-set of the Livingstone and Vertical walls, plus new routes have also gone up in both The Furnace and on the Main Wall. So lots of new routes to try when the (inevitable) rain drives you back inside.

In place of the popular jamming crack, the Vertical Wall now boasts an impressive layback and chimney.

The Main Wall now has a couple of massive volumes at the base of the lefthand overhang, creating a new challenge for climbing up to the first clip.

New problems have also been set on The Wave, giving you something fresh to try when taking advantage of our off peak bouldering rate for a lunchtime session.