Welcome to The Foundry Blog....

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)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Bouldering circuits

Rob has set 3 new circuits have been set on the wave/bleaustone wall. Font 5a-6a, 6a-6c and 6c-7c+. 10 problems in each circuit.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

BMC update on access - 21/5/09

Information taken from the BMC Peak Access Team (21/5/09).
Please be aware tha
t things do change very quickly at this time of year so always be guided by notices on site, which will inevitably be more up to date.

Stanage, Burbage and Bamford Area - The only current restrictions are at Anniversary Arete and at the Popular End between Castle Butress and Physiology.

Ravensdale - Medusa and immediatly adjacent routes closed

Hen Cloud - Black Wall / Delstree area closed, low key signage is on site.

Moscar Estate - This covers Derwent Edge, Bamford Edge and the northern part of Stanage Edge. Public Rights of Way and concessionary paths above Stanage and along Derwent Edge are not affected. Access to permit climbing on Stanage Edge between Secret Stanage and Stanage End has been negotiated
Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June (inclusive) - closed
Monday 15 June to Wednesday 17 June (inclusive) - closed
Closures notified under s22 on the CRoW Act (2000)
This is a grouse moor and there is an all year restriction in force on dogs at all times.

The volunteers working for the Peak Access Team put a great deal of time and effort into securing access. Please do not jepodise this by ignoring restrictions, especially as there is no sortage of unaffected local climbing.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Wave Reset

As I type Rob is hard at it setting the right hand side of the Wave bouldering wall, it should be completed and fully open for climbing by this evening.

The left section of the Wave will be re-set tomorrow, giving you lots of new problems to look forward to if/when you get rained off over the Bank Holiday.

Bank Holiday Monday the centre will close at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday we will be open as normal, 10am-6pm

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Running Shoe Sale!

All the running shoes in the CragX shop are now down to £45.00!!!

So get your self down to the store while stocks last.


Friday, 1 May 2009

CragX Has Moved

Don't worry the bricks and mortar shop is still in the same place within The Foundry Climbing Centre.

But our website has moved to www.cragxclimbing.com