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)

Thursday, 30 July 2009

NEW DMM Torque Nuts have arrived!

For years we have refused to stock 'sets' of hexes because the pack always included a number of smaller sizes that overlapped with conventional nuts. We found most customers only wanted hexes that were bigger than the wired nuts, so although we stocked all sizes we felt the sets encouraged beginners to buy gear they were unlikely to want or need in the long term.

DMM are the first manufacturer to have thought this through so we are happy to finally be able to break our own rule. We now stock the superb new DMM Torque nuts, very light, very colourful very effective and with an extendible sling. They suit from a thin hand to a standard fist crack - available loose or as a complete set of 4.