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, 30 September 2009

It's winter @ The Foundry

Well OK it's not snowy, but as the nights draw in you can take advantage of an extra 4 hours climbing each weekend.

The centre is now open till 8pm at Weekends.
Monday-Friday 10am-10pm
Weekends 10am-8pm

Remember after 4pm at weekends you can boulder for just £4.50.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Save fighting with the traffic,

the Foundry Cafe will be fully open from Tuesday 29th September.
Come down straight from work and take advantage of free Wi-Fi access whilst you enjoy a latte. Or get a panini to stave off those after work hunger pangs, whilst you're waiting for your climbing partners to arrive

Opening Times will be:
12-7.45pm, Mon-Thu
12-5.45pm Friday
10-5.30 Weekends

As usual we will be offering a range of hot/cold sandwiches, burgers, homade specials and the all important chip buttie.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Student Special Offers

Start of Term Special Offers, valid untill 23rd October:
Annual Student Membership - £220
30day Student Membership - £20 (normally £35)

Both the above memberships give you an unlimited number of visits, for the duration of your membership. Working out at less than £4.25/week the Annual Membership is a wise choice for anyone wanting to train more than once a week.

These are only available to full time students, on production of valid student ID.


Well, all the bouldering down at the Foundry has been completely reset now, and its circuit time!

Pick up a circuit topo at reception and get ticking!

There are five circuits with problems located right round the centre:

Kids circuit - Font 3a - 5a
Level 1 - Font 3a - 5b
Level 2 - Font 5b - 6c
Level 3 - Font 6c - 7b+
Elite circuit - Individually graded....

- Mark Armitage working through the level 2 circuit

- Tom

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Experienced climber wanted!

Are you an experienced(sport and trad) climber? Have you ever considered instructing/coaching? Call Mark on 07818043915 or email mark@greatadventures.co.uk (Foundry Mountain Activities) to discuss details.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Bouldering Circuits

The lads have completely stripped the Wave and Bleaustone Wall of holds, added new volumes to the Bleaustone Wall and are now beginning the process of setting new problems. The plan is to include a number of circuits, which will help give climbers a more structured session.

For those unfamiliar with circuits, basically you pick a grade range (circuit) and can then work to complete all the problems on that circuit. We are planning 5 circuits with grades from 3a to 8a, these will be spread over the centre on the Wave/Bleaustone Walls, Corridor and Furnace boards.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Yet more new routes

With our busy winter season rapidly approaching Rob and Dan are working hard to give you new routes.

Their next project is to completely re-set the prow of the Five Ten wall, this includes adding new volumes to give further interest to the routes.