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, 29 October 2009

Try before you buy!

As the credit crunch bites you don't want to waste those hard earned pennies, so take advantage of the chance to "try before you buy".

Evolv sponsored climber Ben Bransby will be on hand tonight to give you the chance to try Evolv climbing shoes for free.

Evolv Boot demo - Thu 29th Oct from 5pm

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Foundry Bouldering League is back...

Rob, Tim and Matt produced forty problems for the night. Everything from easy kids to challenging the strong. As usual it was good to see the smiling faces and enjoy the supportive atmosphere as experienced and capable climbers desparately tried to avoid being outscored by the youngsters. The Foundry Academy was present in strength and they pretty much packed out the junior section.

Spot prize winners were
Joe Broadhead / Ben Edwards - Boreal shoes
Glen Chappel - CragX voucher

A big thankyou to our sponsors: Boreal, DMM, The Clinic and CragX

Foundry Bouldering League - Results

A report from the evening will follow

Elite Category
P Smitton (M) - 150
J Cook (M) - 129
E Morris (M) - 96
C Chung-Hsien - 59
H Baresford (F) - 51
T Millinkovic (F) - 44

Recreational Category
D Cheetham (M) - 200
L Jones (M) - 191
R Lloyd (jnr M) - 176
E Hartley (M) - 173
T Bonnert (jnr M) - 170
A Waterhouse (jnr F) - 148
I Bennett (M) - 147
B Hall (F) - 138
B Clough (M) - 126
B Edwards (M) - 124
J Broadhead (jnr M) - 113
I Stewart (jnr M) - 92
S Allen (M) - 89
P Daniel (M) - 87
T Waterhouse (M) - 80
T Rivett - 76
H Chi-Yu - 75
K Fowler - 73
D Brown (M) - 63
M Holmes (M) - 63
H Murray (jnr F) - 60
J Beach (jnr M) - 60
J Shaw (jnr M) - 58
J Forde (jnr M) - 50
B Scott (M) - 47
R Cole (M) - 44
K Dorset - 42
J Parker (M) - 41
J Hickson (M) - 36
M Roper - 22

Kids (under 13) Category
P Tai (F) - 91
J Waterhouse (M) - 88
A Hall - 87
M Clerkin (F) - 85
M Aspinall (M) - 82
B Hoyland (F) - 81
G Hoyland (F)- 75
A Rivett (F) - 56
D Windle (F) - 51
P Watkin (F) - 43
B Jenkins (F) - 40

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Team 5.10 is here now

FiveTen were unusually efficient and we got the Team last night, the very day that we were told they were finally coming. We only have limited numbers of some sizes so get here quickly to avoid disappointment.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Evolv Rock Boot Demo

Thursday 29th October 5-9.30pm
Meet Evolv sponsored climber Ben Bransby and try out a pair of Evolv shoes for free - just pay your normal Foundry entrance fee.

Evolv shoes are available from CragX, following a fitting from our experienced staff.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Foundry Bouldering League

There will be three levels - kids, recreational and elite

Dates for your diary are
Friday 23rd October
Friday 20th November
Friday 22nd January

The event is sponsored by