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)

Monday, 30 November 2009

BMC Leading Ladder - Results

Well done to everyone who entered the BMC Leading Ladder, here are the results from the Foundry's round.

Elite Category
L Tilley (M) - 200
P Whittaker (M) - 160
R Hall (F) - 160
T Bonnert (jnr M) - 160
A Waterhouse (jnr F) - 155

Recreational Category
J Nightingale (M) - 160
J leighton (M) - 160
T Hayes (jnr F) - 140
W Smith (jnr M) - 140
I Bennett (M) - 131
B Ridal (jnr M) - 128
F McKay (jnr M) - 120
M Bean (M) - 120
S Pashley (jnr F) - 115
O Grounsell (jnr M) - 100
B Martin (jnr M) - 100
H Murray (jnr F) - 95

Improver Category
A Clarke (F) - 100
J Waterhouse (jnr M) - 100
S Tilley (M) - 100
J Beech (jnr M) - 100
F Santos (F) - 100
M Hilton (M) - 100
D Rennie (M) - 95
N Phillips (M) - 80
A Hall (jnr M) - 80
A Murray (M) - 80
O Baker (M) - 80
F Tilley (jnr F) - 55

(result scores still to be confirmed by The BMC)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

BMC leading Ladder

For those who haven't yet entered, you have untill Sunday (29th Nov) evening to attempt the routes and enter your score card.

This can be viewed as a one off competition. Or for keen climbers, you need to enter at least three rounds (at a choice of 35 walls around the country) for the chance to qualify for the National Finals.

For more information visit The BMC.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Bouldering circuit re-sets

Following on from the comp on Friday there are now 67 new problems within the circuits level 1, 2 , 3 and elite from font 5 to 7c+.

Foundry Bouldering Competition - Round 2

The round 2 comp was set at a slightly easier standard than round 1 seeing a few competitors flash all the problems in their chosen category. Three under 13's got full marks including James Waterhouse who then went on to get a respectable score in the recreational category.
As usual the problems set by Rob assisted by Matt,Tim, and Dan. The comp is sponsored by DMM who provided lots of kit which was handed out during the comp to those lucky 9 competitors who had their name pulled out of the chalk bag. Also given away were 2 pairs of Boreal boots and a CragX climbing shop voucher.
There is one more round to come on January 22nd. Again there will be lots of prizes to be won on the night.
Overall prizes for best 2 out of 3 scores are for 1st (3 month free entry voucher to The Foundry) and 2nd placed male/female ( 1 month free entry voucher to The Foundry) in each category.

Foundry Bouldering League Results - round 2

A report from the evening will follow

Elite Category
D Merrick (F) - 105
C Chung-Hsien - 79
E Morris (M) - 76
M Coia (jnr M) - 62
T Millinkovic (F) - 40

Recreational Category
L Jones (m) - 200
N Phillips (jnr M) - 197
E Hartley (m) - 194
G Whittles (M) - 179
T Dixon (M) - 169
T Greenhall (M) - 168
R Lloyd (jnr M) - 167
N Jones (M) - 162
T Bonnert (jnr M) - 154
M Roper - 151
I Bennett (M) - 151
B Hall (F) - 144
I Stewart (jnr M) - 142
P Jeffrey (M) - 140
A Partnell (M) - 134
J Powell (M) - 131
J Broadhead ( jnr M) - 127
J Shaw (jnr M) - 126
J Beach (jnr M) - 115
T Waterhouse (M) - 114
H Murray (jnr F) - 110
J Hickson (M) - 110
C Lockyer (M) - 104
P Daniel (M) - 92
C Tingle (M) - 88
R Snowden (F) - 87
T Duncan (M) - 87
S Holland (M) - 86
J Forde (jnr M) - 85
K Dorset - 81
C Evans (M) - 73
J Waterhouse (jnr M) - 64
L Ward - 24

Kids (under 13) Category
J Waterhouse (M) - 100
M Aspinall (M) - 100
A Hall - 100
M Clerkin (F) - 94
P Tai (F) - 92
B Hoyland (F) - 92
D Windle (F) - 63
M Alkins-Tooth (M) - 58
B Jennings (F) - 47
A Rivett (F) - 40
P Watkin (F) - 25

Event Sponsors:

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Beast has Cometh....

For those of you after a Beatmaker 1000 or 2000 CragX now have them in stock! Avaliable from CragXclimbing.com or instore at the CragX shop in The Foundry.

There selling quick so get a move on if you want one!

Beastmaker 1000 and 2000 £70.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Foundry Bouldering League

Friday 20th November, from 5pm

Round two of the Bouldering League will have 2 pairs of Boreal climbing shoes and CragX vouchers up for grabs in the raffle. Plus DMM will be here on the night with more raffle prizes.

The whole bouldering wall will be re-set prior to the event and new exciting volumes will be added to the main wall for added interest

The league has three levels: U13's, Recreational and Elite.
Each round acts as a stand alone event but those who compete in all three rounds will be entered into the league and be in with a chance of winning even more prizes.

Watch the round one video

Event Sponsors:

Training at The Foundry

Last weekend saw some of the countries top climbers training at The Foundry, as part of the British Bouldering Team.

Above: Helen Shilleto
Right: Ned Fehally

Thursday, 12 November 2009

BMC Leading Ladder

14th - 29th November @ The Foundry

The BMC Leading Ladder is a series of fun informal competitions that start in October and run at 24 walls, with 35 rounds right through until the end of March. Each round will have 10 routes ranging from F5+ to F8a, with three ability categories -
• The Improver category is aimed at climbers whose on-sight limit is F6B/6B+.
• The Recreational category is aimed at climb
ers whose on-sight limit is F7A/7B.
• The Elite category is aimed at climbers whose on-sight limit is F7C/8A.

Each category will then be split into male/female and junior/adult.
If you want to enter you can buy a scorecard from Foundry Reception for just £1
Or visit The BMC for more information on the event.

Monday, 9 November 2009

BMC Leading Ladder

Starting 14th to 29th November. Collect your score sheet from reception for £1 and spend up to 2 weeks trying the 10 routes ground up. Three categories of Improver, Recreational and Elite. Route grades of F5+, F6A, F6A+, F6b, F6b+, F6c, F7a, F7b, F7c and F8a.