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, 21 December 2009

9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes?

Dave MacLeod's new training book is now available at CragX. With section heading like 'I'm young, spoon feed me' 9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes tells it straight. It might not be an easy read but after a quick look I'm already thinking I ought to get myself a copy. Price is £15

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Between The Trees DVD at CragX

We have had a delivery of Between Trees from the lovely Unclesomebody. The film is getting rave reviews and looks set to be the cult classic of this year. We are not selling it on the interweb so pop in to get your copy.

Vertical wall reset

Rob and Dan are re setting the vertical wall. This involves maintenance work on the volumes before they can be put back in place. We have created a classic layback up the side where it meets the livingstone wall pillar - this can alse be jammed up with thin hands or off hands if you dont! Plus a wide chimney/bridging feature on the right.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Boreal Boot Demo

Last night was the change to try a pair of Boreal Rockshoes for free. A few years ago it was at a demo that I found the "perfect" pair of rockshoes, so I can testify that this is a great opportunity to actually try new shoes out before you make the decision to part with your hard earnt cash.

Unfortunatly due to their poplularity the Storm have been so sought after by retailers that they haven't yet made it into the demo collection. However there was still a good range of shoes, including the ever popular Joker Lace and Luna and for the higher end climbers the Crux and Falcon.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Livingstone wall reset

The Livingstone wall is now reset with 23 new routes from 3+ to 6B+ set by Rob Napier and Tim Hill.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Foundry Christmas opening times.

I know it's only the first day of advent but Christmas will soon be upon us.
As normal the Foundry will only be closed for three days over the holiday period, we will however be closing early on some evenings.

Christmas Eve - open 10am-6pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED

Boxing day - CLOSED

Sunday 27th -
open 10am-6pm
Monday 28th - open 10am-8pm
Tuesday 29th - open 10am-10pm
Wednesday 30th - open 10am-10pm
New Years Eve - open 10am-6pm

New Years Day - CLOSED

2nd January - 10am-6pm

3rd January - 10am-6pm
4th January - back to normal

CragX will be closed 25th/26th/27th December and 1st January.
CragX will close at 6pm on 24th/28th and 31st December.