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, 14 January 2010

Ian Parnell checks out our dry tooling routes

The routes have now been checked out by Ian Parnell who has provided some 'M' grades (as used for mixed route grades outdoors). The five routes range form M4 to M7+. Ian was very positive about the routes and got very pumped doing them. See what he thinks by going to his blog at http://ianparnellphotography.blogspot.com/2010/01/sheffield-winter-training-facility.html

Here's some more piccies of the routes being climbed. If you want to have a go we advise to book yourself in to guarantee equipment otherwise turn up on the nights. Its £10/2 hours inc. gear. If you are already climbing down here on the night and decide you would like to give it a try you will be charged the difference between your initial entry fee and £10 for the gear. You will have to fill in a bit of paper work and must be 18.
Friday 8-10pm, weekends 6-8pm, Mondays 8-10pm.

TOP - Rob Napier on an M7+
ABOVE LEFT -Neil Bentley on an M5
ABOVE CENTRE - Neil Bentley on an M7+
ABOVE RIGHT - Ian Parnell on an M5/6