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)

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Cliffhanger 2010

Millhouses Park, Sat 3rd and Sun 4th July.

As well as hosting the IFSC Bouldering World Cup, Cliffhanger 2010 will have a wide range of free "come and try" activities for kids of all ages.

CragX will be bringing our Pull-up Challenge (how many can you do in 1 minute?), plus a new challenge which will be revealed on the day.

It's only a few days before the event and we are still busily collating special offers and bargains.
As a quick guide there will be lots of hardware, harnesses, helmets and ropes with discounts of around 20-50% off. Plus clothing bargains, mostly with at least 50% off.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Froggatt guide back in stock

The first batch didn't last long but the main shipment is finally here and we have good stock of the brand new Froggatt guide.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

BMC Young Climbers Series Final

Last weekends final saw 187 young climbers competing at Ratho. This number included young climbers who regularly climb at The Foundry and Foundry Academy members , all of them representing the 'Peak ' region. Well done to all of you who took part. Jake Beech (2nd/33 in 11-13boys), Thomas Lee (6th/31 in 8-10 boys), James Waterhouse (7th/33 in boys 11-13), Abigail Rivett (19th/26 in 8-10 girls , Pareesa Tai (19=/33 in 11-13 girls) and Finn McKay (15th/33 in 14-16 boys). The Peak region came 2nd out of the 11 regions, so a great result.

The BMC is running an Open Youth Climbing Competition at Ratho on 24th July. Entries need to be returned to the BMC by 16th July. Entry forms and further information available at http://www.thebmc.co.uk/competitions

Monday, 14 June 2010

New Kids bouldering circuit

Rob and Josh (our new work experience recruit!) are re setting the whole of the kids circuit. With a total of 18 new problems, theres lots to have a go at for those aged about 5 years upwards. Grades range from font 3 to font 5a. Entry price for under 7's is still £3.50 with no charge for the adult signing kids in. Children of 7 to 15 years are £4.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Core DVD now in

We've been getting badgered for a while about when Core DVD would be here. It's been out for a while on this BluRay nonsense but is now finally here on proper DVD.
Featuring Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Wilder, Fred Nicole, Kevin Jorgeson and more it promises to be quite a crushfest.

And for those inspired By Fred to get out there and pull on some swiss boulders - we have just taken delivery of the new SwissBloc vol1. Covering Magic Wood, Sustenpass and much more. This is the first of two volumes by Gebro Verlag (Publishers of EBloc, IBloc and BlocHeart, which SwissBloc replaces).