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, 30 September 2010

Youth Climbing Friendly Comp! Saturday 9th October

The Foundry is putting on a friendly youth comp intended to give young climbers a chance to have a go at a couple of top rope routes (one on the vertical wall and one in The Furnace) plus 5 boulder problems. Rob Napier will be setting for the comp next thursday 7th/friday 8th.

There are 3 categories ages 7-10, 11-13, 14-16. There are CragX shop vouchers for first boy/girl in each category and other prizes generously supplied by Beta Climbing Designs.

Entry is £6 and the centre will be open from 9.30am for registration. Jim Watkins (BMC Area Youth Coordinator/Foundry Academy) will be in charge of sorting out belayers / scorers from the parents present so expect to be given a job to do if you are a parent! Rob Napier will be there all day to sort any technical problems.

BMC Leading ladder 2nd - 17th October

The Leading ladder is back for 2010/11. Ten routes to choose from6a to 8a. Score cards are £1. You can attempt the routes as many times as you like in the allotted time period.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Foundry Cafe will be fully open from Monday 27th September.

As usual we will be offering a range of hot/cold sandwiches, burgers, homemade specials and the all important chip Buttie.

Take advantage of free Wi-Fi access whilst you enjoy a latte. Or get a panini to stave off the hunger pangs, whilst you're waiting for your climbing partners to arrive.

Main wall prow now reset and new Level 2 bouldering circuit

The prow is completely reset by Rob Napier and Steve Yeoman (new recuit from Bristol Climbing Centre). By the end of today we will have finished setting the 15 degree wall to left of the prow and have re set the Level 2 bouldering circuit.

Rob setting on Bleaustone wall

Steve setting on 15 degree section of main wall

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Setting on main wall

There will be route stripping and resetting on the main wall on wednesday this week and next week during the day up to 5pm.