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.