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, 30 November 2010

Foundry Bouldering League - Round 2

Despite the snow Rob and Tim were in early this morning to start preparing for round 2 of The Foundry Bouldering League.

This Friday (3rd December) from 5pm

£2 entry (plus your normal climbing fee) with all climbers entered into a raffle to win a range of prizes, including Five Ten rockshoes, CragX gift vouchers and goodies from Beta Climbing Designs.

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Monday, 29 November 2010

Bouldering re set and Round 2 of the bouldering league

Starting last Friday, Rob and Tim re set the Level 1 and Kids circuits. On the 30th half of the level 2 level 3 will be stripped and reset. Then on Friday Rob will set another 25 NEW problems for the bouldering comp starting at 5pm in the evening.

Livingstone wall reset

The Livingstone top rope routes will be re set over this week form 4's to 6b+.

Friday, 19 November 2010

New routes on main wall

Complete reset of the right section of the main wall with lots of routes in the 6's from Rob and Dave. Rob has also reset two routes on line E.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Holds for sale

We are retiring and selling off lots of holds. They ususally go fast so if you want some get down here quick!

Steve Mcclure sets hard new training route

The Main wall now sports a new 8a+(or more?) from Steve for all of you who have climbed everything else on the prow!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Dry Tooling in the Mammut Sponsored Furnace!

The Furnace now sports not only a handful of new routes, but is also now sponsored by Mammut.

Mammut have kindly provided brand new quickdraws for the whole of the Furnace.

Dry tooling is also back for the 2010/2011 season. This year Tim Hill has set some awesome routes with purpose built wooden axe placements.

Dry tooling sessions are £10, and run for the last two hours of every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

We provide all the gear, so there's not much of an excuse not to have a go!


Tom Bonnert tackling the notorious 'brain' 

Round 1 results for the Foundry Winter Bouldering League are now available to download from foundryclimbing.com as a PDF.

Gav Harness breaks out from behind the desk to rip it up on the wave.

Look out for the next three rounds of the winter bouldering league. These will be up as events on Facebook. But just to be sure you all know, the dates are:

3rd December
14th January
11th February

Ed Hartley in the traverse corridor.

Darren Attew placed 7th with 213 points.

Joe Broadhead tops another problem.

All photos © Tom Napier

Once again, many thanks to our sponsors:

Foundry Bouldering league results Round 1

The first round saw 49 competitors attempting 25 problems set by Rob Napier and Steve Yeoman. Top score for men was David Skoczlas with an excellent 244. Top female was Diane Merrick with an impressive 220 in 4th position overall. In the youth category top male was Joe Swales at 197 (12th overall) and top female was Beth Hoyland with 142 (23rd overall), both solid performances. Some pictures and the full score sheet will follow!

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