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, 23 December 2010


The Mammut Climbing Challenge starts January 13th and runs until February 10th

To take part, pick up a score sheet from reception. With your climbing partner, attempt the routes as often as you like, but always ground up.

Once you fall off you must lower to the ground and try again.

You'll get four weeks to have a go at 4 top ropes and 8 lead routes - graded from F5 - F8a.

The routes will be set on the Furnace, Main Wall and CragX vertical wall.

It's free to enter so you've no excuse not to have a go!


Each week a Mammut 'single' rope will be raffled off using names from the scoresheets.

Overall winners (top male/female, and top U16 male/female) will each win a Mammut rope!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Foundry Indoor Clubs over Christmas

Christmas weekend - no Spider Club
Wed 29th - no Adult Club
Thur 30th - Youth Climbing Club may run depending on booked numbers
Sun 2nd - Spider Club as normal

We are running 2 extra Spider Club sessions:
Wed 22nd 10:30 - 12:30
Wed 29th 10:30 - 12:30

Monday, 13 December 2010

Foundry Christmas opening times.

As normal The Foundry will only be closed for three days over the holiday period, infact we are open (almost) as normal throughout the Christmas/New Year period.

Christmas Eve - OPEN 10am-6pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Sunday 26th - CLOSED

Monday 27th -
open as normal, 10am-10pm
Tuesday 28th - open as normal, 10am-10pm
Wednesday 29th - open as normal, 10am-10pm
Thursday 30th - open as normal, 10am-10pm
New Years Eve - OPEN 10am-6pm
New Years Day - CLOSED

Sunday 2nd -
open as normal, 10am-8pm
Monday 3rd - open as normal, 10am-10pm
Tuesday 4th - back to normal

CragX will be closed 25th/26th December and 1st January.
CragX will close at 6pm on 24th and 31st December.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Livingstone wall Re-set

Ashley has reset all the routes on the Livingstone wall. There are 22 routes from 3+ to 6b+.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Foundry Bouldering League - Round 2 Results

Despite a disappointing turnout due to the weather there was a great atmosphere down on the wall.

The full results for both round 2 and the league so far are HERE

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Friday, 3 December 2010

Bouldering Comp - tonight

Despite the weather tonight's bouldering round will take place as planned.

For those unable to get here due to the snow, don't worry it's the best 3 of 4 round so you will still have a chance to make up your score in the New Year. But for those of you who do get here, with reduced numbers of climbers you will have a better chance of winning one of our spot prizes.

The whole Wave has been reset this week, so even if you miss the competition there is lots to have a go at over the weekend.

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

We are open - Thursday 2nd Dec

Busses are out of hibernation and I have just got into The Foundry.

Main roads are clear of snow, but Mowbray Street is very slusshy so do please take care if you decide to drive.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

We are open

Despite being closed this morning The Foundry is now open. Main roads in the City Centre are clear of snow and we hope to be able to stay open as normal this evening.

We are planning to be open tomorrow morning, but please check the blogg before travelling as mother nature may have other ideas.