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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!