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, 13 December 2011

The Foundry 's Christmas Opening Times!

Just a quick note to inform you of the centre's opening times over Christmas.

Sat 24th December
10am - 6pm

Sun (Christmas Day)

Mon (Boxing Day)

Tue 27th December
10am - 6pm

28th/29th/30th - Open as normal! (10am-10pm)

Sat (New Year's Eve)
10am - 6pm

Sun (New Year's Day)

2nd January
10am - 6pm

3rd January - Back to normal!

Have a good 'un!


Friday, 2 December 2011

Bouldering Comp 5-9.45pm Monday 5th

Yes, its the second bouldering comp of the winter with 25 brand new problems. Loads of great prizes to be won in the raffle (2 pairs 5.10 shoes, CragX vouchers) plus there will be THREE flash problems this time. Every person who flashes the problems gets the chance to win either £40 or 2x x£20 cash prizes. The flash problems will be f6b+ to f6c+/7a. See you on Monday evening - dont forget students get a free score sheet and its only £4.50 to climb on this eve.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

BMC Leading Ladder starts 26th November

Its the BMC Leading Ladder starting this weekend. Running from 26th November to 11th December. Its £1 for a score sheet from reception. With ten new routes to have a go at from 5+, 6a, 6a+, 6b, 6b+, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7c and 8a set by Rob and Ash.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

New routes in The Furnace

Following on from customer feedback Rob and Ashley have created some new 6a's in the furnace!!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Dry tooling this season!

Dry Tooling is now back on the schedule for the winter season.

Rob and Ash have set 9 new dry tooling routes either in the Furnace or the Main Wall.

The new routes take advantage of the Furnace Wall chimney extension, and are graded between M1 and M8.

The first dry tooling session is TOMORROW - Friday 11th November. Starts at 7.45pm.

Give us a call on 0114 279 6331 to book a place!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Bouldering League Fever + Photos!

The first round of the Foundry Winter Bouldering League nears! 

I've been to pick up a few more boxes of holds this week. The steady trickle will become a torrent next week when the bulk of our holds order comes in..

I have to say, it is rather enjoyable unwrapping all these bundles of bolt on resin. We've now got a lot of rather bright and clean holds crated up and ready to be set with.

The plan this year is to have a competition circuit. This will be in place of the current level two circuit, and will consist of 25 problems through a range of difficulty levels.

The comps this year are gearing up to be pretty great. On the night there'll be raffles for Fiveten rockshoes and CragX vouchers, as well as a special flash problem, with a £40 cash prize. (And it won't be absolutely nails, so it'll be quite open!).

I'm quite excited; and I'm not really very excitable normally.

All that remains now is a long stressful day for Rob and the route setting team, and a bit of finger crossing that other people will get excited too.

Hopefully see you down the wall on comp night. The first round is on Monday night, 7th November. It's gonna be be a doozer.

To reiterate, the dates are:



Monday, 10 October 2011

The Cafe is now open

Ready for the winter season the Foundry cafe is now open and serving it's usual range of cakes, chip butties, paninis, sandwiches and homemade snacks and meals.

Thursday, 6 October 2011


It's that time of year again!

The first round of the Foundry's Winter Bouldering League is just round the corner. 

The dates are:


If you've never been to a Foundry comp before, then, well, you should! They're fun and friendly bouldering competitions, with a whole set of brand new problems to get stuck into.

Raffles for great prizes on each night, and overall winners will also get reap a special bounty.

If you've entered the comps before, then the format will be similar. However, we've got something very special planned for this year...... 

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Boulder Resets Ahoy!

A big chunk of the bouldering circuits are going to be reset on the 7th October!

All new problems will be up for you to get to grips with before the comp season starts.

The first round of The Foundry's Winter Bouldering League is a month later, on the 7th November.

So get your eye in with the style of problems that are set on the Wave, Bleaustone Wall, Traverse Corridor and Woody Board - you've got a month to prepare!


Thursday, 22 September 2011


Still sore about £9000 a year tuition fees?

Make yourself feel a bit better by taking advantage of The Foundry's stupidly good value membership deals this term.

Full Time Students can get a 30 day membership for £20 at the moment, instead of the usual £35.

But that's not the big news.

Starting 26/9/11, the first 20 people to take out a 3 month membership pay £50 instead of the normal £85. That's simply an unmissable deal.

Or you can go the whole hog and get an annual membership for £200 instead of £220. But, again, there's only twenty of these cheap memberships available!



Thursday, 15 September 2011

CragX Climbing Shop - at least 20% off all clothing

End of Summer clothing sale is now on at CragX. This is an instore only sale and will end next week!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

FREE Injury Screening Clinic

The guys from the clinic are back for the winter season. Their first FREE injury screening clinic is on:

Monday 26th September - 7pm-9pm

Come down for free advice on climbing injuries and injury avoidance. An expert team will be on hand to give you the all the information you need to deal with your injury!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Monster Reset

Over the past month or so, Rob, Ash and Steve have been working furiously to reset the whole of the centre.

Since June:

  • Every circuit on the Wave/Bleaustone Wall/Traverse Corridor has been reset; 
  • There's been a new section of wall built in the furnace, creating a whole new line (and meaning I got to paint in a number '36' at the bottom of the wall); 
  • The CragX vert wall has been reset; 
  • The Livingstone wall has been reset; 
  • The yellow slab has been reset; 
  • 40 NEW ROUTES have gone up on the Main wall; 
  • The whole of the Furnace has had a reset...

.... And every volume in the centre has been taken down, filled, painted and put back up somewhere else.

We just need to get the Green slab reset next week to get full marks.

Our route setters have really busted a gut to get such a big selection of top quality routes on the wall; and this is all before the winter season has got underway!

Over the coming months, look out for the return of dry tooling, the winter bouldering league, the BMC's leading ladder, and another gazillion or so new routes and boulder problems. There will also be some pretty hefty deals a-happenin at CragX.

So stay tuned!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New CragX Summer Opening Times

From Friday 26th August:
Monday, 12-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 12-8pm
Friday, 12-6pm
Weekends, 10.30am-5.30pm

Remember you can order and pay over the phone, then collect from Foundry reception after the CragX closes in the evening - Please try to ring at least and hour before the CragX closes so we have time to process your order.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Alan Cassidy Repeats Metalcore (8c+)

CragX sponsored climber Alan Cassidy repeated Metalcore (8c+) last week, adding to a very impessive 2011 tick list.

Alan Cassidy - Metalcore 8c+ from Matt Pycroft on Vimeo.

To find out what Alan up to head to his Blog
- Alan Cassidy (& others) Climbing.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

And in the yellow corner.....

The new wall build in the corner of the Furnace opened last night!

Rob worked a long day get some new volumes and routes up on the left hand side of the Furnace.

Line 36 is now open, and sports a pretty nails jamming crack (into a finger jamming crack!). There's also an easier route up there, with more to go on tomorrow.

The climbing in the corner is different to any other part of the centre; now it's filled out with volumes, the corner should make for some of the most interesting and technical top roped climbing at the Foundry.

Let us know what you think!


Monday, 25 July 2011

Missed out on Cliffhanger? Check out these deals on Marmot clothing and Tents!

We have a wide range of clearance Marmot clothing bought in specially for Cliffhanger which is now available instore at MASSIVE savings.

These are just some examples of the kind of discounts to expect....

Precip Jacket RRP £80 NOW £36
Driclime Windshirt RRP£ 70 NOW £30
Guides Down Sweater RRP£ 130 NOW £55
Alpinist Jacket RRP £400 NOW £170

We also have a couple of heavily discounted tents to go. One is currently up for you to look at in the main hall of the Foundry.....

We've got the Marmot Nusku 2 person tent, and the Widi 3 person tent up for grabs - each tent is around £200 cheaper than normal.

It's a no brainer!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Volumes of new routes!

Rob and Ash have been working hard stripping the CragX vertical wall and they are now in the process of re-setting it.

The volumes have had a nice lick of paint and have been moved around to keep things fresh and interesting. There's plenty of laybacking, mantling and rockovers for you to get stuck into, and that's before the bolt on holds are even on the wall.

New routes will be set today and tomorrow.

As always, we look forward to your feedback. Look out for updated route topo's at foundryclimbing.com.


Monday, 4 July 2011

New Bouldering Circuits

Rob, Gav and Tim reset the Level 1, 2, 3 and Kid's circuits at the end of last week.

The volumes on the Bleaustone Wall have also had a lick of paint, and a shuffle around to keeps things interesting.

This time around there's more problems in the level 1 and 2 circuits, with fewer level 3 problems.

There are about 70 new problems to get stuck into now. As always, we like to hear your feedback.



Monday, 27 June 2011

Recall Notice - Grigri2

Petzl has discovered that exerting excessive force on the fully extended handle of the GRIGRI 2 can cause internal damage, such that the GRIGRI 2 handle may become stuck in the open position.
When the handle is stuck in this position the assisted braking function is disabled. A damaged GRIGRI 2 in this configuration will function similarly to a manual belay device (e.g. tube style device).
A GRIGRI 2 with a damaged handle must be immediately retired from service.

Please check the first five digits of the serial number on your Grigri2 and if it is between 10326 and 11136 discontinue use and return to Petzl for replacement.


Full details of the recall and of how to return your Grigri2's are on the Lyon website - please return direct to Lyon and not via your local climbing shop.

Please note the original Grigri and Grigri2's with serial number 11137 onwards are NOT affected by this recall.

BMC Youth Climbing Series Final - June 25th

Jim Watkin, area youth coordinator, has provided a short report on how the Foundry based competitors did - well done to all of you who took part.

Some good results Saturday. No podium places to report but some excellent performances on some very difficult routes. Results as follows. - there were 30+ competitors in each group

In Girls 8-10, Pippa Watkin and Abbie Rivett both had strong days finishing 7th and 12th respectively

In Boys 8-10 Mark Alkins-Tooth also climbed strongly finishing 6th overall

In Girls 11-13 Dana Windle did really well on some tough routes to finish 22nd in a field with many girls a year older than her

In Boys 11-13 Tom and Ben Lee matched each other all day to finish joint 25th again against boys a year older

In Boys 14-16 Alex Hall again competed against much older competitors finishing 30th.

All Foundry climbers did extremely well on some really tough routes and did The Foundry proud!

Full results are on the BMC site

Jim Watkin

BMC Area Youth Rep.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Foundry on ITV Daybreak!!

Whatever you're doing this coming Monday 20th at 6.30am, if you're near a tv, switch on ITV Daybreak. They will be airing a couple of films based on a small group of beginners having a go at climbing/abseiling at The Foundry. Sean James from Foundry Mountain Activities/Sheffield Mountain Guides and Matt Roberts, TV fitness expert, take them through their paces!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

What the furnace?

Massive scaffold in the furnace.

You may have spotted the anchor point in the corner of the furnace - that's been there a while now....

It's not there for nothing.

The Furnace has been shut during the day for most of this week whilst Rob Napier and Ben Tedstill (with a little bit of help from the Portland Sheet metal guys next door) have been panelling out the area just left of the Furnace lead wall.

This'll create an awesome chimney feature in the corner of the furnace, and increase the top roping in there to potentially 6 or 7 routes rather than 2.

Neil overseeing the new build. Rob and Ben T-Nutting panels

As I type, the panelling is just about finished. There should be paint up there by the end of the week, and hopefully some new routes, exploring new territory in the Foundry, once the paint's gone off!



Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Peak District Bouldering IN STOCK

After much anticipation we finally have it!!! The NEW Peak Bouldering guide is in.....new pictures, problems and topo's for you to get stuck into! This is a must have! Fingers at the ready!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Cliffhanger 2011 - 2nd/3rd July

For the fifth year CragX will be taking our popular pull-up challenge and a Marquee filled with bargains to the annual Cliffhanger event in Millhouses Park.

For more information about Cliffhanger click HERE

Monday, 6 June 2011

Monday, 23 May 2011

More new routes.... and a bank holiday.

Ash is currently stripping routes from lines K and M on the main wall. New routes will be up on these lines today and tomorrow.

Also, next week is a bank holiday.

That means, Monday 30th May, the Foundry will close at 8PM rather than 10.


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New routes on main wall

Following a BMC National competition route setters course we now have 12 new mid to hard graded routes from 6c+ through to 8a+ on the prow of the main wall.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Reset of Vertical wall and Foundry slab May 3rd/4th

Still busy seting this week Ash and Steve are creating master pieces from 3+ to 6c+, including some interesting variations around the offwidth chimney abd laybacks!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Re-setting of slab routes

Both of the slabs will be reset over this week by Ash and Steve with routes from 3+ to 6c.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Too Hot to Climb?

From what climbers are telling me today, it's just too hot to climb out in the Peak.

The current warm weather hasn't yet penetrated into The Foundry, so if you fancy escaping the heat (or smog?) why not head down for a climb.

We are open daily from 10am over the Easter Bank Holiday (see post below for closing times)

Friday, 15 April 2011

Easter Opening Times

Good Friday - 10am-8pm
Saturday/Sunday - 10am-6pm
Easter Monday - 10am-8pm

Tuesday-Thursday - open as normal, 10am-10pm

Friday 29th - 10am-8pm
Saturday/Sunday - 10am-6pm
Mayday Bank Holiday - 10am-8pm

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Photos from VARSITY

Thanks to Jack Gilbert for the following photos:

We have done our best to caption the photos correctly - please email foundry@cragxclimbing.com with any corrections/additions

Friday, 8 April 2011

Bouldering Re-set April 11th-13th

The right hand section of The Wave will be reset by Rob on Monday 11th, steep section on Tuesday and the Bleaustone wall/traverse corrisdor on the Wednesday.

Livigstone wall reset

Steve and Ash have been busy creating routes from 3+ through to 6b+ on the Livingstone wall.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

VARSITY 2011 Results

Victory went to Sheffield with a score of 496 against Hallams 329, infact Sheffield too a clean sweep of the top three overall scores (Martin, Alex and Daniel) and the top female score (Rosemary). A big well done to all the competitors, especially Ruth as the only female competitor from Hallam.

Problems had been set at a range of grades to try and make a fun competition for everyone including those who aren't natural boulderers, but with some fiendish ones to split up the top end climbers. All climbers were also entered into a raffle with the chance to win prizes sponsored by CragX.

The full results can be viewed HERE

Monday, 4 April 2011

Sheffield Uni v Hallam Uni Competition

Varsity Competition: Wednesday 6th April: 2 - 4.30pm Last year the University of Sheffield comfortably beat Hallam University, can they repeat this victory again? This year there will be 20 brand new problems set by Rob Napier to test climbers ranging from warm ups to rather tricky! If you want to compete for your Uni head on down for the 2pm kick off. It is sponsored by CragX Climbing Shop and The Foundry so if you enter you may win one of the raffle prizes just for being here!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Summer Opening Times

The warmer/drier weather over the last few weeks, combined with the hour change means that it is now time to think about moving to summer opening times.

From Saturday 9th April - at weekends we will be closing at 6pm.

We will still be open at 10am daily and close at 10pm midweek.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Dry tooling routes are coming down!

The dry tooling routes will be taken down next week so the last opportunity to climb on them will be Monday 21 st March from 8 till 10pm. New dry tool routes will return at the end of October.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Furnace new routes

There are now 9 new routes in The Furnace ranging form 4+ to 6c set by Steve Yeoman.

BMC Youth Climbing Series Foundry finalists

Following the success of the 8 Foundry based climbers in the BMC Youth Climbing Series we now have a photo of them all includng the two Area Champions in the girls 8-10 years, Pippa Watkin and the boys 8-10 years, Mark Alkin-Tooth. Well done again to all of you.

From photo we have:
Top Row Left to Right
Ben Lee – 3rd Boys 11-13
James Waterhouse – 3rd Boys 14-16
Alex Hall – 2nd Boys 14-16
Thomas Lee – 2nd Boys 11-13
Dana Windle – 3rd Girls 11-13

Bottom Row Left to Right
Mark Alkins-Tooth – 1st Boys 8-10, Area Champion
Abbie Rivett – 2nd Girls 8-10
Pippa Watkin – 1st Girls 8-10, Area Champion

Full results available at http://http//indoorsout.co.uk.htm#brycs2011results.htm
All the finalists now go forward to the National Final to be held at Wolf Mountain Wolverhampton at the end of June.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

2nd Hand Kit Sale - 4th-6th March, Showroom Cinema

Got any unloved climbing gear gathering cobwebs at the bottom of your climbing sack, still safe but heavy and unused since you upgraded to the latest shiny lightweight models?

Climbing boots you bought for a bargain, but which never actually fitted?

Winter sleeping bag bought for the trip of a lifetime, but you will never actually use again?

Kids outdoor clothing, outgrown but still with with plenty of life in it?

We've all got gear we bought on impulse and regretted, or which whilst still serviceable is now unused and just clutter at the back of a wardrobe. So this is your chance to sell off your unwanted gear and raise funds for more shinny bits.

Like a car boot sale but based on what can be fitted into a rucksack, this sale of outdoor kit will take place throughout the ShAFF weekend - please contact CragX for more information or to book a table.

For those wanting to buy, please note this is a CASH ONLY sale - although there are plenty of local cash machines.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Furnace heater repaired!

Six weeks after breaking down the new part has arrived and the heater is now up and running again.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Re Setting

he full bouldering reset is now just about finished with a couple more top end problems to set and finish the re set of the kids circuit. Circuit guides for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are now done.

Routes - Main wall - about 14 new routes have been changed including most of the central prow routes (including routes set with our new Lapis and Bleaustone holds).

Sunday, 13 February 2011


An excellent batch of boulder problems from Rob Napier and Steve Yeoman lead to a close run final round. Thanks to our sponsors for some great raffle prizes through the series.The top placed senior male/female of the round 4 comp were Ned Feehally (scored 241/250) and Katy Whittaker (217/250)so well done to them. Both win £50 cash!
Overall results are downloadable from the foundryclimbing.com home page.
Overall winners, best 3 out of 4 scores win Foundry full memberships! Collect from Foundry reception.
OVERALL PRIZES Best ¾ scoresSENIOR MALE Free Entry Vouchers:
1st Richard Ames 3 months
2nd David Skoczylas 2 months
3rd Ed Morris 1 month
1st Diane Merrick 3 months
2nd Michaela Tracy 2 months
3rd Beth Hoyland(jnr) 1 month
1st Alex Hall 3 months
2nd Michael Aspinall 2 months
3rd Joe Swales 1 month
1st Beth Hoyland 3 months
2nd Georgia Hoyland 2 months
3rd Dana Windle 1 month
Collect from reception!

Event Sponsors:

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

YCS competitor photos

A few great photos from the weekend's Youth Climbing Series competition. All taken by Tom Napier.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Steve McClure 5.10 Boot Demo

This Friday 11th evening Steve McClure will be running a 5.10 boot demo in conjuction with the final round of the bouldering comp. So if you want to test out various 5.10 boots come on down!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Youth Climbing Series - Saturday 5th

Last weekend 39 young climbers aged 7 to 16 competed at The Foundry. The three age groups of 8 to 10 years, 11-13 and 14-16 included 22 girls and 17 boys. The Foundry based climbers did extremely well. In girls 8-10 years, Pippa Watkin took an impressive 1st with Abigail Rivett a close 3rd. Boys 8-10 Mark Alkins-Tooth also an excellent 1st place. In the next age category girls 11-13 years Dana Windle just missed out on the top spot in 2nd with a strong 3rd place to Georgia Hoyland, Mary Clerkin 4th, Bethany Hoyland 7th and Danielle Hoyland 8th, out of a total field of 11 climbers a very good overall performance from the 5 climbers. Boys 11-13 was won by an impressive Thomas Lee closely followed by brother Ben Lee in 2nd out of 9 climbers. Girls 13-16 years Bethany Hoyland came a solid 5th out of the 9 climbers. Finally in the boys 13-16 Alex Hall came a strong 2nd place.
Well done to all the climbers who took part from the Peak region.
Photos taken by Tom Napier will follow shortly.
Results can be found at http://http//indoorsout.co.uk/index.htm#brycs2011results.htm.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Youth Climbing Series Competition - 5th Feb

The BMC Youth Climbing Series Round 2 will be here this Saturday starting at 10am. The 40 competitors will try 3 routes and 3 boulder problems each and it usually takes about 5 hours to complete. (The Centre is open as normal during the comp).

Tenaya Boot Demo - 3rd Feb

As always boot demos give you a chance to "try before you buy" and do some proper climbing in a new make/model of shoe before investing your hard earned pennies. Unlike many other manufacturers Tenaya make their range of technical shoes down to very small sizes, so are of special interest to girlies who are unable to get technical shoes small enough to fit.

As well as the boot demo Mike Adams will be running a FREE Masterclass session.

The boot demo will be from 6pm on Thursday 3rd February.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Mammut Climbing Challenge - raffle winner, week 2

The lucky winner of a 60m single rated Mammut rope is James Newby
(James, you can collect your rope from Reception next time you're down climbing)

There are still 2 ropes up for grabs in weekly raffles, all you need to do to enter is collect a free score sheet from reception and remember to hand it in each day after you have finished climbing.

This is an informal comp run over 4 weeks, so you can take your time trying to complete the twelve routes over multiple climbing sessions. Just remember it is a ground up competition, so if you fall off (or rest) you must lower to the ground before starting another attempt.

As well as the raffle prizes, there are also ropes up for grabs to the top scoring climbers in each category.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Grigri 2 - now in stock

The eagerly awaited GRIGRI 2 has a new design that allows excellent control during the descent and it can be safely used on all single dynamic 8.9 to 11 mm ropes on the market (ideal at 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm).

Availabe in store or order online from CragX

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Big vertical Marathon - Charity Climb Event

Starting on 22nd January, two climbers began attempting to climb the height of a marathon, thats 42,195m!! Not only that they will be doing it over 7 days at 7 different climbing centres around the country.
They will be climbing here on Thursday 27th so please come and support them.
The challenge is to raise money for Cancer Research.
Visit the event website at http://www.thebigvmt.org.uk/.

They need belayers so anyone willing to give up any time for this please come along.

Monday, 24 January 2011

BMC Youth climbing Series - Nottingham 22/1/11

Area Youth Coordinator Jim Watkins reports on the 1st round of the Youth Climbing Series held at Nottingham Wall. Round 2 will be at The Foundry on 5th February.

In the Girls 8-10, Pippa and Abbie matched each other all day with perfect scores and could not be separated on countbacks or attempts etc. they therefore had to climb off with Pippa just snatching the win by a single point from Abbie!
- Boys 8-10, Mark Alkins- Tooth also maximum scored and won his category
- Girls 11-13, Mary Clerkin and Dana Windle gained a creditable 3rd and 4th places respectively. Bethany Jennings also climber well but finished 8th,
- Boys 11-13, Tom and Ben Lee came 2nd and 3rd respectively
- Boys 14-16 Alex Hall finished 2nd, whilst James Waterhouse unfortunately had to retire due to injury.
For BMC full results the link is here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/News.aspx?id=3509

See you all on Saturday 5th Feb at The Foundry.

The Big vertical Marathon - Charity Climb Challenge

Starting on 22nd January, two climbers began attempting to climb the height of a marathon, thats 42,195m!! Not only that they will be doing it over 7 days at 7 different climbing centres around the country.
They will be climbing here on Thursday 27th so please come and support them.
The challenge is to raise money for Cancer Research.
Visit the event website at http://www.thebigvmt.org.uk/.

They need belayers so anyone willing to give up any time for this please come along.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Mammut Climbing Challenge - raffle winner, week 1

The lucky winner of a 60m single rated Mammut rope is Mark Alkin
(Mark, you can collect your rope from Reception next time you're down climbing)

There are still 3 ropes up for grabs in weekly raffles, all you need to do to enter is collect a free score sheet from reception and remember to hand it in each day after you have finished climbing.

This is an informal comp run over 4 weeks, so you can take your time trying to complete the twelve routes over multiple climbing sessions. Just remember it is a ground up competition, so if you fall off (or rest) you must lower to the ground before starting another attempt.

As well as the raffle prizes, there are also ropes up for grabs to the top scoring climbers in each category.

Monday, 17 January 2011

The Foundry hosted round three of the Winter Bouldering League on Friday night.

We've posted the results (both for that round, and league results so far....) on the web.

Click here to view them!

In the meantime, here's a few photo's from the night.

The next and final round of the Winter Bouldering League is on February 11th...

... Be there!

Aidan Cross on Problem 15 - the double dyno!
Adam Hodgson on the Bleaustone Wall

Neil and Rob on hand to draw prizes

Photography © Tom Napier