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)

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!

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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.