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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!

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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.