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 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.