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, 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!