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, 27 June 2011

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.