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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!

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)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

What the furnace?

Massive scaffold in the furnace.

You may have spotted the anchor point in the corner of the furnace - that's been there a while now....

It's not there for nothing.

The Furnace has been shut during the day for most of this week whilst Rob Napier and Ben Tedstill (with a little bit of help from the Portland Sheet metal guys next door) have been panelling out the area just left of the Furnace lead wall.

This'll create an awesome chimney feature in the corner of the furnace, and increase the top roping in there to potentially 6 or 7 routes rather than 2.

Neil overseeing the new build. Rob and Ben T-Nutting panels

As I type, the panelling is just about finished. There should be paint up there by the end of the week, and hopefully some new routes, exploring new territory in the Foundry, once the paint's gone off!