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, 25 July 2011

Missed out on Cliffhanger? Check out these deals on Marmot clothing and Tents!

We have a wide range of clearance Marmot clothing bought in specially for Cliffhanger which is now available instore at MASSIVE savings.

These are just some examples of the kind of discounts to expect....

Precip Jacket RRP £80 NOW £36
Driclime Windshirt RRP£ 70 NOW £30
Guides Down Sweater RRP£ 130 NOW £55
Alpinist Jacket RRP £400 NOW £170

We also have a couple of heavily discounted tents to go. One is currently up for you to look at in the main hall of the Foundry.....

We've got the Marmot Nusku 2 person tent, and the Widi 3 person tent up for grabs - each tent is around £200 cheaper than normal.

It's a no brainer!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Volumes of new routes!

Rob and Ash have been working hard stripping the CragX vertical wall and they are now in the process of re-setting it.

The volumes have had a nice lick of paint and have been moved around to keep things fresh and interesting. There's plenty of laybacking, mantling and rockovers for you to get stuck into, and that's before the bolt on holds are even on the wall.

New routes will be set today and tomorrow.

As always, we look forward to your feedback. Look out for updated route topo's at foundryclimbing.com.


Monday, 4 July 2011

New Bouldering Circuits

Rob, Gav and Tim reset the Level 1, 2, 3 and Kid's circuits at the end of last week.

The volumes on the Bleaustone Wall have also had a lick of paint, and a shuffle around to keeps things interesting.

This time around there's more problems in the level 1 and 2 circuits, with fewer level 3 problems.

There are about 70 new problems to get stuck into now. As always, we like to hear your feedback.