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)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New CragX Summer Opening Times

From Friday 26th August:
Monday, 12-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 12-8pm
Friday, 12-6pm
Weekends, 10.30am-5.30pm

Remember you can order and pay over the phone, then collect from Foundry reception after the CragX closes in the evening - Please try to ring at least and hour before the CragX closes so we have time to process your order.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Alan Cassidy Repeats Metalcore (8c+)

CragX sponsored climber Alan Cassidy repeated Metalcore (8c+) last week, adding to a very impessive 2011 tick list.

Alan Cassidy - Metalcore 8c+ from Matt Pycroft on Vimeo.

To find out what Alan up to head to his Blog
- Alan Cassidy (& others) Climbing.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

And in the yellow corner.....

The new wall build in the corner of the Furnace opened last night!

Rob worked a long day get some new volumes and routes up on the left hand side of the Furnace.

Line 36 is now open, and sports a pretty nails jamming crack (into a finger jamming crack!). There's also an easier route up there, with more to go on tomorrow.

The climbing in the corner is different to any other part of the centre; now it's filled out with volumes, the corner should make for some of the most interesting and technical top roped climbing at the Foundry.

Let us know what you think!