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, 25 January 2012



The Foundry now has it's own integrated blog on the new look foundryclimbing.com.

This blog will stay live for a bit, just as an archive.

Happy Climbing!


Friday, 13 January 2012

Round 3 of The Foundry Winter Bouldering League THIS MONDAY!

Round 3 is on monday, starting at 5pm.

There'll be more cash prizes and another raffle for FiveTen boots and CragX vouchers.

Rob has also been busy away in the workshop to make things even spicier!

If you've not been to the comps before, then you should come down and give it a try. It's a friendly comp, with lots of prizes to be won (for the most part, you only have to enter to be in with a chance of winning!)

And remember, Full Time Students get a free scoresheet!

- The Foundry Winter Bouldering League is sponsored by CragX, FiveTen and The Clinic.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Mammut Climbing Challenge!

The Mammut Climbing Challenge starts today!

Come down and try the ten new routes for a chance to win a Mammut rope!

The competition is free to enter, with a weekly draw for prizes, as well as prizes for the overall winners.

Grab a score sheet from the front desk.

Check out some of the routes in this video of Rob and Emma Twyford testing their routes..

The Mammut Climbing Challenge from The Foundry Climbing Centre on Vimeo.

Video of Rob Napier and Emma Twyford testing routes set for the Mammut Climbing Challenge, hosted at The Foundry from 10/01/12 to 08/02/12.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

'The Clinic' physiotherapy injury screening - CANCELLED!

Unfortunately 'The Clinic' have had to cancel this evenings screening session. There will be a new session organised in the near future. Our apologies to those of you who were hoping to meet the physio this evening.

Full time student 3 month memberships - only £60

We are offering this 3 month full membership special to the first 25 takers from today!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Full time student Monthly membership - £20

You can now get a months full membership for only £20. This is available for a limited period only so get down to The Foundry asap. You must be a full time student!