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Rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, cycling, walking...

Based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information contact: Richard Freer on 07971 215203 or via email.

Bowline CC - Climbing Friday night and Saturday

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 3rd July 2015 @ 1:01pm

Hi All,

A few of us are heading to Craig Buddon this evening for around 6-6:30pm for an evening of chilled out climbing. Come and join us!

Also the weather looks good for Climbing on Saturday. If you are interested in heading out contact Andy Railton to co-ordinate the venue (, 07894 533629).

Have a great weekend,



Bowline CC - Climbing on Thursday/Friday and the weekend

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 @ 10:27am

Hi Bowliners,

Well despite the heatwave the pesky british weather is interfering with our climbing plans once again. We've decided to scratch the planned trip to Matlock tonight (Thursday) due to rain. Instead some of us heading to The Tower around 6:30pm to keep our game in. We may also go climbing outdoors at a local crag tomorrow evening, but given the changeable weather we're going to wait until tomorrow to make a decision, if you'd be interested in joining us let me know and I can update you with the plan.

It is pretty much the same story for the weekend climbing plans. We were hoping for a Sunday trip to the Peak but that currently does not look favourable. Saturday looks more hopeful so watchout for an update from me tomorrow regarding the weekend.

Andy :)

Bowline CC - BMC Workshops and Auction

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 29th June 2015 @ 10:38pm

Hi All,

A quick email with some news from the BMC:

BMC Clubs Workshops 2015
There are a few places still available on courses later this year – Mountain Skills (July), Climbing Self Rescue (September), First Aid (September).  These courses are subsidised by a grant the BMC receives from Sport England and are specifically designed to support members of BMC affiliated clubs. 
Find out more about the courses and book your places via 
BMC Auction – Community Action Nepal 
With the aim to raise as much money as possible to support the mountain people of Nepal, and in particular those devastated or displaced by the recent earthquakes, the BMC Nepal Charity Auction is offering an incredible range of money-can’t-buy experiences and items.  With experiences and items donated by the likes of Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott CBE, Hazel Findlay, Leo Holding, Michael Palin, Mick Fowler and Shauna Coxsey it’s time to get down to eBay and place your bids.  The first items will close on Sunday 5th July.

Bowline CC - Summer meal success

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 28th June 2015 @ 11:20pm

Hey Everybody,

We had a super time in North Yorkshire for our Summer Meal. A beautiful day on Saturday saw us rush out to enjoy the climbing, walking, cycling and running. Then back to the lovely Timberlodge for a tasty three course meal prepared by a super team effort from everybody, followed by partying and silly games. Sunday's recovery walk took around the lovely Gordale Scar and Malham Cove. Thanks to everybody that came along for making it a fab trip. You can check out some of the photo's over on our facebook page.

Looking forward to this week we have Tuesday night Bouldering and Cycling. On Wednesday night there is a committee meeting, 7:30pm at the Blackhorse in Aylestone, all members are welcome. The weather looks good for Thursday climbing outside so watchout for an email from me with this weeks location. And the weather forecast for the weekend also looks good so climbing in the Peak is likely to be the on the cards.

Getting a little excited now about our trip to the Dolomites in August. Looks like we are going to have a nice group heading out to enjoy the epic scale climbing. It's not too late to join us!

Hope you all enjoy your week and I look forward to seeing you at a meet soon!


Bowline CC - Party time, excellent!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 @ 11:15pm

Hey Bowliners,

Well despite the generally inclement weather we did pretty well in the past week. With a top evenings climbing at Turningstone on Thursday, and rain free climbing at Burbage North on Sunday too. Good to see lots of Bowliners out, we pretty much owned the crag on Sunday, all the other clubs were obviously to scared to come out ;)

This week we have all the usual fun for you to enjoy. And hopefully you already have enjoyed some Bouldering or Cycling this evening. On Thursday we will be climbing at Matlock, and then again of course at the weekend for the Summer Meal, hurrah!

For those of you heading over to Simon & Alex's for the Rope Skills BBQ there has been a change of date, this will now be happening on the 8th July, don't forget to RSVP to Simon!

Hope you enjoy your week!


Thursday Climbing @ Birchen Edge

  • Thursday, 25th June 2015 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen Edge

    Change of plan. We are going to Birchen Edge this Thursday. Aiming to be there for…

Sunday Climbing - Burbage North

  • Sunday, 21st June 2015 at 10:30am
    Location: Burbage North (Meet at Outside at 10:30am)

    OK slight change of plan. We are going to give Burbage North a go but what we actually get up…

Rope Skills BBQ

  • Wednesday, 8th July 2015 at 6:30pm
    Location: Simon and Alex's home, Oadby

    The idea of the rope…

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What's happening?

July 2015
Tuesday 7th
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
7pm Tuesday Road Cycling
Wednesday 8th
6:30pm Rope Skills BBQ
Saturday 11th
9:30am Peak district weekend with BBQ and stay-over (Bamford) - NEW DATE!
Sunday 12th
... Peak district weekend with BBQ and stay-over (Bamford) - NEW DATE!
Tuesday 14th
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
7pm Tuesday Road Cycling
Friday 17th
6pm Summer sizzler (Club hut meet)
Saturday 18th
... Summer sizzler (Club hut meet)
Sunday 19th
... Summer sizzler (Club hut meet)
Tuesday 21st
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
7pm Tuesday Road Cycling
Friday 31st
6pm BBQ @ Brynrefail (club hut weekend)
August 2015
Saturday 1st
... BBQ @ Brynrefail (club hut weekend)
Sunday 2nd
... BBQ @ Brynrefail (club hut weekend)
Saturday 22nd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Sunday 23rd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Monday 24th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Tuesday 25th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Wednesday 26th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Thursday 27th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Friday 28th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Saturday 29th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Sunday 30th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Monday 31st
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
August 2015
Tuesday 1st
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Wednesday 2nd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Thursday 3rd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Friday 4th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Saturday 5th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Sunday 6th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Friday 11th
6pm Climbing/Walking/Cycling at The Club Hut
Saturday 12th
... Climbing/Walking/Cycling at The Club Hut
Sunday 13th
... Climbing/Walking/Cycling at The Club Hut
October 2015
Friday 9th
6pm Love the hut weekend
Saturday 10th
... Love the hut weekend
Sunday 11th
... Love the hut weekend

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