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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: Andy Railton (07894 533629)

Bowline CC - Are you ready to PARTY?

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 20th October 2014 @ 1:14pm

Hey Bowliners,

We had a busy week just gone, even if it was mainly indoor activities. The Tuesday bouldering night was super with loads of Bowliners and friends in attendance. If you haven't come down on a Tuesday yet then why not come and join us, the routes at The Climbing Station are great and the atmosphere friendly and fun! We also enjoyed the Brit Rock Film tour in Derby. Hope you all had a great weekend and managed to get out between the showers!

We have our Club annual dinner coming up really soon so we need to know ASAP if you can make it and if so what menu choices you would like (and whether you will need accommodation). Last year we had a fantastic time and this year will be just as good so I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!!

This week we have bouldering at the The Climbing Station on Tuesday evening. And then climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening. The forecast for the coming weekend is not brilliant but keep an eye on your emails (or our website) for updates on any potential climbing meets (outdoor or indoor).

Thursday Climbing - The Tower

  • Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 6:30pm
    Location: The Tower Climbing Wall, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

    This weeks climbing session is at The Tower Climbing Centre in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. Come…

Bowline CC - Yet another weekend of awesome adventures...

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 13th October 2014 @ 6:13pm

Hey Bowliners,

Well if you didn't come to North Wales with us this weekend then you really did miss out. We had the most lovely weather, wall to wall sunshine on Anglesey on Saturday. Climbing at Holyhead mountain was just brilliant (especially the rather interesting 'Elephants Arse' route), although I wish I had had an abseil rope as the conditions at Gogarth were sublime! We had a lovely meal and drinks at the club hut on Saturday night thanks to Laurence, Louise, Adam and Dave for the great company!

And then Sunday morning brought us yet more wall to wall sunshine, this time even in the mountains. So we had all the activities in full swing with Dave handling the mountain biking, Laurence and Louise taking on the walking, whilst Adam and I enjoyed climbing at Carreg Wastad with the sun beating down on us all day. It's a hard life, but someones got to do it!

This week we will of course be at The Climbing Station on Tuesday as usual. And on Thursday we have a meet at the Brit Rock film festival in Derby (don't forget to book your tickets in advance). Bouldering beforehand at the climbing unit.

We've a couple of new dates in the diary too (see below). The BMC Midlands area meeting and AGM on the 19th November. And the club committee meeting on the 29th October.

Hope you all have a great week!

BMC Midlands area meeting & AGM (plus mystery guest speaker)

  • Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come along to the quarterly gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers.  The evening includes a…

    • 1 person is attending

Bowline CC - It may be wet but we're still going for it!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 9th October 2014 @ 1:07pm

The forecast for the weekend involves the pesky wet stuff falling from the sky pretty much wherever you are in the country. So you might as well be in the lovely Snowdonia enjoying the mountains and of course the apres-mountain fun back at the hut. If like me you're not put off by a little rain then come and join us!

For those that are coming could you please let me know that you will be there? If you have transport sorted (and if you can offer a lift to anyone)? And of course whether you would like to join in the evening meal on the Saturday night which I will organise (and if so whether you have any special dietary requirements or food you simply can't eat)!

If you are coming to the hut for the first time don't forget to bring your sleeping bag, towel, wash kit, etc. And of course bring food for your breakfast/lunches and any drinkies you want :)

Given the inclement weather make sure you've got full waterproofs and bring wellies if you have them. Some people are bringing Mountain Bikes to go for a bike ride on one of the days so if you want to join in bring your bike too (or any other alternative activity equipment you like, perhaps a boat given the forecast)!

Any questions give me a shout - 07796 220055

Kind regards,


Bowline CC - Climbing, Scrambling Biking

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 6th October 2014 @ 11:29am

Hey Everybody,

Well I don't mind so much that it is raining today as I am sat in my nice warm/dry office. Especially as the sun was out yesterday so we could enjoy a lovely chilled out day of climbing at Craig Buddon and Markfield Quarry. The sun was also blazing in the South of France judging by the photo's from Loz, Tony and Andy who enjoyed a superb week climbing in Verdon gorge. Watchout for some photo's of their trip appearing soon on our Facebook page.

Looking forward to the coming weekend we will be off to the club hut for Scrambling and Walking. I will be preparing a dinner for the Saturday night so let me know if you are joining us and would like to be catered for. Also please let me know if you are planning to drive as it would make sense to co-ordinate lifts. I know we have some people coming who need transport and in any case taking less vehicles is cheaper and makes parking at the hut easier!

Next week we have an extra evening meet on Thursday 16th October for the Brit Rock Film tour. The films begin at 8:30pm at The Quad in Derby and to make the most of the evening in Derby why not join us beforehand from 6pm for pre-film Bouldering at The Climbing Unit!

This week we will of course be at The Climbing Station on Tuesday as usual. And there will be climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening too. See the events page on our website for details of these and all other club meets.

Club Committee Meeting

  • Wednesday, 29th October 2014 at 7:30pm
    Location: The Blackhorse Pub, Aylestone, Leicester

    We have a team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and help co-ordinate…

    • 1 person is attending

Thursday Climbing - The Tower

  • Thursday, 9th October 2014 at 6pm
    Location: The Tower Climbing Wall, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

    This weeks climbing session is at The Tower Climbing Centre in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. Come…

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The Bowline Climbing Club Limited is a Mutual Society under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. Registered under No. 31545R at the Financial Services Authority.

Registered Office: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3NR.

Photo of the week

Beautiful sunset over Snowdon (as seen from Plas-y-brenin)

October 2014
Wednesday 29th
7:30pm Club Committee Meeting
November 2014
Saturday 1st
Mountain Biking Weekend
Saturday 15th
7pm Annual Dinner
Wednesday 19th
8pm BMC Midlands area meeting & AGM (plus mystery guest speaker)
December 2014
Sunday 7th
TBD Chairman's Walk and Lunch
Wednesday 10th
7:30pm Club Slideshow
Tuesday 16th
7pm Christmas bouldering competition

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