Come and share the adventure with the Bowline Climbing Club! Rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, cycling, walking; based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information please contact our chairman.
From what I've heard some 'adventures' were had on the club BBQ weekend in Snowdonia. Lots of climbing by the sea at Gogarth and on the high mountain crags too. If you couldn't make it this time why not book your place for the summer meal weekend!
Great to see that we've been having strong attendance on our meets recently, there might be the odd place left for the club hut this weekend if you're quick. And all the club reserved spaces for the Cornwall meet are sold out (although you can try and book directly with the campsite if you'd still like to join us).
Just wanted a highlight a few meets coming up with places currently available but likely to sell out soon:
Summer meal weekend - Always a great laugh and this year we're back in North Wales at the Karabiner MC hut were we had a cracking time back in 2014. Climbing, walking, scrambling, biking, etc by day and then a tasy meal, drinks and socialising on the Saturday night. Book your place now via the website.
Mountain Biking meet - Our annual homage to Mountain Biking this year takes us to the Lake District where there is a great plan for cycling socialising already arranged thanks to Rob Pullen. Grab you place now via the club website.
It was a cracking weekend in the Howgills (Lake District) for the Saunders Mountain Marathon. The sun shone most of the time (making it a little too warm on Saturday) and we enjoyed exploring this less often visited part of the Lakes. We had several teams of club members complete the race, it's a good event for getting into doing Mountain Marathons so why not join us for next years event!
Looking ahead to the coming weekend the forecast looks good so book you place at the club hut for our BBQ at the club hut weekend. Don't leave it too late!
We have a new member to out club, Peter Hailwood, a keen climber who has already joined us for a few climbing meets. Peter is keen to tempt you to head to the Peak District this weekend, which given the forecast seems like a fine plan. If you are free why not join Peter fo Saturday/Sunday (or both), here's the message from Peter and his contact details:
I'm new to the club but have climbed with a few members already - recently back from a few months travelling around Squamish and Yosemite so am very happy giving a good catch and safe with gear - safety first! Happy climbing up to HVS but will take on some E1s if I've had my Weetabix.
Peak District this weekend:
Saturday - looking to climb in the VS and HVS range. Meet 10am. Currently suggesting stanage/Burbage area for lack of better ideas but I am 100% flexible on this - also depends on group size.
Camping Saturday night near hathersage if anybody would like to join me (BYOT - bring your own tent). Couple of beers on the menu. Fantastic weather for it.
Sunday - Morning - some chilled trad. Happy to help out newbies, I just ask that you know how to lead belay. Evening - head to Sheffield to watch the British bouldering championships. Should be an incredible atmosphere.