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Thursday Climbing Craig Buddon

  • Thursday, 12th September 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Craig Buddon

    Hi folks we are going to Craig Buddon this Thursday. The weather looks good. It's definitely…

BMC Midlands Area Meeting

  • Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: Birmingham

    Hi folks the BMC is holding its Midlands Area Meeting in Birmingham this Wednesday at 8 p.m. …

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing Markfield

  • Thursday, 5th September 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Markfield (Hill Hole Quarry) of you have been

    Hi folks we are going to Markfield Quarry this coming Thursday. The long range forecast looks…

    • 7 people attended

Thursday Climbing Beacon Hill

  • Thursday, 29th August 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Beacon Hill

    Hi Folks,

    So Beacon Hill tomorrow. The forecast looks good. It's mainly bouldering, but…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Reg Pillinger's funeral

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 23rd August 2019 @ 1:04pm

Hello Bowliners,

If you are planning to attend Reg Pillinger's funeral at Oakley Wood Crematorium, Stratford at 2:30pm on 28th August. Then can you please contact Miles Hilmann (07771 512815, so he can liaise with Reg's family who would like to know how many people are coming.

Kind regards,


Thursday Climbing High Tor Mount St Bernards Abbey

  • Thursday, 22nd August 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: High Tor Near Mount St Bernards Abbey

    Hi Folks,

    So we are planning to go to High Tor boulders near Mount St Bernards Abbey.…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Sad news

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 18th August 2019 @ 11:39pm

Hi All, 

The Club has received the sad news is that Reg Pillinger, who was a club member for many years from the 1970s until around 2000, died earlier this week. His funeral is to be at 14:30 on Wednesday 28th August at Oakley Wood Crematorium, CV33 9QP.

Kind regards,


Thursday Climbing Cademan Woods 6PM

  • Thursday, 15th August 2019 at 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Cademan Woods

    Hi Folks,

    So we are going bouldering in Cademan Woods tomorrow. We will meet at the car…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Thursday Climbing Cademan Woods

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 @ 9:43am

Hi Folks,

We're going to Cademan Woods this Thursday. I'll put a more detailed post on the Website later Today.


Andy Railton 

Thursday Climbing Birchens Edge 6 pm

  • Thursday, 8th August 2019 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Birchens Edge

    Hi folks, back to Birchens Edge this Thursday. The weather looks good. Park next to the Robin…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Weekly update (Tuesday 23rd July)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 25th July 2019 @ 4:54pm

Hi Bowliners,

Slightly late with my weekly update this week, something to do with being busy getting ready to head off to the Alps for our Chamonix trip. Looks like it's going to be as hot their as it is here! I'll be off on hols for 3 weeks so you may not get any weekly updates from me but our regular week day evening meets will be continuing as usual and we'll continue to let you know where the Thursday climbing is taking place.

We still have a few Bowline Buffs left available for sale, 4 x yellow and 9 x light blue, only £5 each you can get one now from Dave Toach (07703 121591).

Have a great week!

Thursday Climbing Wildcat 25th July 6 pm

  • Thursday, 25th July 2019 at 6pm - 10pm
    Location: Thursday Climbing Wildcat 25th July 6 pm

    Hi Folks,

    We are going back to Wildcat this Thursday. We'll meet at the usual car park…

    • 2 people attended

Bowline CC - Lost property at the hut

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 21st July 2019 @ 12:01am

Hi Bowliners,   

We have a number of items of lost property which have been left at the club hut:

  • Childs Karrimor Fleece
  • 2 x Childrens T-shirts
  • 2 x Electric Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste & deodorant
  • 2 x Petzl Head torches

The two head torches are with Paul Parker, the other items are at the hut. Please make arrangements to collect these items if they are yours.

Kind regards,


Thursday Climbing Froggatt Edge 6 pm

  • Thursday, 18th July 2019 at 6pm - 10pm
    Location: Frogatt Edge

    Hi Folks,

    Back to the peak this week. The forecast looks good, with a light breeze…

    • 3 people attended

Bowline CC - Weekly update (Tuesday 16th July)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 @ 1:28pm

Hi Bowliners,

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!

Have a great week!

Bowline CC - It's a sell out!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 11th July 2019 @ 7:36pm

Hey Bowliners,

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.

Kind regards,


Thursday Climbing Slawston Bridge

  • Thursday, 11th July 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Slawston Bridge

    Hi Folks the weather in the Peak looks very mixed so we're going to Slawston this Thursday. For…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Weekly update (Tuesday 9th July)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 @ 3:38pm

Hi Bowliners,

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!

Please get your places booked for our Cornwall trip ASAP as we need to confirm our numbers to the campsite. You can book your place now via the website.

  • Tuesday nights as always we are getting out bouldering fix at The Climbing Station from 6pm.
  • Wednesday evening running - This week meeting at Bradgate Park main car park, 18:30. All abilities welcome!
  • On Thursday evening we'll be climbing at Wildcat Crag in Matlock Bath. Watch-out for an email with timings shortly.

Once again have a great week everyone and enjoy the weekend adventures!

Bowline CC - Peak District climbing and British bouldering championships

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 5th July 2019 @ 2:30pm

Hey Bowliners,

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.

Please email me on or text 07535156314

I look forward to meeting some more bowliners


Bowline CC - Revised AGM minutes

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 4th July 2019 @ 4:24pm

Hi Everyone,

There has been a small correction to the AGM minutes. The correction is to the record of the number of votes for motion 3. You can find the revised minutes in the Members Area of the website.

Kind regards,

Andy Potter
BCC Chairman

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