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Bowline CC - Well done Tara!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 11th July 2016 @ 1:41pm

Hi All,

Apologies for not including a big congratulations to local climber Tara Hayes who put in a brilliant performance to get 2nd place in the British Bouldering Competition on Sunday. Two local climbers in the top-three, must be doing something right around here!

Kind regards,


Bowline CC - Sporting success

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 11th July 2016 @ 11:54am

Hello Everybody,

Despite not really being a follower of main stream sports I couldn't help but notice that this Sunday was a sports fans dream with a Grand Prix, Wimbledon Finals and Euro Football Final. However what caught my attention was a fantastic performance at the British Bouldering Competition by local climber Orrin Coley who finished in 3rd place in the final. Well done Orrin!

Of course Orrin will need to watch his back because the Bowline Boulderers will be working on their technique down at The Climbing Station this Tuesday. We also have our next club committee meeting this Wednesday evening, 7:30m at The Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. All club members are welcome to attend! Don't forget as members of the club you are all also club members of the BMC (British Mountaineering Council). There are active local BMC groups which you can get involved with andour local group is the Midlands area. Their next get together is on Wednesday 7th September with guest speaker George Cave.

Great to see places going quickly for the mountain biking meet in November. If you can't wait until then to join us for a bike ride then of course there are fantastic trails just down the road from our accommodation for the summer meal this weekend. For those who will be climbing this weekend we will be heading to Wildcat in Matlock Bath this Thursday to get some limestone practice!

See you all soon,


Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 14th July 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    In preparation for climbing limestone in the Forest of Dean at the weekend our Thursday…

Bowline CC - Final Call for the Summer Meal

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 8th July 2016 @ 12:26pm

Hello Everyone,

Our summer meal and climbing/MTB weekend in the Forest of Dean is coming up on the weekend of 16th/17th July. We already have a very tasty meal planned thanks to Michelle, Rich, Zoe and Suzie. With the awesome Forest of Dean MTB trails just down the road, and 1000's of climbs within a short drive, you really do want to be there. 

But we need to finalise our accommodation booking and know how many we are catering for. So for all you last minute stragglers the time to book your place IS NOW! You can book your place directly via the website using Paypal, or you can pay us directly via BACS to the club account.

Hopefully see you there!


Bowline CC - It was all happening at the weekend

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 6th July 2016 @ 6:12pm

Hello Bowliners,

Apologies for the late running of this weeks email but as you've probably noticed from the other emails I've been sending out there has been a lot of activity on the meet organising front. We've got our Lake District weekend in September, and the ever popular Mountain Biking weekend in early November. So get your places booked ASAP. And we still have places available for our Climbing/MTB trip to the Forest of Dean next weekend (16th/17th July), with our summer meal on the Saturday night as well it's going to be a great weekend so be there or be... well somewhere less awesome!

And talking of great weekends we were thrilled to see club members out having lots of adventures at the weekend just gone. Congratulations to Lisa Mackenzie who completed her first open water swim at the Great Manchester swim. Also well done to Rob Goodman, Charlene Hurd and Simon Crossley who completed the Welsh 3000's despite less than ideal conditions. And the conditions were pretty wet in the Lake District for the Saunders Mountain Marathon, but that didn't stop Michelle Aukland, Zoe Pickering, Andy Railton, Chris Brumby, Claudia Sarner, and Hadyn Williams, well done guys! And of course there was a group of club members enjoying the great climbing conditions at Stanage on Sunday too, hope you all had a fab day.

This week we've already had our Tuesday bouldering session but we're climbing at Baslow Edge this Thursday evening if you fancy joining us. And I expect there will be at least one day of climbing in the Peak District this weekend so watchout for an invite.

Hope you all have a super week!


Mountain Biking Weekend

  • Friday, 4th November 2016 at 4pm - 5pm Sunday, 6th November
    Location: YHA Dalby Forest, The Old School House, Lockton, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7PY

    Our annual Mountain Biking weekend will be on the 5th/6th of November this year. We are off to…

BMC Midlands Area Meeting and George Cave talk

  • Wednesday, 7th September 2016 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come along to our next gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers.…

Thursday Climbing @ Baslow Edge

  • Thursday, 7th July 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Baslow Edge, Peak District

    Somewhere different for you this week, we are off to Baslow Edge. Meet there at 6pm. To get in…

More climbing in North Wales (club hut)

  • Friday, 7th October 2016 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 9th October
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Come and stay in our wonderful club hut and join fellow club members and friends for adventures…

Lake District weekend (Barrow MC hut)

  • Friday, 23rd September 2016 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 25th September
    Location: Coppermines Cottage (Barrow MC hut), Coniston, Lake District

    We've managed to secure the lovely Barrow MC club hut in The Lake District for the weekend of…

Bowline CC - Summer Meal time running out with correct link

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 28th June 2016 @ 9:49am

Sorry here is the correct link to the summer meal event on website.

Bowline CC - Summer Meal time running out

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 28th June 2016 @ 9:47am

Hi All,

Our summer meal is only a few weeks away now and it is great that so many of you have said you are coming. However I need to confirm our accommodation booking and start planning the food so if you are coming then I need you to book your place now via the website.

Thank you,

Andy Potter
BCC Meets Secretary


Thursday Climbing @ Curbar

  • Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Curbar Edge, Peak District

    Another classic gritstone edge for your climbing pleasure this Thursday. We are off to Curbar.…

Saturday Climbing @ Ravensdale

  • Saturday, 25th June 2016 at 9:30am
    Location: Ravensdale crag, Peak District

    If you fancy some Peak District limestone climbing this Saturday then come along to Ravensdale…

Bowline CC - Summer time climbing

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 @ 4:21pm

Hello Bowliners,

We're back from a brilliant time in the Picos de Europa. Although the weather wasn't exactly in our favour it didn't really matter as the Picos has so much to offer. With great walking, cycling, via-ferrata and canyoning so even when we couldn't climb we were still off having great adventures together. There just isn't space for me to start telling you about all the great things we did in this email. Just ask anyone who went along and I'm sure they'll tell you all about it and by the time they've finished you'll be itching to go there yourself.

Summer time climbing is here now so come and make the most of it with us. Starting off with our Thursday climbing trip which this week takes us to Birchen Edge from 6pm this Thursday. Then it's off to the club hut in North Wales this weekend, with dry/warm weather forecast all weekend it is definitely the time to make the most of the great climbing and walking in Snowdonia. And looking a bit further ahead it's high time you got your place booked for our Summer Meal weekend in the Forest of Dean, with climbing and mountain biking by day and a lovely meal and partying on the Saturday night.

Also if you fancy trying your hand at a mountain marathon then why not enter the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. There are still a few places available and we have several pairs of Bowliners entering. 

Have a great week one and all,


Thursday Climbing @ Birchen Edge

  • Thursday, 23rd June 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen Edge, Peak District

    It's the longest Thursday of the year so we are off to Birchen Edge to make the most of the…

Bowline CC - Picos we can

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 10th June 2016 @ 12:18pm

Hello Bowliners,

I've delibrately delayed this weeks update as I will be enjoying our trip to the Picos de Europa next week so I won't be sending you an update again until I get back. Needless to say there are lots of excited Bowliners counting down the hours until we fly out for what promises to be an excellent adventure. Watch out for pictures and updates on our facebook group and of course we'll happily tell you all about it when we're back.

If you can't join us in the Picos don't forget we have plenty more great meets planned for this year so make sure you've booked your places and got these in your diary. As well as the planned meets there will no doubt be day trips to the Peak as well, like the excellent day we had last Sunday at Bamford edge, featuring lots of 'hanging around' on Gargoyle Flake (see our photo of the week or more pics on the facebook page).

Whilst I'm away it would be great if there was some Peak trips arranged. So if you are up for getting a group together it's easy for you to email other like minded club members (see the instructions at the bottom of this email).

OK I'm off to pack my bags. Hope you all have a great time whilst we're away!


Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 9th June 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    This Thursday we'll be at 'Wildcat' crag in Matlock Bath. If you fancy joining us meet at the…

Bowline CC - Climbing tomorrow (Saturday 4th June)

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 3rd June 2016 @ 2:28pm

Message from club member Neil Partridge - Last minute change of plans, I'm free to climb tomorrow if anyone is available (Saturday 4th). Open to locations/rock type. Neil 07920158948

Club Committee Meeting

  • Wednesday, 13th July 2016 at 7:30pm
    Location: Blackhorse Pub, Alylestone, Leicester

    We have a friendly team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and…

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Happening this month

November 2018
Thursday 1st
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Thursday 8th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Saturday 10th
12:30pm Saturday @ Social Climbing
7pm Annual dinner and slideshow
Tuesday 13th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 15th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Sunday 18th
10am Sunday climbing at Bamford
Tuesday 20th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 21st
7:30pm BMC Midlands AGM and Alex Roddie talk
Thursday 22nd
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 27th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 29th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower

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