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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…

Pre-Film Bouldering

  • Thursday, 16th October 2014 at 6pm
    Location: The Climbing Unit, Derby

    Let's make the most of the trip to Derby by sneaking in some bouldering at The Climbing Unit…

    • 1 person attended

Sunday Climbing - Craig Buddon and Markfield

  • Sunday, 5th October 2014 at 10am
    Location: Craig Buddon and Markfield Quarry

    The weather forecast looks OK on Sunday so lets make the most of it and get out on some lovely…

    • 1 person attended

Saturday Climbing - Redpoint Birmingham

  • Saturday, 4th October 2014 at 1pm
    Location: Redpoint, Birmingham

    Well the forecast for Saturday is not favourable but we don't want you missing out on climbing…

    • 1 person attended

Sunday Climbing - Eastern Grit

  • Sunday, 28th September 2014 at 10:15am
    Location: Meet at Car Park behind 'Outside' in Hathersage

    The weather for the weekend looks pretty reasonable on both Saturday and Sunday so lets get out…

    • 1 person attended

Lisa McDermid

Posted by Andy Railton, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 @ 9:01am

  • I've some very sad news to pass on to everybody. Lisa McDermid who used to be a member of the club has been killed in an accident on the Aonach Eagach last Saturday. Lisa had moved to Scotland some years ago, but still kept in touch with the club and also used to join us on some of the meets when we went North of the border. We don't know when Lisa's funeral is yet, but as soon as we know we'll spread the word. Lisa's partner is Bob Hughes. If you would like to send your condolences I've sent round Bob's contact details by EMail.

Christmas bouldering competition

  • Tuesday, 16th December 2014 at 7:15pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH

    Get ready to have fun and test your…

Club Slideshow

  • Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 7:30pm
    Location: The Blackhorse Pub, Aylestone, Leicester

    Come and share your adventures with fellow Bowliners at this years annual Slideshow. We will…

Saturday Climbing - Peak District

  • Saturday, 20th September 2014 at TBD
    Location: One of the crags near Hathersage

    There will be a group of us heading to the Peak on Saturday for climbing. Exact venue and…

Details of Craig Harwood's Funeral

Posted by Andy Railton, Monday, 15th September 2014 @ 1:02pm

  • The funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd September 2.15pm at the Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield SK10 1AB

    (then close family only to the crematorium for the committal)

    This will be followed by a gathering at the Masonic Hall, Riseley Street, Macclesfield SK10 1BW to which everyone is welcome. Only family flowers.

    Donations to the Cornwall air Ambulance who did everything they could to save Craig

    No dress code - Janet has asked people to come as who they are.

    Parking at either the Masonic Hall (5-10 min walk in almost a straight line and they are happy for people to park there on the day) or at Whalley Hayes car park, Westminster St/King Edward Street SK10 1BS (free after 3pm).

    Below a map link showing the different places.

    There is also a book of condolences that anyone who would like to contribute a story, a picture or a thought to do so. You can send your messages to Mark Hartell at, who was a close friend of Craig's and has very kindly agreed to add them to the condolence book.

    Andy Railton

Craig Harwood

Posted by Andy Railton, Monday, 8th September 2014 @ 6:49pm

  • I've some very sad news to pass on. Craig Harwood who used to be a very long standing member of the Bowline Climbing Club has been killed in a climbing accident at Bude last week. Craig was a very active member of the Bowline for many years, before moving away from the Leicestershire area. Craig was a very keen climber and runner. Craig helped to organise the Charnwood Hills Race and was also instrumental in helping many novice climbers to begin their rock climbing careers; I can remember being dragged up a route on Craig Cywarch in Mid Wales by Craig.

    Our thoughts are with his partner Janet and his family.

    Andy Railton (8th September)

Sunday climbing - Burbage North

  • Sunday, 7th September 2014 at 10:15am
    Location: Car park behind 'Outside', Hathersage

    Climbing at Burbage North in the Peak District, meet up at 10:15 in the car park behind…

Saturday climbing - Horseshoe Quarry

  • Saturday, 6th September 2014 at 10am
    Location: Horseshoe Quarry, nr Stoney Middleton

    A group are heading over to Horseshoe Quarry on Saturday (6th Sept) for sport climbing; meeting…

Mountain Biking Weekend

  • Saturday, 1st November 2014 (all day)
    Location: The Fountain Inn Lodge, Park End, Forest of Dean

    For this years Mountain Biking meet we are going to the MTB mecca of the Forest of Dean, on the…

    • 2 people attended

Chairman's Walk and Lunch

  • Sunday, 7th December 2014 at TBD
    Location: Monyash, Peak District

    Our traditional chairman's walk is on Sunday 7th of December and we will be walking to the…

    • 1 person attended

Annual Dinner

  • Saturday, 15th November 2014 at 7pm - 11:59pm
    Location: Brooksby Hall

Sunday Climbing - Eastern Grit

  • Sunday, 31st August 2014 at 10:15am
    Location: Eastern Grit, meet in the car park behind 'Outside' in Hathersage

    UPDATE - The weather forecast has changed so we are now going to the Eastern Grit area. We…

    • 1 person attended

BMC Midlands area meeting and Nick Colton talk

  • Wednesday, 10th September 2014 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Join us at the next BMC Midlands area meeting, featuring a talk by BMC Deputy CEO Nick Colton…

BritRock Film Tour

  • Thursday, 16th October 2014 at 8:30pm
    Location: The Quad, Derby

    Leading adventure film maker Alastair Lee and his crew of creatives at Posing Productions have…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing - Craig Buddon

  • Thursday, 28th August 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Craig Buddon

    Meet at Craig Buddon from 6pm for climbing. If the weather is no good we will fallback to The…

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