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Bowline CC - It's BBQ time

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 @ 9:40pm

Hey Everybody,

It was great to be back out in the Peak District on Sunday, and to think I nearly decided not to go along. Certainly was a worthwhile trip with some great routes ticked off including Knights Move and Great Crack at Burbage North (thanks to Andy Richards for encouraging me to do Great Crack, not the kind of route I'd usually go for at the grade). When I arrived at the crag, a little later than everybody else, it was great to see some new faces being welcomed into the group, hope to see Adam and Matt (pictured on the right climbing Pete's Progress) out with us again soon!

Also out at the weekend, and taking on something a little tougher than climbing in the sunshine, was Zoe Procter who completed the Wasdale Fell Race on Saturday in a very respectable 5 hours and 19 minutes. Well done Zoe!

If all this talk of great weekend adventures has whet your appetite then it's not too late to join us for the BBQ at the club hut weekend. There is still one place left at the time of writing so if you'd like to join us get in touch with the hut secretary (Dave Toach).

Now if you're thinking of enjoying some european sport climbing this autumn then why not join our growing group of club members who are off to enjoy the paradise that is Kalymnos. Check out the details on the website.

Thursday climbing will be happening this week but we are just watching the forecast to see where to go. Expect an invite tomorrow.

Have a great week!


Peak District Climbing

  • Sunday, 9th July 2017 at 10am
    Location: Meet at 'Outside' cafe (Hathersage)

    Another chance to spend a lovely day climbing in the Peak District. We'll be in the cafe at…

    • 4 people attended

Bowline CC - Summer, summer, summer time!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 4th July 2017 @ 10:36pm

Hey Bowliners,

What a busy weekend, if you weren't out with the Bowliners then you were missing out! We had a lovely time at the Bryn Hafod hut in southern Snowdonia for our summer meal trip. A beautiful and remote feeling location with some proper adventure style climbs to enjoy. Find out more about the trip in the article by Liz Morrison over on the website. Also enjoying the weekend was a crew of Bowliners taking part in the Saunders Mountain Marathon in the Lake District. Well done to Rob Goodman and Simon Perry for finishing in 5th place in the Carrock Fell class, an excellent result. And a special mention to Andy Richards and Lizzy Jones for winning the heaviest rucksacks award!

We've had a change of date for our Family meet in September. This will now be happening on the weekend of 30th Sept/1st October. We've still got 4 places available, details on the website.

The next club weekend trip meet is our BBQ at the club hut on the weekend of the 15th/16th July, don't forget to book your place. And if you can't wait till then to join us for a climbing then we are planning to go to the Peak District this Sunday. We'll send out an email with the time and place to meet once the forecast is clearer.

Hope to see you at the crag soon,


Thursday Climbing @ Birchen Edge

  • Thursday, 6th July 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen Edge, Peak District

    Gritstone this week so it's Birchen Edge for our Thursday climbing fix. Park opposite the Robin…

    • 3 people attended

Bowline CC - Thursday climbing indoors

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 29th June 2017 @ 4:19pm

Hi All,

Sadly it's pretty damp outside today so we'll have to fallback to The Tower for some indoor climbing. I'll be there from 7pm.



Bowline CC - Not too late to join us for the summer meal!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 28th June 2017 @ 10:28am

Hey Bowliners,

Looking out of the window you might think the best of the summer is already behind us. But fear not the forecast for the weekend is much better, including southern Snowdonia where we are heading for our Summer Meal. There are still some places left in the lovely Bryn Hafod hut and it would be great to fill the hut so get your places booked now via the website. If anyone is stuck for transport I can offer up to 3 people a lift from Leicester.

I was just looking back to find my last email and realised it was before our awesome trip to Northumberland. Well I could easily spend a whole email telling you how great the trip was but sadly there is no time to do that right now. Just ask one of those that went to tell you all about it, and while your at it you can also ask them about our weekend of sunshine in Snowdonia with the guys from the Ceunant club.

If all this talk of great meets has got you wishing you'd come along then fear not, we've got a whole load more great trips before the year is out. You should have received some email invites to these over the past month, but remember you can always find all the list of meets on the website. We've even got a couple of the trips for next year planned already including Joshua Tree at New Year and Fontainebleau in April, I'm excited for these already!

As many of you enjoy heading to Snowdonia it would be good to take a minute to review the Snowdon partnership plan and give your feedback. Check out this article from the BMC for more details and links to the plan.

Looks like we'll have to make do with climbing indoors this Thursday thanks to the weather, will send out an email to confirm tomorrow morning. Hope you enjoy your weekend and hopefully see you all out on the crag very soon.


The summer meal weekend

  • Friday, 30th June 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 2nd July
    Location: Bryn Hafod, Dinas Mawddwy, Powys, POWYS SY20 9JA

    Our annual summer meal weekend is coming up on the 1st/2nd July.…

    • 6 people attended

Christmas bouldering competition

  • Tuesday, 12th December 2017 at 7pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Loughborough

    Get ready to have fun and test your skills against your fellow Bowline Boulderers at our annual…

    • 1 person attended

Club slideshow

  • Wednesday, 6th December 2017 at 7:30pm
    Location: The Blackhorse Pub, Aylestone, Leicester

    Come and share your adventures with fellow Bowliners at…

    • 9 people attended

Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 22nd June 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    Back to the southern peak district for this weeks Thursday climbing trip. We'll be at 'Wildcat'…

    • 6 people attended

Chairmans walk and lunch

  • Sunday, 3rd December 2017 at 10am
    Location: The Peak District

    We are going to enjoy another great walk in the Peak District for this years Chairman's Walk.…

    • 26 people attended

Joshua Tree climbing trip

  • Friday, 29th December 2017 at 9am - 6pm Sunday, 14th January 2018
    Location: Joshua Tree, California, USA

    Having visited Joshua Tree in 2015 I can confirm that it is a trad climbing paradise with…

    • 4 people attended

The Bowline annual dinner

  • Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 7pm
    Location: The Belmont Hotel, 20 De Montfort Square, Leicester

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner. This year we…

    • 22 people attended

Climb all the things (Club hut weekend)

  • Friday, 11th August 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 13th August
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Club members Blanka and Laurence have booked places at our club hut for this weekend and…

    • 4 people attended

Thursday Climbing @ Gardoms Edge

  • Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Gardoms Edge (Southern End), Peak District

    After rain cancelled our Thursday climbing last week it's time to make up for it with a trip to…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing 1st June @ Birchens

  • Thursday, 1st June 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen's Edge

    Hi Folks we will be climbing at Birchen's Edge this Thursday from 6 p.m. onwards. Andy Railton…

    • 3 people attended

Peak District Climbing (Froggatt)

  • Sunday, 4th June 2017 at 10:30am
    Location: Froggatt Edge, Peak District

    Another chance to spend a lovely day climbing in the Peak District (weather permitting of…

    • 3 people attended

Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    Back to the southern peak district for this weeks Thursday climbing trip. We'll be at 'Wildcat'…

    • 5 people attended

Bowline CC - Summers here and the time is right... for climbing!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 22nd May 2017 @ 6:49pm

Hey Bowliners,

We had a cracking meet at the club hut this weekend, a bit of a party atmosphere as Andy Railton and I celebrated another year of climbing. The mixed weather didn't hold us back with groups out walking, scrambling, multi-pitch trad climbing and sporting climbing too. We also got to appreciate the latest improvements to the hut, which was in tip-top condition inside and out thanks to the hardwork of our hut secretary, Paul Parker. This means we are nearly ready to install the new shed outside the hut, and we will be looking for some volunteers to help get the groundworks finished soon. 

I've not heard from many of you yet about the
joint trip to the Alps (Argentiere) with Ceunant Mountaineering Club from 22nd-29th July. Can everyone who is keen to be involved with this trip please get in touch with me ASAP via email so I can a plan co-ordinated?

Hopefully you've all received your invitations to our Cornwall Climb Fest on the August Bank holiday weekend. Pitches are selling fast, in fact there is only one left at the time of writing so be quick if you want to join us. Also I am putting the final touches to our annual Summer Meal on the weekend of the 1st/2nd July. This year will be based out of the lovely Bryn Hafod hut in southern Snowdonia and we will be enjoying a meal on the Saturday evening at the nearby Red Lion pub. Invites should be coming out later this week!

This week we have a Club committee meeting on Wednesday evening, 7:30pm at the Black Horse pub in Aylestone, all members are welcome! The Tuesday night bouldering at the Climbing Station will be running as usual and the Thursday climbing venue will be announced tomorrow (the forecast looks really good this week so lets hope we can actually climb outside).

This weekend we have our Northumberland Trip, it's not too late to join us!

Have a great week everyone!


Cornwall climb fest

  • Friday, 25th August 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Monday, 28th August
    Location: Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park, Botallack, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7PU

    Back again for 2017 it's another Bowline Cornish Climbing Fest. Once again we are staying at…

    • 9 people attended

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