Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH
Our regular indoor Bouldering session at The Climbing Station in Loughborough. Bouldering is a great way to build your technique whether your a complete beginner or experienced climber. Come and join our friendly group of club members, share tips, idea's, and of course encouragement to complete the next challenging route!
Location: The Tower Climbing Wall, Beaumont Leys, Leicester
Whilst we wait for the long evenings to return so we can climb outdoors on a Thursday we will keep ourselves entertained with indoor climbing at The Tower Climbing Centre in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. Come and join our friendly group of club members, whether you're a novice or a seasoned climber there will be something for everyone!
For more information contact Andy Potter (07796 220055)
Friday, 29th December 2017 at 9am - 6pmSunday, 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 enough routes for multiple lifetimes in a beautiful setting, with nearly year round dry weather. We're planning to head back there this New Year for two weeks of climbing. This will likely be mostly in Joshua Tree but wemay well be tempted to visit Red Rocks near Las Vegas again and maybe even Zion national park.
Visiting this part of the USA is super easy which is one of the things that appeals. We're planning to fly direct from Heathrow to Los Angeles, hire a car, drive to Joshua Tree and go climbing, simple!
Flights from Heathrow to LA are currently around £550 return. Car hire will be around £120 per person (based on 4 sharing a car for two weeks). Park entry is around £40 per vehicle for two weeks, camping around £15 per pitch per night (but a pitch can be 4-6 people). So depending on the number of people sharing a vehicle it's probably around £800 per person including food/drink/fuel/etc.
If you're interested in coming along get in touch with me (Andy Potter), sooner the better as flight prices will likely rise.
Location: Martin School, Link Road, Anstey, Leicester. OS sheet 140, grid ref 547093
The Bowline Climbing Club are pleased to be hosting the 32nd Charnwood Hills race on Sunday 4th February 2018. This is a FELL RACE under Fell Running Association rules. The course is approx 14 miles long and follows public footpaths and open country involving 1200 feet of ascent over Bradgate, Broombriggs and Beacon Hill Country Parks.
We will be using the EntryCentral website for online entry. This year we are taking advantage of the new facility on EntryCentral which allows you to update your personal details and transfer your place to another person up until the 31st January. This will make handling changes easier, both for entrants and for our race administration team. In order to enter the race you must register an account on EntryCentral, we strongly recommend you do this in advance of the entries opening.
Location: Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DQ
If the Bowline slideshow whet your appetite for adventure inspiration then why not join us at the BANFF Film festivals showings on Saturday 3rd March at the Town Hall in Birmingham. There are two sets of films showing, the Blue programme films at 2:30pm and the Red programme films at 7:30pm. You can book tickets for either programme or why not join us for both with a meal out in between.
Get your tickets booked and then contact Zoe Pickering so we know who is coming.
Saturday, 31st March 2018 at 9am - 5pmSaturday, 7th April
Location: Forest of Fontainebleau, France
The unique bouldering mecca that is the 'Foret de Fontainebleau' in France is our destination once again for a spring bouldering trip. As the name suggests the main activity for this trip is bouldering, although the area offers pleasant walking and cycling too.
As usual this is one of our 'self-service' meets. So groups of members are organising their transport/accommodation for the trip and then meeting up to boulder together each day. There is a variety of accommodation available including camping, static caravans, gite's and hotels. Several groups have already got gite's booked in our usual area near Milly-la-foret, and there is also camping and static caravans at the nearby La Musardiere campsite.
Early spring is a popular time to visit Fontainebleau as the weather generally at it's best for bouldering. Hence it is a good idea to book early!
Saturday, 30th June 2018 at 9am - 3pmSunday, 1st July
Location: Lake District
Entries are now open for the 40th Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon which will be held over the weekend of the 30th June / 1st July 2018 in the Lake District. This time we will make sure the race doesn't clash with our summer meal so we can get a load of teams entering. If you've never done a mountain marathon before then the Saunders is a good starting point.
The race is popular and places will go quickly so head on over to the race website for more details and book your place.