• Fontainebleau bouldering trip - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 11th April 2020 at 9am - 5pm Saturday, 18th April
    Location: Forest of Fontainebleau, France

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. We will arrange refunds for those booked into the Gites in due course.

    There are limited spaces in the gites, and as expected these were snapped up quickly. However there are numerous other options to stay in Font. A group of club members are booked in for camping at the La Musardier campsite. Any questions, feel free to ask 
    Anthony Bishopp or any of the members that have been on previous years.

    This Easter we will once again go to Fontainebleau. For those of you who aren't familiar with Font, Font is one of, if not the, most popular bouldering spots in the world. It has boulders of all levels scattered through dunes and forests. You can climb classic problems such as the La Marie Rose, the world's first 6A put up in 1946 by René Ferlet, or you can seek isolation in the more beautiful and remote parts of the forest. Font must be amongst the best places in the world to work on technique, and it's widely acknowledged if you can climb well in Font, then you can climb well anywhere. The boulders are comprised of rippled sandstone that almost always succumb to a delicate approach rather than raw strength.

    Traditionally this is a somewhat self-organised meet. We usually travel by car. It takes about 4h in the UK and 4h in France, with a short ferry/eurotunnel crossing. We usually bring our own pads, but we can hire them locally.

    This year we have booked two gites near Saint-Martin-en-Bière. One is for the families and the other for adult members. These will be filled on a first come first served basis. The cost for the week in the gite is £85 per person. This doesn't include bedding, towels, cleaning or extra heating. We will all chip in for the cleaning on the last day.

    If you would like to stay in one of the gites that the club has booked then you need to reserve your place here on the website (click the Register button above) AND then you need to pay the full amount to the club account via bank transfer, please follow the instructions on the payments page

    Please pay promptly or we may release your reservation for someone else to book.
     

  • Bank Holiday Hut Weekend - CANCELLED

    Thursday, 7th May 2020 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 10th May
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Join us the club hut for another weekend of adventure with your fellow club members. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much choice to make the most of the good weather. 

    You'll need to bring your own food and drink for the weekend. As with any visit to the club hut please be sure to read our helpful guide to staying at the hut.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

  • CANCELLED - Climb all the things, In Fair Head (family friendly)

    Friday, 22nd May 2020 at 9am - 7pm Monday, 25th May
    Location: Fair Head

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Considered by locals and those who make it across the Irish Sea to be the best cliff in the UK. Fairhead is as long as Stanage, but considerably taller.
    The rock is excellent and columnar basalt and makes commanding lines.

    The climbs start at VS and go to around E8. Below E3 these tend to follow pretty continuous crack lines, with 40-50m pitches being the norm, think double rack of cams and good jamming skills. The gear is generally supposed to be excellent. 

    The best way to travel would be to car share and get overnight ferries from Liverpool to Belfast. It's fair to point out that this isn't a cheap option and is probably around £100 each (depending on how many to a car and whether you take a cabin). Shorter, cheaper crossings go from Holyhead to Dublin.
    Embarrassingly, it's probably cheapest to fly. For accommodation we have two options, very basic camping walking distance from the crag or a more luxurious campsite with showers a short distance away.

  • Club Hut Weekend - CANCELLED

    Friday, 12th June 2020 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 14th June
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Join us the club hut for another weekend of adventure with your fellow club members. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much choice to make the most of the good weather. 

    You'll need to bring your own food and drink for the weekend. As with any visit to the club hut please be sure to read our helpful guide to staying at the hut.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

  • The Saunders Mountain Marathon - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 4th July 2020 at 8am - 6pm Sunday, 5th July
    Location: The Howgills, Lake District

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Entries are open for the 42nd Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon which will be held over the weekend of the 4th/5th July 2020 in the The Howgills area of the Lake District. If you've never done a mountain marathon before then the Saunders is a good starting point. Several teams of club members have already entered so why not join us.

    The race is popular and places will go quickly so head on over to the race website for more details and book your place.

  • Summer meal - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 18th July 2020 at TBD
    Location: Forest of dean

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

  • Alpine Trip - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 1st August 2020 at 12pm - 12pm Saturday, 8th August
    Location: Austria

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

  • Bank holiday North Lakes Meet - CANCELLED

    Friday, 28th August 2020 at 12pm - 5pm Monday, 31st August
    Location: Bowderstone Bunkhouse

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    This August bank holiday we are visiting the Lake District for some wonderful adventures. 

    The Bowderstone hut is in the heart of the lakes and is nicely secluded with a 1 mile walk to a pub/tea room. Parking is very short walk away.
    Its really well priced, £25 for the 3 nights.
    The Bunkhouse is heated by 2 wood-burning stoves and is dog-friendly! Hot water is provided by electric heaters and it has a simply equipped kitchen (with two x 2-ring electric hobs, fridge, microwave, a selection of pans and basic cutlery and crockery), accessible shower-room (+ extra WC) and communal area. Linen and mattresses are not provided – we suggest bringing sleeping bags and camping-type self-inflating mattresses. 

    There is so much to do there is not nearly enough time.

    The places usually sell out fairly quickly so I recommend booking places promptly. To book a place at the Hut you need to purchase a ticket


    For further details please contact Michael Jones meetsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk

  • Lake District Family Meet - CANCELLED

    Friday, 11th September 2020 (all day)
    Location: YMC hut, Coniston

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

  • Lundy trip - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 12th September 2020 at 10am - 8pm Saturday, 19th September
    Location: Lundy

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    For those looking for something a little different, Lundy has a lot to offer, with a broad range of grades, countless classics, and a wild and remote feel. The journey across in the MS Oldenburgh is unforgettable and only adds to the 'island experience', which really is quite unlike anything on the mainland.

    Camping is available very cheaply or for those looking for something a little more comfortable then there is self catering options.

    https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/Search-and-Book/location/lundy/#Search

    Time table for travel can be found here https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/globalassets/1-aa-new-responsive-site-images/website/lundy/timetables/stayers-lundy-timetable-2020.pdf
     

    Fares:

    Period Returns 2020: 

    Sailing Tickets
    Adults £74
    Children £38 (4-15)
    Infants £16 under 4's  

    More details to follow

     

  • Club Hut Weekend - CANCELLED

    Friday, 18th September 2020 at 5pm - 8pm Sunday, 20th September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Join us the 
    club hut for another weekend of adventure with your fellow club members. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much choice to make the most of the good weather. 

    You'll need to bring your own food and drink for the weekend. As with any visit to the club hut please be sure to read our helpful guide to staying at the hut.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

  • Annual dinner and slideshow - PROVISIONAL

    Saturday, 14th November 2020 at 5pm
    Location: To be revealed (Leicester area)

    This event taking place is provisional upon the situation with COVID-19 being resolved.

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner and slideshow.
    The venue for this year is yet to be revealed but get the date in your diary now and we'll send out invites with all the details nearer the time. We expect to kickoff with drinks from 5pm, with food being served around 7pm.

    If you'd like to share some pictures and do a little talk about your adventures that would be great. We hope to have time to fit everyone, to help us plan the slideshow so please let us know when you book if you'd like do a slot and we'll contact you to make arrangements.

    We'll also be doing showing a photo reel whilst we eat dinner so if you don't fancy talking but have some interesting pictures to share then please send these to Andy Potter - thechairman@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk.

  • Chairman's walk and meal - PROVISIONAL

    Sunday, 6th December 2020 at 10am
    Location: To be revealed

    This event taking place is provisional upon the situation with COVID-19 being resolved.

    The location of this year's Chairman's walk and meal is being kept underwraps until nearer the time as is traditional. But you can save the date in your diary now so you can be sure to join us. All will be revealed when bookings open in the autumn.

To find out more about the Leicester area based
Bowline Climbing Club 
please contact our chairman.

The Bowline Climbing Club Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

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Registered Office: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3NR.

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