• Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tuesday, 19th December 2017 at 6pm - 10pm
    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!

    For more information contact Andy Potter (07796 220055).

  • Roped Climbing @ The Tower

    Thursday, 21st December 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    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)

  • 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 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.

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  • Charnwood Hills Race 2018

    Sunday, 4th February 2018 at 10am
    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.

    Entry for the race will open online at 8pm on Wednesday 8th November the entry fee is £16 (please note entries usually sell out extremely quickly). Please ensure you've read the race prospectus before completing your entry. All details entered into the website are kept secure and only used for the purpose of organising and running the race.

    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.

    Race numbers for entrants can be found here

     
    The race is limited to 350 runners. No entries are allowed on the race day.

    Entries are non refundable, however entries may be transferred using your EntryCentral account up until the 31st January.

    If you have any questions about the race or the online entry process please email us or post your question on the race forum.

    This map shows the race route (you can click the map to view an interactive version):

  • BANFF Film Festival

    Saturday, 3rd March 2018 at 2:30pm
    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.

    • 2 people are attending
  • Fontainebleau bouldering

    Saturday, 31st March 2018 at 9am - 5pm Saturday, 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!

    • 6 people are attending
  • Saunders Mountain Marathon

    Saturday, 30th June 2018 at 9am - 3pm Sunday, 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.

    • 3 people are attending

To find out more about the Leicester area based
Bowline Climbing Club
Contact: Zoe Pickering (07709 337976)

December 2017
Tuesday 19th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 21st
6:30pm Roped Climbing @ The Tower
Friday 29th
9am Joshua Tree climbing trip
Saturday 30th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Sunday 31st
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
January 2018
Monday 1st
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Tuesday 2nd
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Wednesday 3rd
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Thursday 4th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Friday 5th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Saturday 6th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Sunday 7th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Monday 8th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Tuesday 9th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Wednesday 10th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Thursday 11th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Friday 12th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Saturday 13th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
Sunday 14th
... Joshua Tree climbing trip
February 2018
Sunday 4th
10am Charnwood Hills Race 2018
March 2018
Saturday 3rd
2:30pm BANFF Film Festival
Saturday 31st
9am Fontainebleau bouldering
April 2018
Sunday 1st
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Monday 2nd
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Tuesday 3rd
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Wednesday 4th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Thursday 5th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Friday 6th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Saturday 7th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
June 2018
Saturday 30th
9am Saunders Mountain Marathon
July 2018
Sunday 1st
... Saunders Mountain Marathon

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

Registered under No. 31545R at the Financial Conduct Authority.

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


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