• Bouldering @ Social Climbing

    Tomorrow, 13th November 2018 at 6pm, Tuesday, 27th November 2018 at 6pm, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Social Climbing, Highcross, Leicester

    Our regular indoor Bouldering session alternates between the The Climbing Station in Loughborough and Social Climbing in Leicester. On this week we are at Social Climbing in Leicester. If you are driving and parking in the streets near Social Climbing be very careful of the parking restrictions and read ALL the signs carefully to avoid getting a ticket.

    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).

  • Climbing @ The Tower

    Thursday, 15th November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 29th November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 6th December 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 13th December 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 20th December 2018 at 6pm - 9pm
    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 is something for everyone!

    For more information contact Andy Railton - 07894 533629.

  • Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tuesday, 20th November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 4th December 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH

    Our regular indoor Bouldering session alternates between the The Climbing Station in Loughborough and Social Climbing in Leicester. On this week we are 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).

  • BMC Midlands AGM and Alex Roddie talk

    Wednesday, 21st November 2018 at 7:30pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come to Solihull for the next gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers and get involved in the BMC. Area meetings are run by volunteers and provide an opportunity for you to discuss issues and influence decisions affecting climbers and walkers locally and nationally.

    2019-2023 BMC Strategic Plan
 - The meeting will include discussion of a draft 2019-2023 BMC Strategic Plan, which will be published in advance of the meeting.

    Area AGM elections
 - It’s also the Area AGM and will include elections for various volunteer roles.

    Guest speaker: Alex Roddie
 - After main business we'll have a talk by writer and exponent of long-distance, wilderness journeys and ultralight backpacking, Alex Roddie.

    For more details including minutes of the previous meeting see the BMC event page.

  • Chairman's walk and meal

    Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at 9:45am - 4pm
    Location: Sir William Hotel, Sir William Hill Road, Grindleford, S32 2HS

    We are going to enjoy another great walk in the Peak District for this years Chairman's Walk. We'll be starting from the Sir William Hotel in Grindleford, leaving at 9:45am sharp so make sure you arrive in good time to get your boots on and be ready to start walking at 9:45am. If you don't feel up to walking then you can still join us for the meal, we'll be sitting down to eat at 3pm.

    For those that are walking you'll find the route is pretty easy, mostly flat with one up and one down, approximately 12 miles in length, kids welcome. We'll start by walking down the Derwent to Curbar, then a short unavoidable road section up to Curbar Gap. Here anyone who wants to scramble can divert along the bottom of the edge while the rest of us go along the top. We'll reconvene at the gap between Curbar and Froggatt and complete the rest of the walk together, past the Grouse Inn, across Longshaw Estate and down Padley Gorge back to Grindleford. Those who don't want to do the whole walk could meet us at Curbar gap and get a lift back to their car.

    If you are staying for the post walk meal, or just coming to the meal, we'll be sitting down to eat at 3pm in the restaurant of the Sir William Hotel in Grindleford. You'll need to book in advance for the three course meal by submitting your menu choices and making payment of £22 via the website by the 25th November. Please only book one place at a time as we need your menu choices individually.

    Starter choices:

    • Triple baked cheese Souffle (vegetarian)
    • Chefs Soup of the day (Tomato & Roasted Red Peppers) (vegan) 

    Main choices:

    • Vegetable Stew NO DUMPLINGS (vegan) 
    • Beef stew & dumplings 

    Dessert choices:

    • Lemon Tart & Fresh Cream 
    • Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream 
    • Fresh fruit salad (vegan)

    If you have any questions please get in touch with Zoe - thechairman@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk

    • 4 people are attending
  • Club committee meeting

    Thursday, 13th December 2018 at 7:30pm
    Location: Paul Parkers house

    We have a friendly team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and co-ordinate the running of the club. We meet every 4-6 weeks and all club members are welcome to attend our committee meetings!

    The meeting starts at 7:30pm at Paul Parkers house.

    Minutes of the previous meetings can be found in the members area.

  • Charnwood Hills Race 2019

    Sunday, 3rd February 2019 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 33rd Charnwood Hills race on Sunday 3rd February 2019. 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. If you are considering entering the race please ensure you've read the race prospectus for more details.

    This year we are trialling a 'ballot' for entries to the race. Entries to the ballot can be made online via Entry Central from 6am on Wednesday 7th November until 11pm on Friday 9th November. Upon entry to the ballot the race entry fee of £16 will be pre-authorised from your debit/credit card. We will then randomly allocate the 350 places in the race to those that have entered the ballot, this will be done on Sunday 11th November. Note that we will guarantee places for the three fastest women and three fastest men from last year's race, provided they have entered the ballot. For those that are allocated a place, the race fee will be collected immediately using the pre-authorised payment. Entries are non refundable, however entries may be transferred using your EntryCentral account up until Sunday 27th January.

    The categories for the race are now aligned to the FRA categories for Women (U21, U23, Senior, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75) and for Men (U21, U23, Senior, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75). We will gives prizes to the first 3 women and men, and then a prize for winner of each category. Although the FRA don't have team categories we will continue to do teams, with a prize for the 1st men and women's teams with first 3 to count in each team (bottle of wine for each team member of the winning team). We will also give a prize to the first Bowline Woman and Man.

    All details entered into the EntryCentral system are kept secure and only used for the purpose of organising the race, and for publishing the results of the race. For information on how we handle personal data and details of your rights in respect to your data held by the club, please see our privacy policy.

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


    If you have any questions about the race or the online entry process please email us. You can also get updates via our Facebook page.

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

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

Happening this month

November 2018
Thursday 1st
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 6th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 8th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Saturday 10th
12:30pm Saturday @ Social Climbing
7pm Annual dinner and slideshow
Tuesday 13th
6pm Bouldering @ Social Climbing
Thursday 15th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 20th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 21st
7:30pm BMC Midlands AGM and Alex Roddie talk
Thursday 22nd
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 27th
6pm Bouldering @ Social Climbing
Thursday 29th
6pm Climbing @ The Tower

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.

For information on how we handle personal data and details of your rights in respect to your data held by the club, please see our privacy policy.


Bowline Climbing Club

Powered by GroupSpaces · Terms · Privacy Policy · Cookie Use · Create Your Own Group