• Cornwall climb fest

    Tomorrow, 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 the lovely Trevaylor Caravan & Camping Park near St Just, Cornwall. A pub is just ten minutes stumbling distance from your tent – and if that’s too far..... there’s  even one on the campsite itself!

    The main crags of Sennen, Bosigran and Chair Ladder are all close at hand, and there is plenty of walking, cycling, beach combing and cream tea-ing to be had by all!

    The campsite is very popular and already nearly full. We've got 5 pitches reserved and available now for club members to book. The pitches are in a group together and each pitch can accommodate 1 medium sized tent (2/3 person), plus 1 car. Each pitch costs £57 for the three nights and that includes 2 people, tent and car (if you want to squeeze more people into your tent it's £4.50 per extra person per night, which can be paid upon arrival).  

    Our 5 pitches are reserved until the end of May at which point the club needs to pay for the pitches we want. So if you want a pitch you need to book and pay for it now by clicking the 'Buy Tickets' button above.

    • 9 people are attending
  • Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tuesday, 29th August 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 10th October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, 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).

  • BMC Midlands area meeting

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come along to our next gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers, and get involved with the work of the BMC.   

    BMC area meetings are run by volunteers and are your chance to join in with debate and influence decisions about what happens in your area as well as the rest of the country.

    Guest speaker for the evening is Shirin Shabestari  Growing up Iran, childhood trips to the mountains with her father gave Shirin a taste for adventure and a sense of freedom. Now living in London with a young family, Shirin shares her love for the mountains and culture of Iran through Persian Pursuits, running expeditions to Damavand, Iran’s highest peak.

     Agenda

     Minutes of previous meeting (07 June 2017)

    All are welcome. Food will be provided by the BMC, and the club has a licensed bar. Thanks to Solihull Mountaineering Club for hosting the meeting.

    How to find the Old Edwardians Sports Club

    Connect with the BMC Midlands Area on Facebook

    Follow the BMC Midlands Area on Twitter

    How to stay in touch with your local BMC area 

  • Climbing in North Wales at the club hut

    Friday, 8th September 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 10th September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Another chance to enjoy a stay in our wonderful club hut and join fellow club members and friends for adventures in Snowdonia. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking this is a good opportunity to enjoy the last of the summer days. 

    It's best to book your place ASAP by contacting the hut secretary (Dave Toach).

    • 1 person is attending
  • Kalymnos trip

    Saturday, 16th September 2017 at 9am - 6pm Saturday, 23rd September
    Location: Kalymnos of course

    The ever popular greek island climbing mecca that is Kalymnos has inspired an intrepid group of club members to start making plans for a trip on the 16th September this year. As they are a friendly and welcoming bunch they would like to gather many like minded club members for a week of fun on and off the crag.

    If world class sport climbing on a beautiful, sun drenched, greek island sounds like your kind of thing then get in touch with Blanka Russell - blanka.russell@btinternet.com. 

    • 4 people are attending
  • Club committee meeting

    Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 7:30pm
    Location: Blackhorse Pub, Alylestone, Leicester

    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 in the Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone, which just happens to serve good food and drinks, co-incidence?

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

  • Family meet at the club hut

    Friday, 29th September 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 1st October
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Following a very successful meet last September we have another late summer weekend where "the kids rule" at the hut. Previous hut weekends with the kids have involved staying up late, top/leading roping slate routes, going for scrambling adventures, and bouldering in the Pass. 

    The meet is aimed at (but not limited to) club members and their children. We aim to take our little adventurers into the slate quarries or out into the mountains during the day, and have a communal meal and a few board games on the Saturday night. There will likely be some bouldering too.

    Book your places with the hut secretary as normal. We'll co-ordinate the group meal nearer the time.

  • More adventures from our club hut

    Friday, 6th October 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 8th October
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Come and make the most of the last of the good weather (hopefully) from our wonderful club hut. Join fellow club members and friends for adventures in Snowdonia, whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much to choose from.

    It's best to book your place in advance by contacting the hut secretary (Dave Toach).

    • 1 person is attending
  • The Bowline annual dinner

    Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 7:30pm
    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 are returning to the Belmont Hotel in Leicester on Saturday 18th November from 19:30 until late. We have our own private room with bar, and we will be enjoying a delicious three course meal. We'll send out invites with the menu choices and online booking nearer the time.

  • Chairmans walk and lunch

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017 at 10am
    Location: To be revealed

    As is traditional the location of this years Chairmans walk will be revealed nearer the time. But as always you can be sure of a good length walk to work up an appetite for the pub lunch. We are planning to put on a minibus this year to collect those who'd prefer to not have to drive. Keep the date free and watch your emails for more details nearer the time.

  • Club slideshow

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

    Come and share your adventures with fellow Bowliners at this years annual Slideshow. Of course we don't use slides these days instead we will have a projector and laptops so that you can share with us your favourite pictures and tales of adventure.

    It doesn't have to be just climbing or about a club trip. Perhaps you have been travelling to interesting places, cycled/walked/paddled somewhere and would like to spend a few minutes telling us about it. The pub does good food and drinks which you can enjoy whilst getting inspired by tales of adventure.


    We'd like to hear from as many people as possible and you don't need to talk for long (5-10 minutes would be more than enough). So start searching out those photo's and interesting/humourous tales and we look forward to seeing you there!

  • 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 Christmas Bouldering competition on Tuesday 13th December, 19:00 at The Climbing Station in Loughborough. With pizza's to share afterwards and fun prizes it's the place to be! 

    The competition kicks off at 19:30 sharp and you'll want to warm up first so we suggest you get there for 19:00. This year we will have two main competitions, one fun competition with a handicap system to make it as fair as possible. And a 'serious' points based competition for those like that kind of thing. In both cases you'll need a partner to climb with and you'll get 50 minutes to complete as many routes possible.

    At 20:30 we will have the speed climbing competition set by Mr Richards, this will be the same format as last year with pairs of climbers racing to be the fastest across the wall. There will be a prize for the winner of each of the main competitions and also the speed climbing competition. Then at 21:00 there will Pizzas and drinks upstairs.

    It costs £5 to enter. Cash on the day please (ideally the exact amount).

    • 1 person is attending
  • 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. I'm planning to head back there this New Year for two weeks of climbing. This will likely be mostly in Joshua Tree but I may well be tempted to visit Red Rocks near Las Vegas again as the multi-pitch climbing here was also amazing. Possibly also be tempted to spend 1 or 2 days skiing in the mountains near LA on the way back.

    Visiting this part of the USA is super easy which is one of the things that appeals. I'm 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 £400 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.
     

    • 3 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

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

August 2017
Friday 25th
6pm Cornwall climb fest
Saturday 26th
... Cornwall climb fest
Sunday 27th
... Cornwall climb fest
Monday 28th
... Cornwall climb fest
Tuesday 29th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
September 2017
Tuesday 5th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 6th
8pm BMC Midlands area meeting
Friday 8th
6pm Climbing in North Wales at the club hut
Saturday 9th
... Climbing in North Wales at the club hut
Sunday 10th
... Climbing in North Wales at the club hut
Tuesday 12th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Saturday 16th
9am Kalymnos trip
Sunday 17th
... Kalymnos trip
Monday 18th
... Kalymnos trip
Tuesday 19th
... Kalymnos trip
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 20th
... Kalymnos trip
7:30pm Club committee meeting
Thursday 21st
... Kalymnos trip
Friday 22nd
... Kalymnos trip
Saturday 23rd
... Kalymnos trip
Tuesday 26th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Friday 29th
6pm Family meet at the club hut
Saturday 30th
... Family meet at the club hut
October 2017
Sunday 1st
... Family meet at the club hut
Tuesday 3rd
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Friday 6th
6pm More adventures from our club hut
Saturday 7th
... More adventures from our club hut
Sunday 8th
... More adventures from our club hut
Tuesday 10th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 17th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 24th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 31st
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
November 2017
Tuesday 7th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 14th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Saturday 18th
7:30pm The Bowline annual dinner
Tuesday 21st
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 28th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
December 2017
Sunday 3rd
10am Chairmans walk and lunch
Tuesday 5th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 6th
7:30pm Club slideshow
Tuesday 12th
7pm Christmas bouldering competition
Tuesday 19th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
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
March 2018
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

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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