• Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, 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).

  • Climbing @ The Tower

    Thursday, 25th October 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 1st November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, 8th November 2018 at 6pm - 9pm, 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.

  • Extra meet at the Karabiner MC hut

    Thursday, 25th October 2018 at 9:30pm - 6pm Sunday, 28th October
    Location: Ty Powdwr, Karabiner MC hut, NE Side of Llyn Padarn, Map Ref 585609

    A last minute extra meet open to all club members. The excellent Karabiner MC hut is currently available across the weekend of the 27th/28th October. Andy Potter is heading there on the evening of Thursday 25th October with his two sons, staying until Sunday 28th October. We have a 7 bed dormitory reserved for our use and there is further space available currently in two other dorms (assuming no-one else books them).

    Planning to go out bouldering and walking/scrambling. Depending on who else joins in there may be climbing too. We'll likely do a group meal and drinks on the Saturday evening. The cost is £12 per person per night and you can join us for whichever part of the weekend you can make. To book your place contact Andy Potter ASAP (07796 220055 or meetsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk).

    Please note that you must book a place in advance. There are very specific instructions for visiting the hut which must be adhered to.

    • 1 person is attending
  • Bouldering @ Social Climbing

    Tuesday, 30th October 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).

  • Club committee meeting

    Thursday, 1st November 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.

  • Annual dinner and slideshow

    Saturday, 10th November 2018 at 7pm
    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 combining the annual dinner with the club slideshow, all from the comfort of the Belmont Hotel in Leicester. We will have our own private room with bar, and we will be enjoying a delicious three course meal.

    This year we are returning to the Belmont Hotel in Leicester on Saturday 10th November from 19:00 until late. We will be enjoying a delicious three course meal, costing £25 per person (see below for the menu choices).We will have time before and after the dinner dedicated to photo's and accompanying tales from club members on their adventures in 2018, and if you have awesome pics to show but don't want to speak we will also have a rolling photo reel running during the meal.  

    We have a maximum of 50 places available so get your places booked now. We need to have confirmed our booking by the 24th October so don't leave it too late. Partners are welcome, but please book each person separately so we know your individual menu choices.

    Starters

    • Tomato & basil soup (vegetarian, gluten free).
    • Smoked salmon, rocket, brown bread.
    • Chicken liver parfait, chutney, brioche.
    • Tomato & olive salad, basil oil (vegan, gluten free).


    Mains

    • Chicken breast, mushroom sauce (gluten free).
    • Shin of beef, onion gravy.
    • Fillet of cod, cream sauce (gluten free).

    Above served with dauphinoise potatoes, carrots and courgettes

    • Thai vegetable curry with jasmine rice (vegan, gluten free).


    Puddings

    • Carrot cake, orange custard (vegetarian).
    • Selection of ice cream and sorbets (vegetarian, gluten free).
    • Chocolate tart, white chocolate sauce (vegetarian).
    • Coconut flapjack with lemon sorbet (vegan).

    Followed by Tea, coffee & mints.

    • 17 people are attending
  • 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

    Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: To be announced

    Our annual chairmans walk and lunch will be on Sunday 2nd December. As is customary the chairman will announce the location nearer the time. More details to follow.

    • 1 person is attending
  • 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 years 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 the 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 website 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.

    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)

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.


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