About the club

The Bowline Climbing Club is an active and friendly Leicester based club with a rich history. We holds regular meets throughout the UK and further afield. As well as rock climbing and mountaineering, club members participate in many other outdoor activities. Club members also have access to our very own club hut in the beautiful Snowdonia national park.

Most weekends club members go climbing in the Peak or go away for a meet. We also meet locally on Tuesday evenings for Bouldering at the The Climbing Station in Loughborough. Plus Thursday evenings for Climbing either at The Tower climbing wall in Leicester, or outdoors if the weather is good and the evening light enough.

The best way to see if you'd like to join is to get in touch and come along to meet us at one of our regular weekly meetsTo arrange to come along and find out more, contact Zoe Pickering (07709 337976).

Joining the club

We are always keen to welcome new members to the club. As well as directly supporting the club, members enjoy a discounted rate at our club hut in Snowdonia, reciprocal use of the Barrow Mountaineering Club hut in the Lake District, access to the clubs supply of equipment, access to training courses organised by the club, and the benefits of membership of the British Mountaineering Council (see below). 

You can become a prospective member for free. As a prospective member you will have 3 months to join in with any of our meets, get to know the club, and see whether you would like join us. If you decide to join the club, and we hope you will, associate membership of the club is £23 (reduced to £17.50 if joining between July and December). Joint associate membership for a couple is £40 (reduced to £30 if joining between July and December). Details of how to apply for associate membership can be found on the application form which can be downloaded here.

If you are an existing member of a club affiliated to the BMC you can join as a full club member. Full membership is £23.00 per year (if paid by BACS, otherwise £25 if paid by cash/cheque/PayPal) and couples may join as joint members at £40 per year (if paid by BACS, otherwise £42 if paid by cash/cheque/PayPal). The full membership form can be downloaded here.

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

BMC Affiliated Club

As a club we are affiliated club to the BMC (British Mountaineering Council). As a member of the Bowline Climbing club you are also enrolled as a 'club member' to the BMC. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the national representative body for England and Wales that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers. 

Some of the benefits of being a club member of the BMC include:

  • You are insured with up to £10m worth of Civil liability cover. Civil liability is if for example; you dislodge a rock onto someone and they sustain injuries, you are covered. This is not personal accident insurance (you can get that cover by upgrading to a full member of the BMC).
  • Access is subsidised outdoor training courses. 
  • 10% discounts at outdoor shops when you show your membership card.
  • Discounts off BMC publications i.e. maps and guidebooks.
  • Discount cards are available for using Alpine huts.

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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