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 meets. To arrange to come along and find out more please contact our chairman.

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 £25 (reduced to £19 if joining between July and December). Joint associate membership for a couple is £42 (reduced to £31.50 if joining between July and December). Details of how to apply for associate membership can be found on the application form.

If you are an existing member of a club affiliated to the BMC you can join as a full club member. Full individual membership is £25 per year and couples may join as joint members at £42 per year. If you are eligible for full membership contact us at themembershipsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk and we will send you a full membership form to complete.

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 
please contact our chairman.

Happening this month

May 2019
Wednesday 1st
6:30pm Running in Bradgate Park area
Thursday 2nd
6pm Climbing @ The Tower
6pm Thursday Climbing: Tower at Beaumont Leys 6 P.M.
Friday 3rd
6pm Sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire
Saturday 4th
... Sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire
Sunday 5th
... Sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire
Monday 6th
... Sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire
Tuesday 7th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 8th
6:30pm Running in Bradgate Park area
Thursday 9th
6pm Thursday Climbing 9th May - Tower Beaumont Leys 6 p.m.
Tuesday 14th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 15th
6:30pm Running in Bradgate Park area
Thursday 16th
6pm Thursday Climbing 16th May Craig Buddon
Friday 17th
6pm Harpers 40th birthday bash
Saturday 18th
... Harpers 40th birthday bash
Sunday 19th
... Harpers 40th birthday bash
Tuesday 21st
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 22nd
6:30pm Running in Bradgate Park area
Thursday 23rd
6pm Art, Ninja Parkour, and Bouldering
6pm Thursday Climbing Slawston Bridge 23rd May 6 p.m.
Friday 24th
8pm Yorkshire Climbing (family friendly)
Saturday 25th
... Yorkshire Climbing (family friendly)
Sunday 26th
... Yorkshire Climbing (family friendly)
Monday 27th
... Yorkshire Climbing (family friendly)
Tuesday 28th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 29th
6:30pm Running in Bradgate Park area
Friday 31st
6pm Climb all the things - club hut weekend
June 2019
Saturday 1st
... Climb all the things - club hut weekend
Sunday 2nd
... Climb all the things - club hut weekend

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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