Club equipment

The club maintains a stock of equipment which can be borrowed by club members free of charge. Naturally it is expected that any equipment borrowed will be looked after with care, and returned in good/clean condition (See here for general guidance on caring for equipment). You can arrange to use the equipment by contacting Dick Freer (07971 215203).

Any damage caused however slight (or incident which may have caused damage even if not visible) MUST be reported when the equipment is returned. Please do not use the equipment if there is any cause for concern as to its correct/safe operation. Club members must accept responsiblity for the correct use any equipment borrowed from the club.

Equipment  Quantity Description (click images to enlarge)
Climbing harness 3 A basic adult climbing harness complete with belay device and karabiner, plus a nutkey and karabiner. This is intended for use by new club members who are keen to get out climbing with the club, whether indoors or outdoors, but have not yet reached the stage where they have there own equipment. Also existing club members can use these when climbing with prospective club members who do not yet have there own.

NB: Climbing helmets are also available see below.
 
Climbing Helmet 3 A basic adult climbing helmet suitable for outdoor and indoor use. Ideal for use by new club members, or for existing club members to use with prospective club members. As per the basic harness set (see above).
Bouldering mat 1 Our 'SNAP Wrap' bouldering mat is kept at the club hut and is available for club members to use when staying at the hut. The mat may be taken out by club members for bouldering in the area, but must not be taken away from the hut overnight. Ideal for a warm-up on Dinorwic Mill Rocks just outside the hut. And in case you are short on inspiration you'll find a copy of the latest North Wales Bouldering guidebook on the book shelf.

NB: Please ensure the mat is unfolded when it is stored in the club hut.
Via Feratta Lanyard 2 A rip stop via feratta system using self opening karabiners. Designed for users who weigh between 30kg and 100kg but can be used for lighter or heavier individuals if a safety rope is employed. The latest generation of Mammut's Tec Step via feratta sets take account of the most recent findings from safety research, even in the case of a 180 degree misuse (one karabiner on the guide cable, the second on the climbing harness) the Tec Step sets will hold a fall safely.
Walking Axe 1 The DMM Cirque is a classic walking and mountaineering axe. Aimed at general winter walking and lightweight semi technical mountaineering. Comes with a standard DMM leash.
Climbing Axes 1 pair A classic all rounder the DMM Fly is the sort of ice tool that performs well on technical ground but can easily be adapted for more traditional mountaineering terrain.
Crampons 2 pairs The Grivel G12 New Classic is a classic 12-point crampon designed for general mountaineering, glaciers or easy ice.
Grivel G10 walking crampons are C1 rated classic universal crampons, ideal for general winter walking use.
Group shelter 2 A 4 person group shelter ideal for year round use in walking, mountaineering, ski touring, etc.
A 6 to 8 person group shelter ideal for year round use in walking, mountaineering, ski touring, etc.
Mountain first aid kit 2 A comprehensive first aid kit for the mountaineer, walker or climber.

Kit contains: 
1 x Primary Care Leaflet, 1 x Tweezers, 6 x Safety Pins, 1 x Scissors (5.5cm Blade), 1 x Shears (6cm Blade), 1 x Glo Stick, 1 x Spot Check Thermometer, 2 Pairs Vinyl Gloves
Medication: 16 x Paracetamol Tablets, 16 x Ibuprofen Tablets
Bandages: 2 x Open Woven Bandages 7.5cm x 5m, 1 x Crepe Bandage 5cm x 4.5m, 1 x Crepe Bandage 7.5cm x 4.5m, 1 x Triangular Calico Bandage 90 x 127cm
Preparations, Disposables & Tapes: 8 x Hygienic Cleansing Wipes, 1 x Micropore Tape 1.25cm x 5m, 1 x Zinc Oxide Tape 1.25cm x 2m, 1 x Duct Tape 2m Roll, 10 x 4-Ply Gauze Swabs 5 x 5cm, 2 x Burn Gel Sachets (3.5g)
Dressings: 1 x Pack of Assorted Plasters, 1 x Medium Wound Dressing 12 x 12cm, 2 x Low Adherent Dressings 5 x 5cm, 1 x Low Adherent Dressing 10 x 10cm, 1 x Small Plaster Fabric Strip 4cm x 1m, 3 x Wound Closure Strips, 1 x Small Eyepad Dressing, 2 x Blister Plasters
2 person lightweight tent 1 The Terra Nova Laser Competition 2 is a super lightweight two man tent ideal for Mountain Marathons or long distance walking/cycling.
5 person tent 1 A basic 5 man tent the Vango Venture 500 is ideal for using as a base tent, at a campsite, for group events and meets.

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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