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Contributed by club members, on a range of subjects (not always related to climbing, running or cycling), the following articles are available for all to read and enjoy. 

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03/10/2016 - Scottish Sea-Stack Attack by Masa Sakano - Sea stacks are often special or even dream objectives for rock climbers. The sharp spire soaring directly from roaring sea offers a great adventure. Why? First, the original and archetypal goal of climbing is to go high, perhaps up to the (locally) highest point, and preferably somewhere unreachable without climbing...

02/06/2016 - Sun, Sand, Rock, Lobsters, Beer and Barbies by Andy Richards - Simon lead Rob and Charlene up Demo Route followed later by Simon leading Civvy Route. You can see Simon making himself very comfy here (top right), before attacking the crux overhang on Civvy Route. Incidentally the guy in the bottom left of this photo, yes the guy with his head in his hands...

26/04/2016 - New friends and new places by Hadyn Williams - Wow, what a good weekend. I went to my first Bowline Climbing Club meet, and had a great time. Despite giving the impression on Friday night that they’re a drinking club with a climbing problem, everyone was up bright and early the following morning to provide some TLC for the club hut in the form of digging...

17/02/2016 - Sun, sea and down jackets by Adam Rembiasz - On Valentines weekend a few of us made our way down to Portland, Dorset last weekend for some coastal sport climbing. We were very closely monitoring the weather during the week leading up to the trip as it was not looking good. After making the tough decision on Wednesday to commit our places in the bunkhouse we went for it...

08/11/2015 - Invitation to rock climbing in Scotland by Masa Sakano - Scottish winter climbing is world-famous like Ben Nevis North Face. Then how about (summer) rock climbing? I had very little idea about that before I moved to Scotland, except for a few stories like Old Man of Hoy and Cuillin. Having experienced (some of) them now, I have to say I am mightily impressed...

21/09/2015 - First taste of the Dolomites by Masa Sakano - Allegedly one of the best trad-climbing venues in Europe. A meet by Bowline Climbing Club was held there in the end of this summer. I had a chance to participate in it for a few days, then further climbed on after the meet, with another visiting friend of mine...

23/08/2015 - Zoë Procter’s Paddy Buckley round  - This was my second attempt at the Paddy Buckley round, having aborted half way round five weeks prior due to really bad weather, and I wanted to give it one last go this summer while I was still fit and psyched. The route is 62 miles over 47 peaks in Snowdonia, North Wales...

19/07/2015 - Little adventures in climbing by Andy Potter - Well this weekend I was expecting to write an article regailing my climbing exploits in North Wales. And as it turns out going to North Wales would have been a good choice after all, at least in terms of weather. However the great british weather did a double u-turn...

28/04/2015 - Spring Bouldering Competition 2015 by Andy PotterOur first Spring Bouldering Competition was held at The Climbing Station on Tuesday 14th April. This was an open event for club members and non-members. We were thrilled to get turn-out of nearly 30 competitors, half of which were non-members...

10/04/2015 - Verdon Dreaming by Loz - For those who know me well it comes as no surprise that I don't really like grit. Yes, I've had some great days in the Peak, Millstone, Curbar (predictably Peapod), and playing around on, or should that be in, Goliath's Groove, and getting to the top of The File, but I think it's completely over-rated...

08/10/2014 - Craig Harwood (1961-2014) A Tribute by Miles Hillmann - Craig Harwood was killed in a leader fall from a climb (Caravanserai)  at Compass Point, North Devon on 4th September 2014.  Much of his early climbing and running from the mid 1980s through to his leaving the area to live in Cheshire in 2001 was as a Bowline member...

06/03/2014 - Winter meet 2014 report by Zoe Proctor - After the last two year's over-subscribed winter meets we were surprised to not fill the meet and with a few last-minute cancellations 12 of us arrived in dribs and drabs in North Ballachulish at the Alex Macintyre hut near Glencoe to test ourselves in the stormy weather that was hitting the UK...

15/01/2014 - Climbing, Casinos and Celanques by Andy Potter - OK so I only saw the Casinos in Monte Carlo, I didn't actual go inside (not being the gambling type). But two out of three isn’t bad and it made for a good title. Before I share with you the tale of my New Year holiday, I would like to start with the most important part...

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June 2017
Friday 30th
6pm The summer meal weekend
July 2017
Saturday 1st
... The summer meal weekend
Sunday 2nd
... The summer meal weekend
Tuesday 4th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 11th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Friday 14th
6pm BBQ at the club hut
Saturday 15th
... BBQ at the club hut
Sunday 16th
... BBQ at the club hut
Tuesday 18th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Saturday 22nd
9am Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Sunday 23rd
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Monday 24th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Tuesday 25th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 26th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Thursday 27th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Friday 28th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Saturday 29th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
Sunday 30th
... Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)
August 2017
Tuesday 1st
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Friday 4th
6pm Summer family meet at the club hut
Saturday 5th
... Summer family meet at the club hut
Sunday 6th
... Summer family meet at the club hut
Tuesday 8th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Friday 11th
6pm Climb all the things (Club hut weekend)
Saturday 12th
... Climb all the things (Club hut weekend)
Sunday 13th
... Climb all the things (Club hut weekend)
Tuesday 15th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 22nd
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
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
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
Friday 15th
6pm Family meet at the club hut
Saturday 16th
... Family meet at the club hut
9am Kalymnos Trip
Sunday 17th
... Family meet at the club hut
... Kalymnos Trip
Monday 18th
... Kalymnos Trip
Tuesday 19th
... Kalymnos Trip
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 20th
... Kalymnos Trip
Thursday 21st
... Kalymnos Trip
Friday 22nd
... Kalymnos Trip
Saturday 23rd
... Kalymnos Trip
Tuesday 26th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
October 2017
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

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