March 2017
Thursday 30th
6:30pm Climbing @ The Tower
April 2017
Thursday 6th
6:30pm Climbing @ The Tower
Friday 7th
6pm Love The Hut weekend
Saturday 8th
... Love The Hut weekend
9am Fontainebleau bouldering
Sunday 9th
... Love The Hut weekend
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Monday 10th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Tuesday 11th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Wednesday 12th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Thursday 13th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
6:30pm Climbing @ The Tower
Friday 14th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Saturday 15th
... Fontainebleau bouldering
Thursday 20th
6:30pm Climbing @ The Tower
Friday 28th
6pm Lake District (Wallabarrow)
Saturday 29th
... Lake District (Wallabarrow)
Sunday 30th
... Lake District (Wallabarrow)
May 2017
Monday 1st
... Lake District (Wallabarrow)
Friday 19th
6pm Club hut weekend
Saturday 20th
... Club hut weekend
Sunday 21st
... Club hut weekend
June 2017
Friday 16th
6pm Joint hut meet with Ceunant Mountaineering Club
Saturday 17th
... Joint hut meet with Ceunant Mountaineering Club
Sunday 18th
... Joint hut meet with Ceunant Mountaineering Club
July 2017
Friday 14th
6pm BBQ at the club hut
Saturday 15th
... BBQ at the club hut
Sunday 16th
... BBQ at the club hut
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)
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)
September 2017
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
Friday 15th
6pm Family meet at the club hut
Saturday 16th
... Family meet at the club hut
Sunday 17th
... Family meet at the club hut
October 2017
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

Come and share the adventure with the Bowline Climbing Club!
Rock climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, cycling, walking...

Based in the Leicester area we welcome new members, with or without experience. For more information contact: Zoe Pickering on 07709 337976 or via email.

Bowline CC - Peaks and Pads

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 @ 5:38pm

Hey Everyone,

Well that was a cracking weekend in the Peak District, what a way to kick start the climbing season. We had a great time basking in the sun at Lawrencefield and Millstone on Saturday, with Rob Goodman leading way on the hard routes with a repeat of Regents Street (E2 5c). Sunday was equally warm and pleasant for bouldering at Curbar with Tony Bishopp and friends working the hard problems on the boulders whilst the rest of us headed up to the main crag for some slightly easier trad than the previous day. There were lots of tired arms and worn finger tips by late in the afternoon. You can check out a few pictures from the weekend over on our facebook page and also the photo of the week on our website homepage.

This past week also saw a new addition to the clubs equipment for members to use. We are now the proud owners of a 'SNAP Wrap' bouldering mat which 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.

The BMC are running another First aid & Mountain Medicine weekend in the Peak District on 3rd/4th June. Among the top doctors running this weekend is one of our club members, Michelle Aukland. To find out more and book your place head over to the BMC website

As always come rain or shine the Bowliners will be bouldering at The Climbing Station tonight getting ready for our upcoming trip to Font. And we'll be working on our roped climbing on Thursday which this week is back to The Tower climbing wall. Although it won't be long until we are heading outside for climbing on Thursdays, hooray! 

Have a great week everybody!

Andy

Bowline CC - Our new committee and an important BMC matter

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 @ 2:00pm

Hey Everyone,

At long last I have the pleasure of writing a weekly email which contains an opportunity to climb with us outdoors on the upcoming weekend. About time you might be saying and I entirely agree, and that is why (weather permitting) we have two days of climbing in the Peak district for you to enjoy this weekend. It would be great to see as many of you as possible joining us!

What better way to prepare yourself for this weekends adventures than by practicing your technique at our ever popular bouldering at The Climbing Station tonight. Or joining us for our Thursday climbing which this week takes us to Bear Rock climbing wall at Warwick Uni

For those of you who have emailed about camping on the Lake District meet I'm afraid I haven't heard back from the farm yet. I will chase them and hopefully let you know soon.

Also, we have another meet to open bookings for next week which is our trip to Northumberland on the Whitsun bank holiday weekend, watch out for the invitation email!

That's it from me this week, I'm sure there probably something else I'm meant to be telling you about but I can't recall it right now. Too distracted with the thought of outdoor climbing perhaps ;)

Andy

First Peak weekend of the year

  • Saturday, 25th March 2017 at 9:30am - 6pm Sunday, 26th March
    Location: Peak District

    UPDATE - We will be at Lawrencefield for trad climbing on Saturday, 9:30am onwards, nice and…

Climbing @ Bear Rock (Warwick Uni)

  • Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at 6:30pm
    Location: Bear Rock, Warwick University

    Unfortunately The Tower climbing wall is closed this week due to…

Bowline CC - Our new committee and an important BMC matter

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 16th March 2017 @ 3:38pm

Hey Bowliners,

Another Bowline year begins following the club AGM last night. Thanks to those that came along, however it would have been good to see a few more members present. If you didn't make it you missed out on a fairly quick AGM followed by a great quiz (thanks to Andy Railton for organising the quiz).

On behalf of all club members I'd like to say a big thanks to our outgoing Chairman, Richard Freer, for heading up the committee over the past two years. We now welcome our new chairman Zoe Pickering, new club secretary Lizzie Jones, and two new ordinary members Claire Coles and Lisa Mackenzie. The club is fortunate to have a such a dedicated committee and we are anticipating another great year for the club!

Coming up on the 22nd April is the BMC AGM. As an affliated club all members of the Bowline are club members of the BMC. You may not know much about the BMC and how it relates to the club which is something I hope to address in due course. However right now I'd like to draw your attention to an important matter which has arisen in the BMC which should be of interest to all members. The president of the BMC has released a statement on this matter and I would strongly urge all club members to take the time to read this statement and the details of the associated motion. In my opinion it is critical that a true representation of the BMC memberships view on this matter is enacted at the AGM. As such I would ask that you exercise your right to vote on this matter which you can do easily using the proxy voting card, see the details of how to do this on the BMC website.

Those of you lucky enough to have a place on this weekends Prusik knots and tricky situations training course watch out for joining instructions coming out via email very soon. And watch out for an email from me soon about climbing in the Peak District on the weekend of the 25th/26th March (weather permitting).

Remember bouldering at The Climbing Station on Tuesday evening, and climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening. I'll be at The Tower tonight, hope to see you there!

Bowline CC - More meets than you can shake a stick at

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 7th March 2017 @ 1:25pm

Hey Bowliners,

It's great to see that lots of club members have been out enjoying the UK's mountains this weekend. Although it is not quite climbing conditions yet, the walking looks to have been delightful in the Lake district. Just a same the winter climbing scene hasn't been particularly fruitful, well not here in the UK at least. 

But not to worry as spring is coming and we have lots of exciting trips planned for this year. The places for our Lake District weekend were snapped up in no time at all but we have the option of some more camping places as per my email yesterday. Once we've got that sorted out I'll be opening up the places for our Northumberland trip on the Whitsun bank holiday weekend. And then after that I'll open up the bookings for our summer meal so you'll have lots of opportunities to join us. We're going to have so much fun!

As I've not yet published all the meets on the website in their full detail I've included below the current list of planned meets for the year. Please note the date for the Mountain Biking weekend has changed to the 4th/5th November. Of course this list doesn't include the many weekend days where we'll be heading to the Peak which hopefully will be every weekend if the good old british weather is good to us.

You may see even more new faces at our bouldering at The Climbing Station on Tuesday evening, and climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening. Please take a moment to say hi to our potential new members.

Bowline CC - There's trad in the air

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 27th February 2017 @ 6:29pm

Hey Bowliners,

I'm back, and this time I won't be disappearing off again, well not until the bouldering trip to Fontainebleau in April that is. This means I'm getting stuck into organising fantastic meets for you all to enjoy and you should already have received an invite to the Lake District trip on the May Day bank holiday weekend. We're expecting places for this to go fast so grabs yours now via the website. It will be great to have a weekend of trad climbing in the lovely Lakes to look forward to, but that does mean we ought to get out for some practice beforehand, oh OK then!

Whilst I'm thinking about club events I'd like to take the opportunity to remind you of a very important event for all club members. Our Annual General Meeting is coming up at the Blackhorse Pub in Alyestone, from 7:30pm on Wednesday 15th March. Not only is this your chance to have a say on club matters and the election of the club committee. But you can also to enjoy an exciting talk from our very own Suzie Imber, who will be sharing tales of adventure from her most recent expedition to conquer un-climbed 6000's metre peaks in the Andes.

It's great that we've recently been contacted by quite a number of people interested in joining our club. You may see some new faces at our bouldering at The Climbing Station on Tuesday evening, and climbing at The Tower on Thursday evening. Please take a moment to say hi to our potential new members.

It's the season for talks and lectures still; on the week after our AGM the Solihull Mountaineering Club are hosting a talk by Pete Whittaker. This is taking place on Wednesday 22nd March at 8pm over in Solihull, tickets are £8. Click on the poster for full details.

Lake District (Wallabarrow)

  • Friday, 28th April 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Monday, 1st May
    Location: High Wallabarrow Farm, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6EA

    We had a wonderful time in 2014 staying at High Wallabarrow Farm so we're heading back there…

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