July 2016
Tuesday 26th
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 28th
6pm Thursday Climbing @ Turningstone Edge
Friday 29th
6pm BBQ in Brynrefail
Saturday 30th
... BBQ in Brynrefail
Sunday 31st
... BBQ in Brynrefail
August 2016
Tuesday 2nd
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 4th
6pm Thursday Climbing @ Beacon Hill
Tuesday 9th
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Tuesday 16th
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Saturday 20th
9am Pyrenees trip
Sunday 21st
... Pyrenees trip
Monday 22nd
... Pyrenees trip
Tuesday 23rd
... Pyrenees trip
Wednesday 24th
... Pyrenees trip
Thursday 25th
... Pyrenees trip
Friday 26th
... Pyrenees trip
6pm Pembrokeshire sea cliff climbing
Saturday 27th
... Pyrenees trip
... Pembrokeshire sea cliff climbing
Sunday 28th
... Pyrenees trip
... Pembrokeshire sea cliff climbing
Monday 29th
... Pembrokeshire sea cliff climbing
September 2016
Wednesday 7th
8pm BMC Midlands Area Meeting and George Cave talk
Friday 9th
6pm Climbing in North Wales at the club hut
Saturday 10th
... Climbing in North Wales at the club hut
Sunday 11th
... Climbing in North Wales at the club hut
Friday 16th
6pm Family meet at the club hut
Saturday 17th
Cycling the Peddars Way
... Family meet at the club hut
Sunday 18th
... Family meet at the club hut
Friday 23rd
6pm Lake District weekend (Barrow MC hut)
Saturday 24th
... Lake District weekend (Barrow MC hut)
Sunday 25th
... Lake District weekend (Barrow MC hut)
October 2016
Friday 7th
6pm More climbing in North Wales (club hut)
Saturday 8th
... More climbing in North Wales (club hut)
Sunday 9th
... More climbing in North Wales (club hut)
Saturday 29th
9am The OMM
Sunday 30th
... The OMM
November 2016
Friday 4th
4pm Mountain Biking Weekend
Saturday 5th
... Mountain Biking Weekend
Sunday 6th
... Mountain Biking Weekend
December 2016
Wednesday 28th
Spanish Limestone for New Year

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: Richard Freer on 07971 215203 or via email.

Bowline CC - Summer time is party time

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 22nd July 2016 @ 3:31pm

Hello Everybody,

I've held off this weeks email until now as I am leaving for two weeks in Switzerland this evening so there won't be any updates whilst I'm away. But I'm certain you'll all be out enjoying climbing in this lovely weather so I look forward to swapping tales of adventure when I get back.

We have the BBQ in Brynrefail (club hut meet) coming up on the weekend of the 30th July, lots of people already booked to go so make sure you grab your place quick. Also I've lined up a couple of Thursday climbing sessions whilst I'm gone, next week it's Turningstone Edge (28th July), and then the week after it's Beacon Hill (4th August). Also don't forget our trip to the excellent cliffs of Pembrokshire on the bank holiday weekend (27th-29th August)!

As you may well have gathered from the various photo's on Facebook we had a fantastic time in the Forest of Dean. We visited Wintours Leap, Symonds Yat and Shorn Cliff and found the climbing to be excellent. A return trip to these venues is definitely required. On Saturday night we were treated to a delicious three course dinner thanks for which we owe a very big thanks to the hard work of Michelle, Zoe, Rich, Suzie and Ania.

See you all in a few weeks time,


Thursday Climbing @ Beacon Hill

  • Thursday, 4th August 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Beacon Hill, Leicestershire

    This weeks venue is Beacon Hill, quite bouldery here so might be worth bringing a pad if you've…

Thursday Climbing @ Turningstone Edge

  • Thursday, 28th July 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Turningstone Edge, near Matlock

    This week we will be at Turning Stone Edge, near Matlock, from 6pm. Falling back to The Tower…

Bowline CC - Well done Tara!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 11th July 2016 @ 1:41pm

Hi All,

Apologies for not including a big congratulations to local climber Tara Hayes who put in a brilliant performance to get 2nd place in the British Bouldering Competition on Sunday. Two local climbers in the top-three, must be doing something right around here!

Kind regards,


Bowline CC - Sporting success

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 11th July 2016 @ 11:54am

Hello Everybody,

Despite not really being a follower of main stream sports I couldn't help but notice that this Sunday was a sports fans dream with a Grand Prix, Wimbledon Finals and Euro Football Final. However what caught my attention was a fantastic performance at the British Bouldering Competition by local climber Orrin Coley who finished in 3rd place in the final. Well done Orrin!

Of course Orrin will need to watch his back because the Bowline Boulderers will be working on their technique down at The Climbing Station this Tuesday. We also have our next club committee meeting this Wednesday evening, 7:30m at The Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. All club members are welcome to attend! Don't forget as members of the club you are all also club members of the BMC (British Mountaineering Council). There are active local BMC groups which you can get involved with andour local group is the Midlands area. Their next get together is on Wednesday 7th September with guest speaker George Cave.

Great to see places going quickly for the mountain biking meet in November. If you can't wait until then to join us for a bike ride then of course there are fantastic trails just down the road from our accommodation for the summer meal this weekend. For those who will be climbing this weekend we will be heading to Wildcat in Matlock Bath this Thursday to get some limestone practice!

See you all soon,


Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 14th July 2016 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    In preparation for climbing limestone in the Forest of Dean at the weekend our Thursday…

Bowline CC - Final Call for the Summer Meal

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Friday, 8th July 2016 @ 12:26pm

Hello Everyone,

Our summer meal and climbing/MTB weekend in the Forest of Dean is coming up on the weekend of 16th/17th July. We already have a very tasty meal planned thanks to Michelle, Rich, Zoe and Suzie. With the awesome Forest of Dean MTB trails just down the road, and 1000's of climbs within a short drive, you really do want to be there. 

But we need to finalise our accommodation booking and know how many we are catering for. So for all you last minute stragglers the time to book your place IS NOW! You can book your place directly via the website using Paypal, or you can pay us directly via BACS to the club account.

Hopefully see you there!


Bowline CC - It was all happening at the weekend

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 6th July 2016 @ 6:12pm

Hello Bowliners,

Apologies for the late running of this weeks email but as you've probably noticed from the other emails I've been sending out there has been a lot of activity on the meet organising front. We've got our Lake District weekend in September, and the ever popular Mountain Biking weekend in early November. So get your places booked ASAP. And we still have places available for our Climbing/MTB trip to the Forest of Dean next weekend (16th/17th July), with our summer meal on the Saturday night as well it's going to be a great weekend so be there or be... well somewhere less awesome!

And talking of great weekends we were thrilled to see club members out having lots of adventures at the weekend just gone. Congratulations to Lisa Mackenzie who completed her first open water swim at the Great Manchester swim. Also well done to Rob Goodman, Charlene Hurd and Simon Crossley who completed the Welsh 3000's despite less than ideal conditions. And the conditions were pretty wet in the Lake District for the Saunders Mountain Marathon, but that didn't stop Michelle Aukland, Zoe Pickering, Andy Railton, Chris Brumby, Claudia Sarner, and Hadyn Williams, well done guys! And of course there was a group of club members enjoying the great climbing conditions at Stanage on Sunday too, hope you all had a fab day.

This week we've already had our Tuesday bouldering session but we're climbing at Baslow Edge this Thursday evening if you fancy joining us. And I expect there will be at least one day of climbing in the Peak District this weekend so watchout for an invite.

Hope you all have a super week!


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