• Thursday Climbing, Wildcat, 6pm, 19th July

    Tomorrow, 19th July 2018 at 6pm
    Location: WILDCAT

    Hi folks we are going to Wildcat this Thursday. Meet 6 p.m. in the car park off Temple Road, this is on the left as you come into Matlock from the South a little way on past the New Bath Hotel & Spa up a short steep left turn (Temple Road).

    UKC Climbing Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=143.

    To get to Matlock go up to JN26 on the M1 and head West on the A610, it's well signposted to Matlock. Best bring a headtorch for getting off the crag as the nights are drawing in a bit.

    Tel Andy Railton 07894 533629

    • 1 person is attending
  • Another family meet at the club hut

    Friday, 20th July 2018 at 6pm - 5pm Sunday, 22nd July
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Another weekend where "the kids rule" at the hut. Previous hut weekends with the kids have involved staying up late, top/leading roping slate routes, going for scrambling adventures, paddling in streams, going Geocaching, and bouldering in the Pass. 

    The meet is aimed at (but not limited to) club members and their children. We aim to take our little adventurers into mountains during the day, and have a communal meal, hopefully a BBQ on the Saturday night. Followed by a few board games. 

    Book your places with the hut secretary as normal. We'll co-ordinate the group meal/BBQ nearer the time.

    • 3 people are attending
  • Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tuesday, 24th July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 9th October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 at 6pm - 10pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH

    Our regular indoor Bouldering session at The Climbing Station in Loughborough. Bouldering is a great way to build your technique whether your a complete beginner or experienced climber. Come and join our friendly group of club members, share tips, idea's, and of course encouragement to complete the next challenging route!

    For more information contact Andy Potter (07796 220055).

  • BBQ at the club hut

    Friday, 27th July 2018 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 29th July
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Join us the club hut for a weekend of adventure. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much choice to make the most of the long summer days. 

    We'll get together on the Saturday evening at the hut for a group BBQ. If everybody brings something either to go on the BBQ or go with the BBQ (e.g. Salad) then we'll have a fine feast.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

    • 3 people are attending
  • Dorset weekend

    Friday, 10th August 2018 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 12th August
    Location: Acton Field Campsite, Langton Mattravers, Dorset

    We're off to (hopefully) sunny Swanage for a weekend of climbing. There is plenty to suit all tastes here, adventurous sea cliffs, steep sport, and even deep water soloing (if conditions are right). We will be camping at Acton Field Campsite so you'll need to bring your camping gear, plus food/drinks. 

    There is no need to book in advance for the campsite but if you will be coming please RSVP here on the website so we know who to communicate with about the trip, lift shares, etc.

    • 3 people are attending
  • Holiday at the hut

    Friday, 24th August 2018 at 6pm - 6pm Monday, 27th August
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Join us for a nice long bank holiday at the hut. It's the last club hut weekend before the hut gets it's refurbishment so come along and make the most of the hut and the great climbing, walking, scrambling, etc that North Wales has to offer.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

    • 2 people are attending
  • Dolomites trip

    Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 9am - 9am Saturday, 8th September
    Location: Dolomites, Italy


    Our summer trip to the Dolomites. We will be staying in Cortina at a campsite we've used before and has all the facilities we need and costs around £10 a night per head. 

    You'll probably want to fly. The closest are the Venice airports, which are under 2 hours drive from Cortina. Stansted to Venice Treviso is £71 and East Midlands to Milan Bergamo is £168 (Transfer time 4 hours 30 mins). We will need to hire a car if we fly, should be reasonable if we can stuff 3+ people in each car we need.

    Contact Andy Railton if you are interested - andyrailton@gmail.com


    OK so I think that we've now more or less got everyone who is attending. Since there are people arriving at different days at the campsite to avoid completely confusing the campsite I would ask that you contact the campsite SEPARATELY. Of the 8 people who are flying from Luton and arriving as a Group, six are definitely staying on the campsite (I will book six of us on as a group Me, Zoe, Lizzy, Lisa, Pixie & Harper)- I will send you the six people an EMail telling them they are being booked on as a group, the other two people on the Luton flight may try and get accommodation off the campsite. The campsite we are staying at is called La Rochetta (Link: campingrocchetta.it/en/) their phone number is +39 0436 5063. Remember if you DON'T get an EMail from me by 6 p.m. tonight (1st June) you need to contact the campsite separately. By all means ask if you can camp near the group of six, but please don't confuse them - I'm already theoretically banned for life from a campsite in Argentiere!

    I will send out separate EMails shortly about gear, guidebooks with a little map on how to get to the campsite etc....I know some of you are completely experienced Alpinists so please bear with us if you think I'm teaching you to suck eggs.

    As ever any Questions contact Andy Railton on 07894 533629.

    • 6 people are attending
  • Barrow Hut meet (Lake District)

    Friday, 14th September 2018 at 4pm - 1pm Sunday, 16th September

    Hi Folks,

    We've booked the Barrow Hut at the Coppermines for the weekend of 14th-16th September. We've got reciprocal right with the Barrow Club so it's £10 per head (plus small PayPal charge) for Friday and Saturday night. There are 16 places, so first come first served. The hut is in a great position for climbing on Dow Crag or an ascent of Conniston Old Man or a trip over to Grizedale Forset if you fancy some Mountain Biking. Camping is NOT permitted outside the hut (so no tents or camper vans), so if you'd like to come you need to book a place in the hut. There's all the usual facilities available at the hut (showers, cooking facilities etc.), the sleeping arrangements are split into several rooms and there is a large living type room to stretch out after a hard day on the hills. The hut is in a brilliant position and we've always had good meets there and the pubs in Conniston are just about within walking distance. The places usually sell out fairly quickly so I recommend booking places promptly. To book a place at the Hut you need to purchase a ticket; HITTING THE RSVP BUTTON DOES NOT BOOK YOU A PLACE

    Andy Railton Tel 07894 533629

    • 6 people are attending
  • MTB Meet 5th-7th October at Chapel-le-Dale

    Friday, 5th October 2018 at 4pm - 12pm Sunday, 7th October
    Location: Broadrake Bunkhouse

    Hi Folks,

    The MTB meet is being held at Chapel-le-Dale in the Yorkshire Dales, which is close to Ingleton. Although it's a MTB meet there is also great walking to be had; or if you fancy climbing there are plenty of crags nearby if the weather's OK, such as Twisleton Scars. The bunkhouse has a capacity of twenty places. The cost of the bunkhouse is £45 per head for the weekend and Paul Parker will be doing a meal on Saturday night for £5, so total cost for the weekend is £50 a head. Paul is doing a vegetarian option, you select which option you want when you book a ticket. You'll need to provide your own breakfasts and lunches of course. Bedding & towels are not included, so you'll have to bring a sleeping bag and towel. If want to the bunkhouse will hire you a duvet and towel for £5.

    OK the important bit - paying for it - this is strictly on a first come first served basis and it's £50. To avoid the PayPal charges the tickets are "Free", not really of course, but by clicking the ticket you are ONLY RESERVING A PLACE. To confirm your place you NEED TO PAY the £50 to the treasurer by BACS (account details are on the website). We are asking that you do this within 2 weeks of reserving a place, or we may reallocate your place to another eager Mountain Biker. When you send your payment CAN YOU INLCUDE THE WORDS 'MTB MEET' IN THE PAYMENT REFERENCE

    So Paul knows you've paid for your ticket can you SEND AN EMAIL TO BOTH the club treasurer clubtreasurer@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk and myself andyrailton@gmail.com saying that you've paid and saying how many tickets you've purchased.


    The MTB meet is traditionally very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. If more than 20 people want to come there is more accommodation available in Chapel-Le-Dale, in Ingleton and also nearby close to the Ribble Viaduct. If the tickets sell out quickly then I'll post up a list of alternative accommodation that's available.

    Looking forward to seeng you in October.

    Cheers Andy Railton

    • 6 people are attending
  • Annual dinner and slideshow

    Saturday, 10th November 2018 at 6:30pm
    Location: The Belmont Hotel, 20 De Montfort Square, Leicester

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner. This year we are combining the annual dinner with the club slideshow, all from the comfort of the Belmont Hotel in Leicester. We will have our own private room with bar, and we will be enjoying a delicious three course meal.

    More details to follow nearer the time.

    • 1 person is attending
  • Chairmans walk

    Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: To be announced

    Our annual chairmans walk and lunch will be on Sunday 2nd December. As is customary the chairman will announce the location nearer the time. More details to follow.

    • 1 person is attending

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