• Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

    Today, 22nd June 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    Back to the southern peak district for this weeks Thursday climbing trip. We'll be at 'Wildcat' crag in Matlock BathIf you fancy joining us meet at the Temple Road car park (costs £1 to park after 6pm) in Matlock Bath at 6pm (or if you arrive later come along to the crag). 

    Contact Brian Quinn - 07847 420534, if you need more details.

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  • Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

    Tuesday, 27th June 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 4th July 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 8th August 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 15th August 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 29th August 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 10th October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 19th December 2017 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).

  • The summer meal weekend

    Friday, 30th June 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 2nd July
    Location: Bryn Hafod, Dinas Mawddwy, Powys, POWYS SY20 9JA

    Our annual summer meal weekend is coming up on the 1st/2nd July. Join us for a weekend of climbing and MTB in southern Snowdonia. We're staying at the lovely Bryn Hafod hut which is well located for access to the nearby crags including Craig Cywarch which is a short walk from the hut, Cadair Idris is a short drive away, there is coastal bouldering and of course the many crags in the Rhinogydd.  And for those that prefer their adventure on two wheels there is the fantastic MTB trails at Coed-y-brenin only a short drive away.

    This year for the Saturday night meal we're taking it easy and letting the chefs at the nearby Y Llew Coch (Red Lion) pub handle the catering. So you just need to choose your options from the menu below when you book your place (please book each person seperately so we know your individual choices). If you have any special dietary requirements the pub will be happy to accommodate just get in touch with Andy Potter via email.

    The cost for the weekend is just £37 which includes Friday and Saturday nights accommodation at the hut. It also includes Saturday night dinner at the pub plus breakfast (porridge and toast) on Saturday and Sunday, and tea/coffee/cake. So you'll only need to bring your packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday.

    For staying in the hut you'll need to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow case. 

    We've a maximum of 18 places in the lodge so get your places booked now by clicking on the 'Buy Tickets' button above.

    The menu choices for the Saturday night dinner are as follows:

    Starter

    • Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup
    • Melon and fruit kebabs with a raspberry coulis 
    • Patchwork chicken liver, cointreau and orange pate 
    • Prawn Cocktail 

    Main

    • Roast Welsh beef with Yorkshire pudding
    • Roast Welsh lamb
    • Chicken parcel with a cheese and leek sauce (gluten free)
    • Vegetable Lasagne
    • Vegetable bake (gluten free)

    Dessert

    • Apple and blackberry crumble
    • Raspberry cheesecake
    • Lemon curd meringue roulade (gluten free)
    • Trio of ice cream

    Followed by Tea or Coffee.

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  • BBQ at the club hut

    Friday, 14th July 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 16th 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. Hopefully this time we won't be cooking under the shelter of an umbrella. We'll sort out the food for the BBQ so bring £3 each to contribute towards the food cost.

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

  • Alpine trip to Argentiere (with Ceunant MC)

    Saturday, 22nd July 2017 at 9am - 6pm Sunday, 30th July
    Location: Argentiere, French Alps

    This year we are teaming up with the guys from the Ceunant Mountaineering Club for a joint alpine trip to Argentiere. Although some of us may well take the opportunity to visit for longer than a week we are aiming for everyone to be there over the period from 22nd-30th July. We'll be camping at the main campsite in Argentiere. More details to follow soon.


    For those coming on this weekend it would be well worth attending our joint hut meet with Ceunant MC on the weekend of the 17th/18th June.


  • Summer family meet at the club hut

    Friday, 4th August 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 6th August
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Come and enjoy an extra family meet to make the most of summer at our lovely club hut. Previous family hut weekends with the kids have involved staying up late, top/leading roping slate routes, going for scrambling adventures, 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 the slate quarries or out into the mountains during the day, and have a communal meal and a few board games on the Saturday night. There will likely be some bouldering too.

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

  • Climb all the things (Club hut weekend)

    Friday, 11th August 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 13th August
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Club members Blanka and Laurence have booked places at our club hut for this weekend and they've invited all club members to join them to 'climb all the things'. You can book your place right now by contacting the hut secretary (Dave Toach).

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  • Cornwall Climb Fest

    Friday, 25th August 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Monday, 28th August
    Location: Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park, Botallack, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7PU

    Back again for 2017 it's another Bowline Cornish Climbing Fest. Once again we are staying at the lovely Trevaylor Caravan & Camping Park near St Just, Cornwall. A pub is just ten minutes stumbling distance from your tent – and if that’s too far..... there’s  even one on the campsite itself!

    The main crags of Sennen, Bosigran and Chair Ladder are all close at hand, and there is plenty of walking, cycling, beach combing and cream tea-ing to be had by all!

    The campsite is very popular and already nearly full. We've got 5 pitches reserved and available now for club members to book. The pitches are in a group together and each pitch can accommodate 1 medium sized tent (2/3 person), plus 1 car. Each pitch costs £57 for the three nights and that includes 2 people, tent and car (if you want to squeeze more people into your tent it's £4.50 per extra person per night, which can be paid upon arrival).  

    Our 5 pitches are reserved until the end of May at which point the club needs to pay for the pitches we want. So if you want a pitch you need to book and pay for it now by clicking the 'Buy Tickets' button above.

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  • Climbing in North Wales at the club hut

    Friday, 8th September 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 10th September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Another chance to enjoy a stay in our wonderful club hut and join fellow club members and friends for adventures in Snowdonia. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking this is a good opportunity to enjoy the last of the summer days. 

    It's best to book your place ASAP by contacting the hut secretary (Dave Toach).

  • Family meet at the club hut

    Friday, 15th September 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 17th September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Following a very successful meet last September we have another late summer 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, 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 the slate quarries or out into the mountains during the day, and have a communal meal and a few board games on the Saturday night. There will likely be some bouldering too.

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

  • Kalymnos Trip

    Saturday, 16th September 2017 at 9am - 6pm Saturday, 23rd September
    Location: Kalymnos of course

    The ever popular greek island climbing mecca that is Kalymnos has inspired an intrepid group of club members to start making plans for a trip on the 16th September this year. As they are a friendly and welcoming bunch they would like to gather many like minded club members for a week of fun on and off the crag.

    If world class sport climbing on a beautiful, sun drenched, greek island sounds like your kind of thing then get in touch with Blanka Russell - blanka.russell@btinternet.com. 

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  • More adventures from our club hut

    Friday, 6th October 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 8th October
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Come and make the most of the last of the good weather (hopefully) from our wonderful club hut. Join fellow club members and friends for adventures in Snowdonia, whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much to choose from.

    It's best to book your place in advance by contacting the hut secretary (Dave Toach).

  • The Bowline annual dinner

    Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 7:30pm
    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 returning to the Belmont Hotel in Leicester on Saturday 18th November from 19:30 until late. We have our own private room with bar, and we will be enjoying a delicious three course meal. We'll send out invites with the menu choices and online booking nearer the time.

  • Chairmans walk and lunch

    Sunday, 3rd December 2017 at 10am
    Location: To be revealed

    As is traditional the location of this years Chairmans walk will be revealed nearer the time. But as always you can be sure of a good length walk to work up an appetite for the pub lunch. We are planning to put on a minibus this year to collect those who'd prefer to not have to drive. Keep the date free and watch your emails for more details nearer the time.

  • Club slideshow

    Wednesday, 6th December 2017 at 7:30pm
    Location: The Blackhorse Pub, Aylestone, Leicester

    Come and share your adventures with fellow Bowliners at this years annual Slideshow. Of course we don't use slides these days instead we will have a projector and laptops so that you can share with us your favourite pictures and tales of adventure.

    It doesn't have to be just climbing or about a club trip. Perhaps you have been travelling to interesting places, cycled/walked/paddled somewhere and would like to spend a few minutes telling us about it. The pub does good food and drinks which you can enjoy whilst getting inspired by tales of adventure.


    We'd like to hear from as many people as possible and you don't need to talk for long (5-10 minutes would be more than enough). So start searching out those photo's and interesting/humourous tales and we look forward to seeing you there!

  • Christmas bouldering competition

    Tuesday, 12th December 2017 at 7pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Loughborough

    Get ready to have fun and test your skills against your fellow Bowline Boulderers at our annual Christmas Bouldering competition on Tuesday 13th December, 19:00 at The Climbing Station in Loughborough. With pizza's to share afterwards and fun prizes it's the place to be! 

    The competition kicks off at 19:30 sharp and you'll want to warm up first so we suggest you get there for 19:00. This year we will have two main competitions, one fun competition with a handicap system to make it as fair as possible. And a 'serious' points based competition for those like that kind of thing. In both cases you'll need a partner to climb with and you'll get 50 minutes to complete as many routes possible.

    At 20:30 we will have the speed climbing competition set by Mr Richards, this will be the same format as last year with pairs of climbers racing to be the fastest across the wall. There will be a prize for the winner of each of the main competitions and also the speed climbing competition. Then at 21:00 there will Pizzas and drinks upstairs.

    It costs £5 to enter. Cash on the day please (ideally the exact amount).

  • Joshua Tree Climbing Trip

    Friday, 29th December 2017 at 9am - 6pm Sunday, 14th January 2018
    Location: Joshua Tree, California, USA

    Having visited Joshua Tree in 2015 I can confirm that it is a trad climbing paradise with enough routes for multiple lifetimes in a beautiful setting, with nearly year round dry weather. I'm planning to head back there this New Year for two weeks of climbing. This will likely be mostly in Joshua Tree but I may well be tempted to visit Red Rocks near Las Vegas again as the multi-pitch climbing here was also amazing. Possibly also be tempted to spend 1 or 2 days skiing in the mountains near LA on the way back.

    Visiting this part of the USA is super easy which is one of the things that appeals.
    I'm planning to fly direct from Heathrow to Los Angeles, hire a car, drive to Joshua Tree and go climbing, simple!

    Flights from Heathrow to LA are currently around £400 return. Car hire will be around £120 per person (based on 4 sharing a car for two weeks). Park entry is around £40 per vehicle for two weeks, camping around £15 per pitch per night (but a pitch can be 4-6 people). So depending on the number of people sharing a vehicle it's probably around £800 per person including food/drink/fuel/etc.

    If you're interested in coming along get in touch with me (Andy Potter), sooner the better as flight prices will likely rise.
     

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  • Fontainebleau bouldering

    Saturday, 31st March 2018 at 9am - 5pm Saturday, 7th April
    Location: Forest of Fontainebleau, France

    The unique bouldering mecca that is the 'Foret de Fontainebleau' in France is our destination once again for a spring bouldering trip. As the name suggests the main activity for this trip is bouldering, although the area offers pleasant walking and cycling too. 

    As usual this is one of our 'self-service' meets. So groups of members are organising their transport/accommodation for the trip and then meeting up to boulder together each day. There is a variety of accommodation available including camping, static caravans, gite's and hotels. Several groups have already got gite's booked in our usual area near Milly-la-foret, and there is also camping and static caravans at the nearby La Musardiere campsite.

    Early spring is a popular time to visit Fontainebleau as the weather generally at it's best for bouldering. Hence it is a good idea to book early!

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To find out more about the Leicester area based
Bowline Climbing Club
Contact: Zoe Pickering (07709 337976)

June 2017
Thursday 22nd
6pm Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)
Tuesday 27th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
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

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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