We have a friendly team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and co-ordinate the running of the club. We meet every 4-6 weeks and all club members are welcome to attend our committee meetings!
Tomorrow, 21st September 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 28th September 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 5th October 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 12th October 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 19th October 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 26th October 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 2nd November 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 30th November 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 7th December 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 14th December 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday, 21st December 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Tower Climbing Wall, Beaumont Leys, Leicester
Whilst we wait for the long evenings to return so we can climb outdoors on a Thursday we will keep ourselves entertained with indoor climbing at The Tower Climbing Centre in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. Come and join our friendly group of club members, whether you're a novice or a seasoned climber there will be something for everyone!
For more information contact Andy Potter (07796 220055)
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!
Friday, 29th September 2017 at 6pm - 6pmSunday, 1st October
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.
Friday, 6th October 2017 at 6pm - 6pmSunday, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
Friday, 29th December 2017 at 9am - 6pmSunday, 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.
Saturday, 31st March 2018 at 9am - 5pmSaturday, 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!