August 2017
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
Wednesday 6th
8pm BMC Midlands area meeting
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
Saturday 16th
9am Kalymnos trip
Sunday 17th
... Kalymnos trip
Monday 18th
... Kalymnos trip
Tuesday 19th
... Kalymnos trip
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 20th
... Kalymnos trip
7:30pm Club committee meeting
Thursday 21st
... Kalymnos trip
Friday 22nd
... Kalymnos trip
Saturday 23rd
... Kalymnos trip
Tuesday 26th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Friday 29th
6pm Family meet at the club hut
Saturday 30th
... Family meet at the club hut
October 2017
Sunday 1st
... Family meet at the club hut
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

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 - One year in the Bowline

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 17th August 2017 @ 12:44pm

Hey Bowliners,

Checkout the new article on our website by club member Andy Harper:

One Year In The Bowline

Kind regards,

Andy
 

Bowline CC - Dream of white huts

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Sunday, 13th August 2017 @ 11:01pm

Hi All,

It's been back to back hut meets over the past two weekends. We had a super time on our Family Meet, where we had the Morrison family joining us for the first time. The weather was kind to us on Saturday so we went Scrambling around Lion Rock, followed by sport climbing in the slate quarries and then back to the hut for a lovely BBQ. Sunday the weather was not so favourable so we all turned our hand to helping with the hut improvements by preparing the base for the new shed. A big thanks to all the kids and grown ups who all mucked in to get it done despite the pouring rain!

I've not heard how this weekends hut meet went but if you were there I hope you had a great time. I did     see a picture of a sunny belay at the top of Dream of White Horse posted on Facebook so perhaps there was some adventures afoot (well done Derek).

Whilst we're on the subject of the hut, a page from the old website that I'd been meaning to copy across to our new website is now available. This page details various walks/runs that can be done from our club hut, check it out.

You won't be hearing from me for a while now as I'll be off in India for some trekking. My next update will likely be in mid September. So in the meantime don't forget all the club meets are on the website and we've had some brilliant times already this year so make sure you get involved and share in the fun. Tuesday bouldering will be running as always and I'm hoping Andy Railton and Brian Quinn will keep the Thursday climbing scene active as the evenings start to draw in.

Have a good few weeks!

Andy

Bowline CC - Head to the hut

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 31st July 2017 @ 7:16pm

Hi All,

We had a cracking days climbing on Saturday at Bamford Edge. Despite the wind plenty of top 50 and 3 star climbs were done at one of the lesser known gems of the Peak District, in my opinion. Some Bowliners were out at Stanage on the same day, and also I hear tales of adventure from the alps too. Next time any of you see Simon Perry, be sure to enquire about his experiences with abseiling back down alpine routes.

The next couple of weekends we are heading to our lovely club hut so why not join us? There is our Summer family meet this coming weekend with still a few spaces left (note these meets are open to all club members, not just those with children). And the following weekend it's our "Climbing all the things" meet where we'll be aiming to do, you guessed it, lots of climbing (and post climbing socialising of course)!

And finally just one more reminder to about the BMC undertaking an organisational review. This is an important opportunity to make your voice heard so please take a moment to fill in the anonymous survey - https://www.warpsurveys.com/bmc?type=020.

Enjoy your week everyone!

Andy

Peak district climbing

  • Saturday, 29th July 2017 at 10am
    Location: Bamford Edge

    We're heading to the Peak District this Saturday. Target is Bamford Edge depending on the…

    • 5 people attended

Bowline CC - Make your voice heard

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 @ 11:03pm

Hey Bowliners,

Looks like the Alpine season is in full swing with various Bowliners out in the mountains and valleys having some pretty awesome adventures judging by the posts on various people Facebook pages. It's making me slightly envious but only a little bit as it's only a few weeks until I'll be off trekking in the Indian Himalayas. But before that I'll be looking to get lots of climbing in here while the sun shines and with that in mind I'll be at Markfield Quarry this Thursday and also hopefully out in the Peak District Saturday (watch out for an invite soon as the forecast is a bit clearer).

As I've mentioned before the BMC is undertaking an organisational review and the team heading the review are asking all members for their views. This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard so please take a moment to fill in this anonymous survey - https://www.warpsurveys.com/bmc?type=020.

Don't forget our next club hut weekend is coming up on the Weekend of 12th/13th August. Get your places booked before there all gone!

Have a great week!

Andy

Thursday climbing @ Markfield Quarry

  • Thursday, 27th July 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Markfield Quarry, nr Leicester

    This week we'll keep it local at Markfield Quarry from 6:00pm. Will be bringing a bouldering…

    • 1 person attended

BMC Midlands area meeting

  • Wednesday, 6th September 2017 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come along to our next gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers, and get involved with the…

Bowline CC - Superb Snowdonian Summer Bowline Barbie!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 @ 12:48am

Hey Bowliners,

Did we have a good time at the hut for our BBQ meet? I'll let Andy Richards mini meet report do the talking:

"Climbing started @ Holyhead in dense supernatural sea mist, with the boat horns sounding. Andy Potter led Harper n Ruth up Black n Tan, then Bruvers, which everyone loved. I took new member Luke up Tension and there was plenty of that in the air when a bush nearly swallowed Luke whole. 

Sunday we headed down to Costa Del Tremadog in glorious sunshine Zoe Pickering took Lizzy Jones n Luke up PNP. I ticked Scratch in fine style, Andy Harper lead and loved the best pitch of PNP. And Mr Potter ticked off the lovely but bold n airy Micah Eliminate. I wonder if one of those tiny new cams got placed? (Ed: yes it did) 

Graham and Yvonne Alexander (currently MIA with the Chocolate cake!), last seen drinking tea at Eric's! Mmmmm."

Fancy getting out to the the mountains for a walk but don't fancy driving all that way yourself. Well then why not meet up the West Bromwich Mountaineering Club who will be holding their next monthly coach meet on Sunday 13th August 2017 heading to the Berwyns. Bowline members are welcome to attend this event. The Luxury coach will depart Edward Street Car Park West Bromwich (postcode B70 8HU) at 07.00am promptly, there is free car parking on a Sunday, leave the car, sit back and relax. 

There will be 2 drop offs at Llangynog and Milltir Gerrig with the pick up later in the day at Llangynog. Coach will arrive back in the Midlands at around 21.30 hours. Anyone unsure of navigating in the hills? No worries join some of experienced members on a led walk. Prices to guests is £22 and under 16s and full time students £8.00, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To book on the coach, contact the WBMC coach secretary Nigel Tarr on 07703345.

Enjoy our ever popular bouldering evening this Tuesday at The Climbing Station. And also come out for some evening trad this Thursday day evening at Turningstone Edge near Matlock.

Andy

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