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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 - Pembroke was superb

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 28th May 2015 @ 12:24am

Hello Bowliners,

Gosh if I'd only known the amount of quality climbing in Pembroke I would probably have moved there. What a great place and a cracking weekend with a great turn-out, thanks to everyone that came along, a selection of the many super pictures are available on our Facebook page so you can get a feel for what is was like. Same again next year I think!

I've got a whole list of things to tell you about this week so I'll try and be quick; here we go:

  • Firstly a little reminder about the summer meal. Good to see people booking up already, make sure you get your place booked ASAP, check out the details on the website.
  • Due to the main interests for Tuesday nights being Bouldering and Cycling, we've decided to no longer do a running meet on a Tuesday evening for rest of this year.
  • Our man in Scotland, Masa Sakano, was in North Wales recently volunteering at the BMC Internnational meet. Masa has written a report to share with the club which you can read below.
  • Thanks to a grant from the BMC the club now has a light-weight back packing tent to add to our equipment for club members to borrow. If you want to make use of this or the other equipment the club owns contact Paul Parker (07866 987902).
  • For those of you interested in space science, club member Angeline Burrell is giving a presentation based on her research into Atmospheric Plasma. She would welcome lots of friendly faces on Monday 8th June at 7.30pm at the Firebug pub (1 Millstone Lane, Leicester LE1 5JN).  Here’s the website for the event:!about1/c4xz.
  • Last but not least on Wednesday 3rd June it is the BMC Midlands area meeting. Full details on our website.

Have a great week everybody!


Bowline CC - Pembroke... it's on!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 20th May 2015 @ 10:14pm

Hey Everyone,

I decided to send an email to you all as I've had several last minute attendee's for the Pembroke meet this weekend meaning we've got over 15 people going which is great, more the merrier. The weather is looking reasonable and everyone seems keen to go for it so got for it we shall!

We will be camping at St Petrocs Campsite where you cannot book in advance so you will need to pay when you get there. The campsite's pricing system means it is more cost effective to share tents as a four man tent is cheaper (per person) than two 2 man tents. Doesn't mean we have to share tents but if you are keen to share let me know and I can put you in touch with like minded individuals.

And whilst we are on the subject of sharing, it is a long way to Pembrokeshire so it definitely makes sense to share lifts. If you are going and would like to share lifts or can offer a space for someone to travel with you please let me (Andy Potter) know and I will put you in touch with others looking to share.

As always just drop me an email ( or give me a call (07796 220055) if you've got any questions, otherwise I look forward to seeing you there on Friday night!

Kind regards, Andy

Bowline CC - Pembroke and Party

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 19th May 2015 @ 4:54pm

Hello Bowliners,

Hopefully you've all received my invitation to our SUMMER MEAL at the end of June. This our premier social event of the summer and this year we are going back to a fantastic venue where we've previously had great times. I'm looking forward to enjoying the weekend with as many of you as we can squeeze in so get your places booked NOW!!!

Talking of exciting meets we have our Pembrokeshire sea cliff climbing meet this coming weekend. If you haven't already let me know that you're interested please do so straight away. I'm waiting to see the forecast for the weekend and will be in touch with those who are attending to make plans tomorrow evening (Wednesday).

And mentioning Pembrokeshire one of our prospective members, Neil Partridge, has ended up with two copies of the Pembrokeshire guide. If anyone at the club would be open to a swap preferably Llanberis slate guide (or anything other than: peak limestone, eastern grit, North wales climbs,  myrionnydd) even if it's dog eared and battered then let me know and I will put you in touch with Neil.

Don't forget we have Tuesday activities this evening, and climbing at Wildcat on Thursday!

Have a great week :)


Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 21st May 2015 at 6pm
    Location: Wild cat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    The evenings are getting longer, hurrah! This means we can venture a little further afield. So…

Summer meal weekend - Climbing, Walking, Cycling and PARTYING!!!

  • Friday, 26th June 2015 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 28th June
    Location: Timberlodge, Pinecroft, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3DP

    This is it everyone, the big meet of the summer, the one you've all been waiting for and…

BMC Midlands area meeting

  • Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 at 8pm
    Location: BEST WESTERN PLUS Manor Hotel, 127 Main Road, Meriden, West Midlands, CV7 7NH

    Come along to the quarterly gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers.  The evening includes a…

Bowline CC - Tickets for Doug Scott lecture

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 12th May 2015 @ 6:36pm

Hi Bowliners,

Bob Crosby has 2 free tickets for the Doug Scott lecture, on Thursday 14th May, in the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. The Theatre can re-print the tickets, with other names. If you want make use of these tickets get in touch with Bob (07934 475926).


Bowline CC - It's my birthday and I'll climb if I want to!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Tuesday, 12th May 2015 @ 2:59pm

Hello Everybody,

Hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend! I hear some people made it out for climbing in the Peak on Sunday. Certainly the weather at Birchen Edge was pretty OK!

This weekend is the closest to my birthday so I'm hoping you'll be able to join me to help celebrate with a day of climbing at Gardom Edge on Saturday. We also have our usual Tuesday night selection of activities plus Thursday climbing at The Tower.

There is a club committee meeting coming up next Wednesday (20th May), 7:30pm at the Blackhorse Pub in Aylestone. As always all club members are welcome to attend!

Have a great week one and all,


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The Bowline Climbing Club Limited is a Mutual Society under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. Registered under No. 31545R at the Financial Services Authority.

Registered Office: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3NR.

What's happening?

May 2015
Friday 29th
6pm Zoe Pickerings birthday meet (club hut)
Saturday 30th
... Zoe Pickerings birthday meet (club hut)
Sunday 31st
... Zoe Pickerings birthday meet (club hut)
June 2015
Tuesday 2nd
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
7pm Tuesday Road Cycling
Wednesday 3rd
8pm BMC Midlands area meeting
Friday 5th
6pm Limestone sport for all (sport climbing in Portland)
Saturday 6th
... Limestone sport for all (sport climbing in Portland)
Sunday 7th
... Limestone sport for all (sport climbing in Portland)
Tuesday 9th
6pm Tuesday Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
7pm Tuesday Road Cycling
Friday 12th
TBD West Country MTB
Saturday 13th
TBD West Country MTB
Sunday 14th
TBD West Country MTB
Monday 15th
TBD West Country MTB
Friday 26th
6pm Summer meal weekend - Climbing, Walking, Cycling and PARTYING!!!
Saturday 27th
... Summer meal weekend - Climbing, Walking, Cycling and PARTYING!!!
Sunday 28th
... Summer meal weekend - Climbing, Walking, Cycling and PARTYING!!!
July 2015
Saturday 11th
9:30am Peak district weekend with BBQ and stay-over (Bamford) - NEW DATE!
Sunday 12th
... Peak district weekend with BBQ and stay-over (Bamford) - NEW DATE!
Friday 31st
6pm BBQ @ Brynrefail (club hut weekend)
August 2015
Saturday 1st
... BBQ @ Brynrefail (club hut weekend)
Sunday 2nd
... BBQ @ Brynrefail (club hut weekend)
Saturday 22nd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Sunday 23rd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Monday 24th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Tuesday 25th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Wednesday 26th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Thursday 27th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Friday 28th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Saturday 29th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Sunday 30th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Monday 31st
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
August 2015
Tuesday 1st
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Wednesday 2nd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Thursday 3rd
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Friday 4th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Saturday 5th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Sunday 6th
TBD Dolomites - Climbing/walking/cycling
Friday 11th
6pm Climbing/Walking/Cycling at The Club Hut
Saturday 12th
... Climbing/Walking/Cycling at The Club Hut
Sunday 13th
... Climbing/Walking/Cycling at The Club Hut
October 2015
Friday 9th
6pm Love the hut weekend
Saturday 10th
... Love the hut weekend
Sunday 11th
... Love the hut weekend

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