About the club

The Bowline Climbing Club is an active and friendly Leicester based club with a rich history. We holds regular meets throughout the UK and further afield. As well as rock climbing and mountaineering, club members participate in many other outdoor activities. Club members also have access to our very own club hut in the beautiful Snowdonia national park.

Most weekends club members go climbing in the Peak or go away for a meet. We also meet locally on Tuesday evenings for Bouldering at the The Climbing Station in Loughborough. Plus Thursday evenings for Climbing either at The Tower climbing wall in Leicester, or outdoors if the weather is good and the evening light enough.

Why not come along to one of our meets and find out more, contact Zoe Pickering (07709 337976).

Joining the club

We are always keen to welcome new members to the club. As well as directly supporting the club, members enjoy a discounted rate at our club hut in Snowdonia, reciprocal use of the Barrow Mountaineering Club hut in the Lake District, access to the clubs supply of equipment, access to training courses organised by the club, and the benefits of membership of the British Mountaineering Council (see below). 

The best way to see if you'd like to join is to get in touch and come along to meet us at one of our regular weekly meets. If you decide to join, and we hope you will, associate membership of the club is £23 (reduced to £17.50 if joining between July and December). Joint associate membership for a couple is £40 (reduced to £30 if joining between July and December). Details of how to apply for associate membership can be found on the application form which can be downloaded here.

If you are an existing member of a club affiliated to the BMC you can join as a full club member. Full membership is £23.00 per year (if paid by BACS, otherwise £25 if paid by cash/cheque/PayPal) and couples may join as joint members at £40 per year (if paid by BACS, otherwise £42 if paid by cash/cheque/PayPal). The full membership form can be downloaded here.

BMC Affiliated Club

As a club we are affiliated club to the BMC (British Mountaineering Council). As a member of the Bowline Climbing club you are also enrolled as a 'club member' to the BMC. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the national representative body for England and Wales that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers. 

Some of the benefits of being a club member of the BMC include:

  • You are insured with up to £10m worth of Civil liability cover. Civil liability is if for example; you dislodge a rock onto someone and they sustain injuries, you are covered. This is not personal accident insurance (you can get that cover by upgrading to a full member of the BMC).
  • Access is subsidised outdoor training courses. 
  • 10% discounts at outdoor shops when you show your membership card.
  • Discounts off BMC publications i.e. maps and guidebooks.
  • Discount cards are available for using Alpine huts.

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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