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)

November 2017
Saturday 18th
7pm The Bowline annual dinner
Tuesday 21st
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 22nd
8pm BMC Midlands area - AGM and Organisational Review discussion
Thursday 23rd
6:30pm Roped Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 28th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 29th
7:30pm Club committee meeting
Thursday 30th
6:30pm Roped Climbing @ The Tower
December 2017
Sunday 3rd
10am Chairmans walk and lunch
Tuesday 5th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Wednesday 6th
7:30pm Club slideshow
Thursday 7th
6:30pm Roped Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 12th
7pm Christmas bouldering competition
Thursday 14th
6:30pm Roped Climbing @ The Tower
Tuesday 19th
6pm Bouldering @ The Climbing Station
Thursday 21st
6:30pm Roped Climbing @ The Tower
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
February 2018
Sunday 4th
10am Charnwood Hills Race 2018
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
June 2018
Saturday 30th
9am Saunders Mountain Marathon
July 2018
Sunday 1st
... Saunders Mountain Marathon

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.


Bowline Climbing Club

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