Just a quick update this week!
Tuesdays are back! We are allowed to meet at the Station again now, so the regular club meet is back - and if you need an added incentive, this week we are heading for a beer afterwards at the Quorndon Fox in Quorn! We'll be at the Station from around 7pm, so get booked in on their website and we'll see you there!
Thursday - bouldering and rubbish! - This week we are back at Cademan (and the forecast is much better) - come along for a boulder. We will also be heading into Grace Dieu Woods (adjacent and identified by our own BMC local access rep as being in need of some TLC) for a quick crag clean up - bring your own thick gloves, we will have some litter pickers and bags for you to use :-)
This weekend - We are so excited about this bank holiday as there's lots to look forward to! There will be climbing on Saturday - keep an eye on the WhatsApp climbing group for a venue and if you haven't already signed up to the WhatsApp give me a shout with your number and I will add you in. Then on Sunday 30 May there will be the eagerly anticipated Chairman's Walk - there is a good crowd going and Mr Potter has some excellent adventures planned, so we look forward to seeing you there! Watch this space for details of where and when to meet and what the route is!!
Exciting Hut news!! - although we still can't have more than one household staying at the hut, guidance has been relaxed to say that we only need to leave 48 hours between bookings. This means that you can extend your stay if you wish, to arrive after midday on a Thursday, and depart before midday on the following Tuesday. Sadly, we still can't open for multiple occupancy or allow mid week stays as yet, but as soon as this becomes possible we will.
Finally, just a reminder about our Burbage meet on 6th June - come along and join us for a fun day that is open to all levels of experience and both members and non members. There will be bouldering and roped climbing and the meet is also family friendly so bring the kids along and get them started on the children's bouldering circuit at Burbage North! We'll have a beer afterwards as well.
Well that was a bit of a wet one! Not sure there is much to report in terms of the week's activities - good use was made of the Climbing Station in Loughborough and other members made a quick dash out to Cademan to bag some routes. The rest of us drank a lot of tea!
Hotly anticipated is our new website which should be going live very soon now, with some exciting new features! Watch this space for more information....:-)
THIS WEEK'S MICRO MEET - Thursday at Cademan Woods (after getting rained off last week we are going to give it another go!) Please email Mike the Meetsec on email@example.com to book onto this meet.
OTHER MEETS (to book a place on any of the meets below, email Mike - firstname.lastname@example.org) 25-27th June - still only 2 spaces left on the North Lee’s camping meet. This meet really caters to everyone with its location (right underneath Stanage) and what’s on offer in the vicinity. At only £7.50 a night what are you waiting for? 30th May - The Chairman’s Walk is less than a month away and it really isn’t one to miss. Thinking slightly ahead there are also the two meets in the Lake District: 13-15th August - the Coniston Coppermines MTB meet is starting to fill up with 13 booked on so far. There are XXXXX spaces, and at XXXX per night for accomodation in a truly amazing hut, with mountain biking, climbing and walking right from the doorstep, it would be a shame to miss out! 27-30th August - Bank Holiday!!! We are booked into the Bowderstone Hut, with some fantastic climbing right on the doorstep. There are 11 spaces left and at £25 per head for the entire weekend this is a bargainous trip! With the exception of the Chairman's Walk, your space will only be confirmed on the above meets when you hand over hard cash, so here are the bank details to help you do that. Please use your name and the meet name as a reference. Bank Details are as follows: Sort Code: 30-95-47 Account number 16098368 29 May - Climbing in the Peak District 06 November - 70th Anniversary Chairman's Walk and Annual Dinner, Hartington 07 December - Bouldering Competition at the Climbing Station
Despite the slightly dodgy weather, a good weekend seems to have been had all round, with a speedy decision to pick a dry spell and grab a session at Bamford Edge by some, some indoor route resets in the Attic of Pain, and good use being made of Redpoint and Warwick climbing walls, as well as, of course, the Station. Head over to Facebook or Instagram to check out some photos of member's adventures and don't forget to like and follow - both accounts are really helping to spread the name of the Bowline and our followers are growing, particularly with Instagram! Also don't forget that we have a really active Whatsapp group for climbing trips if you are looking to share an adventure - if you aren't already signed up, drop me a message on 07376 629180 and I'll add you in (we have one for mountain biking, too!).
TUESDAY'S ARE BACK!!! With the easing of restrictions from tomorrow, we can now socialise on our regular Tuesday night meet at The Climbing Station! People are already booked in from around 19.00 - grab a slot and come see us! This will now be a regular weekly meet for us :-)
THIS WEEK'S MICRO MEET - We don't have a leader or a venue for this week's micro meet yet - if you fancy getting out this week, please drop a message in the aforementioned Whatsapp group.
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! - we are organising a crag litter pick at three areas which have been identified by Andy Harper (local BMC access rep) as being in need of some TLC. The dates will be Thursday 27 May (Grace Dieu Woods) and 10 June (Markfield and Craig Buddon), and we will aim to climb locally on both occasions, as well as go for a well earned pint afterwards.
OTHER MEETS (to book a place on any of the meets below, email Mike - email@example.com) - and if payment is required please secure your place by transferring the appropriate amount to the club bank account - details below. Please use your name and the meet name as a reference. Bank Details are as follows: Sort Code: 30-95-47 Account number 16098368 30th May - The Chairman’s Walk is less than a month away and it really isn’t one to miss. Book a space on this to join in on a varied walk through the Dark and White Peak, with bouldering and pub stops! 06 June - Family friendly open meet with bouldering and roped climbing at Burbage North/Burbage South boulders 11 - 13 June - North Lee’s camping meet - lots to do here, with a prime location right underneath Stanage 26 June - Summer BBQ at Carsington Water after a day full of climbing, biking, walking - whatever takes your fancy! 13-15th August - the Coniston Coppermines MTB meet is starting to fill up with 13 booked on so far. Grab a space in this amazing hut - due to our reciprocal arrangement with Barrow the accommodation will only set you back £10 in a truly amazing hut, with mountain biking, climbing and walking right from the doorstep. It would be a shame to miss out! 27-30th August - Bank Holiday!!! We are booked into the Bowderstone Hut, with some fantastic climbing right on the doorstep. There are 11 spaces left and at £25 per head for the entire weekend this is a bargainous trip! 06 November - 70th Anniversary Chairman's Walk and Annual Dinner, Hartington 07 December - Bouldering Competition at the Climbing Station