THE GRITSTONE CLUB  was founded in 1922 to encourage pursuits of mountaineering, rock climbing, hill walking, potholing and skiing. Many of our members live near Leeds, Bradford, and other conurbations in our region so meeting for trips is easy. We hold regular weekend and mid week meets throughout the year, plus well positioned club huts in the Lake District and in the Yorkshire Dales. Regular meets internationally each year are also feature.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME - Expert or beginner – join us on any of listed meets at weekends, indoor climbing, walking, etc to suit your interests. Contact us.

THINKING OF CLIMBING OUTDOORS? – If you have progressed and started to develop your climbing skills indoors and are looking to take the next step into the great outdoors it would be really good to hear from you.  Here is Collection of articles on climbing background, equipment and skills for you to explore. We can help you understand the practical application, the joys, the freedom, and experience the true adventure and pleasure of climbing with friends and trusted partners.


This is the primary listing of meet reports, journal articles, etc. If you would like to see items included contact a member of the committee who will  be able to help. Full listing

  • Peter Sugden – Obituary and Funeral - See link for obituary. His funeral will be held at Grenoside Crematorium, Sheffield, on Wednesday 4th February at 2:00 pm & afterwards at Cubley Hall, Penistone. Please let Andy Causer know if you are able to come.
  • 2015 Forthcoming Meets - Please see the Meets Calendar for details, and contact the coordinators if you are interested in taking part.
  • First Ascent on Hagshu - More than 20 years after first setting eyes on the peak & noting its potential objective, Mick Fowler & Paul Ramsden have succeeded on first ascent of north east face of Hagshu.
  • Paul Ramsden to attempt North face Kishtwar - Paul Ramsden will set off with Mick Fowler in mid-September to attempt first ascent of north face of Hagshu (6,515m) in East Kishtwar region of Indian Himalaya.
  • Western Cape a climbers paradise - The Western Cape is a climber’s paradise. There is world class bouldering, sport climbing, trad, & big wall opportunities within 5 hours drive from Cape Town.
  • We went in search of Trolls, the Great White Silence and Norwegian Stoves - Where better to prepare for a week’s Norwegian Ski Touring than icy Scotland?

  • 19 March 2015Norway ski-touring DATES TBC
  • 27 March 2015Smithy Maintenance Meet
  • 31 March 2015Walk - Colne valley
  • 01 April 2015Almscliff, Hunters
  • 01 April 2015 19:30The Turkey, Goose Eye
  • 03 April 2015Smithy Booking Tim Elliot +4/6
  • 07 April 2015Haute Provence climbing/walking
  • 08 April 2015Caley, Dyneley arms
  • 08 April 2015 17:30Dyneley Arms
  • 14 April 2015Walk
  • 15 April 2015Shipley Glen
  • 15 April 2015 17:30Listers Arms, Malham
  • 17 April 2015Pinnacle Club Booking Smithy
  • 17 April 2015Ribblehead maintenance meet
  • 22 April 2015Alscliff, Hunters
  • 22 April 2015 19:30Hunters Inn
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