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

  • Hot Rock 7 – 14 April 2015, Roquebrun, Languedoc - The climbing, the walking, the accommodation and the weather were spot on.
  • 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.

  • 23 May 2015Scottish Spring Bank Camping meet - Arran
  • 25 May 2015 18:00RAF Booking Smithy
  • 30 May 2015Ribblehead booking Mike Wood+5
  • 03 June 2015Wetherby Crag
  • 03 June 2015 19:30The Crown, Wetherby
  • 04 June 2015 15:00Ribblehead booking. Andy Scott (RC) 6 adults
  • 05 June 2015The Billy Bland Challenge
  • 10 June 2015Almscliff Crag
  • 10 June 2015 10:00Haworth Hobble
  • 10 June 2015 19:30Hunters Inn
  • 11 June 2015Ribblehead booking A Nicholson + 1
  • 12 June 2015Booking Oread M.C. Smithy
  • 17 June 2015Heptonstall, Cross Inn
  • 17 June 2015Heptonstall Crag
  • 19 June 2015Smithy Midsummer meet
  • 24 June 2015Widdop
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