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


TRIP PLANNING – Contact Pete Barrans if you want to know about or organise a meet.  The regular climbers are  now organising the detail of local climbing meets via a private Facebook group. Contact Dan Ambler if you want to participate. See meets calendar for full information 

  • 19 January 2017 19:30Annual General Meeting
  • 20 January 2017Smithy Booking Craven M. C.
  • 24 January 2017Walk Top of Holme valley
  • 25 January 2017 18:30Evening indoor climbing
  • 25 January 2017 19:30Sair Inn, Linthwaite, Huddersfield
  • 27 January 2017Smithy Winter Meet I
  • 01 February 2017 18:30Evening indoor climbing
  • 01 February 2017 19:30The Hermit, Burley-in-Wharfedale
  • 08 February 2017 18:30Evening indoor climbing
  • 08 February 2017 19:30The Robin Hood, Crag Vale
  • 15 February 2017 18:30Evening indoor climbing
  • 15 February 2017 19:30Kings Arms Heath
  • 17 February 2017Smithy Winter Meet II
  • 22 February 2017 18:30Evening indoor climbing
  • 22 February 2017 19:30The Spring Rock, Norland
  • 01 March 2017 18:30Evening indoor climbing
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