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 – 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. Meets are still included in the website calendar – you can continue to contact meet leaders in the normal way 

  • 28 July 2016Roger Hobbs 2 places Smithy
  • 29 July 2016Ribblehead booking Mark Fairclough + 2
  • 03 August 2016 17:30White Lion, Kildwick
  • 03 August 2016 18:30Earl Crag / White Lion
  • 07 August 2016Sunday Climbing
  • 10 August 2016 18:00Bridestones / Stubbing Wharfe, Hebden Bridge
  • 10 August 2016 19:30Stubbing Wharfe, Hebden Bridge
  • 11 August 2016Welsh Meet
  • 13 August 2016Ribblehead booking John Ward 6 places
  • 15 August 2016Ribblehead booking Dennis Beard+3
  • 17 August 2016 18:30Caley Crag / Dyneley Arms
  • 17 August 2016 19:30The Crown, Wetherby
  • 24 August 2016 18:30Almscliff / Hunters Inn
  • 24 August 2016 19:00Robin Hood, Pecket Well
  • 25 August 2016A&B Causer +2 Smithy upper bunkroom
  • 26 August 2016 15:00Howgills area ** note this is a new venue and dates
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