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. Full listing

  • Grits Party Meet weekend 7-9 December 2018 - Yes, it’s that time of the year…Christmas 2018 is already approaching, just as you are finishing last year’s mince pies! Dennis Chapman looking to book the Bishopdale Bunkhouse, Thoralby, Bishopdale, North Yorkshire ( for the above weekend but before doing so and in view of the cost would welcome an indication of numbers likely to ...
  • Smithy Winter Meet 2 : 16 – 18 February 2018 - Please note that the above meet is being coordinated by Nigel Calaghan. Nigel has offered to provide a meal on Saturday evening – please let him know if you intend to attend the meet and if you would like a meal on the Saturday evening. Also please advise him of any special dietary requirements. Contact ...
  • Jack Bloor Moor Races – 8 May 2018 - Welcome to the Jack Bloor Races and Fund Ilkley Moor Next Race: Tuesday 8th May 2018 All profits from the Jack Bloor Races go to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund, which awards grants to those who want to improve their physical and/or technical skills in any recognised outdoor sport. More info here
  • Gritstone Club 95th Annual Dinner Meet, October 2017 - Accommodation was secured at the Grassington Bunk Barn for the weekend. The accommodation was excellent. The only draw back is the location which is about a mile up a rather steep hill to the north of Grassington towards Yarnbury. 28 slept there on Friday night and 34 (the maximum) on Saturday night. Dennis, Susan, Andrew, ...
  • Grande Traversata delle Alpe (GTA) - With 9 days walking planned at the beginning of September we met up at Quincinetto which is in the Aosta Valley in the Piedmont region of Italy.

  • 23 January 2018Walk - Yorkshire Wolds
  • 24 January 2018 18:30Evening Climbing
  • 24 January 2018 19:30Harewood Arms, Follifoot
  • 26 January 2018Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 27 January 2018Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 28 January 2018Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 31 January 2018 18:30Evening Climbing
  • 31 January 2018 19:30Myrtle Tavern, Meanwood
  • 02 February 2018Smithy Winter Meet I - NO VACANCES
  • 06 February 2018Walk - Calderdale
  • 07 February 2018 18:30Evening Climbing
  • 07 February 2018 19:30Fleece, Haworth
  • 14 February 2018 18:30Evening Climbing
  • 14 February 2018 19:30Devonshire Arms, Cracoe
  • 16 February 2018Smithy Winter Meet II
  • 20 February 2018Walk
  • 21 February 2018 18:30Evening Climbing
  • 21 February 2018 19:30Woolpack, Esholt
  • 27 February 2018Antalya rock, Turkey
  • 28 February 2018 18:30Evening Climbing
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