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

  • 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.
  • Ultra Tour Monte Rosa - I have wanted to run The Monte Rosa as a 170km 12000m D+ race for three years now.  It began at 4 pm on Thursday 7th September, starting in Grachen (Switzerland).
  • Annual Dinner 2017 - The Annual Dinner is to be held at The Black Horse in Grassington on the weekend of 6-8 October.   Menu: Carrot & coriander soup, home-made roll Chicken & duck spring roll with a soy mayonnaise Pan seared king scallops with cauliflower 3 ways oOo Pan fried salmon fillet, buttered new potatoes and baby vegetables ...
  • Smithy Family Meet 3 August – 6 August - There is a Family Meet from  Thursdat 3 August to Sunday 6 August. Please be aware that there will be a number of children at the Smithy!!!

  • 13 December 2017 19:30Gardners Arms, Bilton
  • 15 December 2017Smithy Meet
  • 19 December 2017Walk - Silkstone area
  • 20 December 2017 19:30The Robin Hood, Crag Vale
  • 22 December 2017Christmas Meet
  • 27 December 2017New Year Meet
  • 27 December 2017 19:30Greyhounds, Killinghall
  • 03 January 2018 19:30Brown Cow, Bingley
  • 26 January 2018Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 27 January 2018Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 28 January 2018Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 02 February 2018Smithy Winter Meet I
  • 16 February 2018Smithy Winter Meet II
  • 10 March 2018Scottish Winter Meet - Newtonmore
  • 06 April 2018Ribblehead booking Tom Walker + 3
  • 16 May 2018Smithy booking Chris Ambler - Widdop Lads. TBC
  • 25 May 2018Smithy Family meet
  • 15 June 2018 18:00Duddon Valley
  • 05 October 201896 th Annual Dinner Meet
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