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

  • Run Rabbit 100 Steamboat Springs Colorado 16th September 2016 - I headed over to Steamboat Springs Colorado for a new adventure in trail running. This is not a race on most Ultra Trail runners list, but I had thought over winter about getting out there or Lake Tahoe. In the end I summed up the courage to enter Run Rabbit 100…
  • Smithy Easter Meet 2017 - The weather was mixed over the weekend, wind rain and sun in various quantities. On Friday it pored down when the rain abated Peter Haigh walked from Grasmere back to the hut via Dunmail raise. The Ospreys are back...
  • Gritstone Winter Smithy Meet 17 – 19 Feb 17 - The majority of the attendees started arriving on Friday afternoon, but sadly none had brought with them any weather forecasts other than utterly abysmal! However, a merry evening was had in the Smithy with the woodburner lit discussing.......
  • Torridon Winter Meet 2017 - The Gritstone Club had arranged accommodation at The Log House on the Damph Estate for 14 people. 12 people arrived during Sunday. The sunset that evening was spectacular! A good omen? The three big ridges.....
  • A snowy weekend in the Lakes (18-20 November) - This impromptu meet at the Smithy was threatened with mixed weather (the MWIS forecast was 'appalling') which did not deter those present from venturing out.......

  • 28 June 2017 18:30Troller's Gill / Craven Arms
  • 28 June 2017 19:30Craven Arms, Appletreewick
  • 30 June 2017North Yorkshire Dales Meet - Weardale
  • 05 July 2017 16:30Chevin Buttress / Manor House
  • 05 July 2017 19:30Listers Arms, Malham
  • 12 July 2017 18:30Eastby / Elm Tree, Embsay
  • 12 July 2017 19:30Elm Tree
  • 14 July 2017Smithy Fred Whitton Challenge ***date likely to change***
  • 19 July 2017 18:30Almscliff / Hunters Inn
  • 19 July 2017 19:30Cat i'th Well
  • 26 July 2017 18:30Brimham / Royal oak
  • 26 July 2017 19:30Royal Oak, Dacre
  • 28 July 2017Ribblehead to The Smithy
  • 02 August 2017 18:30Ilkley / The Hermit
  • 02 August 2017 19:30The Hermit, Burley-in-Wharfedale
  • 09 August 2017 18:30Earl Crag / White Lion
  • 09 August 2017 19:30White Lion, Kildwick
  • 10 August 2017Snowdonia Meet
  • 11 August 2017Smithy - Family meet
  • 16 August 2017 18:00Bridestones / Stubbing Wharfe, Hebden Bridge
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