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.

 
 MEET REPORTS & ARTICLES

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

  • 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!!!
  • Duddon Valley – High Moss.  9 – 11 June - The Duddon really is a very pleasant and unspoilt valley with plenty of low level paths and access from High Moss to the hills and crags
 
NEXT FEW MEETS & Bookings

  • 15 October 2017Smithy booking Tom Rhodda 5 beds
  • 15 October 2017Smithy booking Roger Hobbs 2 places
  • 18 October 2017 19:00Sun Inn, Norwood
  • 20 October 2017Smithy Meet
  • 25 October 2017 19:30The Bridge, Ripponden
  • 29 October 2017Sue Vaughan LSCC 2 places Smithy
  • 01 November 2017 19:30The Royalty, Otley Chevin
  • 03 November 2017Ribblehead Bonfire Meet
  • 08 November 2017 19:30Sair Inn, Linthwaite, Huddersfield
  • 15 November 2017 19:30Dyneley Arms
  • 17 November 2017Smithy Meet
  • 22 November 2017 19:30The George, Cullingworth
  • 24 November 2017Nicky Jaquiery
  • 29 November 2017 19:30New Inn, Eccup
  • 01 December 2017Party Meet Lowstern Clapham
  • 06 December 2017 19:30The Greyhound, Saxton
  • 13 December 2017 19:30Gardners Arms, Bilton
  • 15 December 2017Smithy Meet
  • 20 December 2017 19:30The Robin Hood, Crag Vale
  • 22 December 2017Christmas Meet
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