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.

RUNNING A MEET? – Members are encouraged to organise and host meets. They can be single activity (climbing walking etc) or multiple activity and can be run from one of our own club huts or another venue of your choosing. Some people even like camping! They are an opportunity to meet other members and try something different. For more tips and ideas go the Running a meet page  and contact the meets sec with your dates and ideas.


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

  • December 2018 Newsletter - Click on link to open
  • October 2018 Newsletter - Click on link to open
  • Smithy Porch Extension Drawings - The proposed drawings for the porch extension are listed below. Click on the link to view the drawing   02 Rev A Proposed Plans and Site Plan 03 Rev A Proposed Elevations and Section
  • 96th Annual Dinner Meet, Grassington 2018 - This years dinner meet was once again held at Grassington. 18 people took advantage of the excellent accommodation offered at the Grassington Bunk Barn, but numbers were severely down on the previous year. Dennis Chapman herded a team of volunteers to produce a fine, 3 course communal meal, which was greatly appreciated by all. Luke ...
  • Meet Report: - Stunningly beautiful in its bleakness, the Upper Coquet valley is one of the most remote parts of Northumberland - Barrowburn nestles beneath the imposing flanks of Shillhope Law, in the Northumberland National Park.

  • 23 January 2019 19:30White Lion, Kildwick
  • 25 January 2019Smithy Winter Meet 1
  • 29 January 201910.00 Walk - Langdale Pikes
  • 30 January 201910.00 Walk - Wetherlam
  • 30 January 2019 19:30Harewood Arms, Follifoot
  • 06 February 2019 19:30White Lion Heptonstall
  • 13 February 2019 19:30Old White Beare, Norwood Green
  • 15 February 2019Smithy Winter Meet 2
  • 19 February 2019Walk - TBA
  • 20 February 2019 19:30The Lamb, Leeming
  • 27 February 2019 19:30The Clarendon Inn, Hebden
  • 06 March 2019 19:30The Royalty, Otley Chevin
  • 12 March 2019Walk - Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale
  • 13 March 2019 19:30New Inn, Eccup
  • 16 March 2019Scottish Winter Meet - Killin
  • 20 March 2019 19:00Sun Inn, Norwood
  • 22 March 2019Smithy Meet
  • 27 March 2019 19:30Railway, Rodley
  • 30 March 2019Sun Rock - Finale Italy
  • 03 April 2019 19:30Elm Tree
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