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

  • 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
  • Midsummer Meet 23 – 25 June at The Smithy - On Saturday, Andy and David drove over to the fastest drying crag that came to mind, namely Raven Langdale. The rest of the party had beautiful walk over Rannerdale Knotts beside Crummock Water.
  • Fairy Cave & Northern Dales Meet - Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and campsite at Nenthead was the venue and provided excellent modern facilities.  Saturday saw the 4 cavers enjoy a 6 hour trip up the very long and wet but beautiful Fairy Hole Cave in Weardale
  • Montenegro 7 – 21 June 2017 - Where’s that I hear you ask! It is a country, which was formerly a state in the old Yugoslavia, bordering on Albania to the south. Montenegro is a very mountainous country and generally of limestone with deep river gorges. The group comprised Ian Hargreaves, John Ward, John Anderson, Carol Petifar, Andrew Dyson and myself. Note ...
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 04 August 2017Smithy family meet
  • 09 August 2017 18:30Earl Crag / White Lion
  • 09 August 2017 19:30White Lion, Kildwick
  • 10 August 2017Snowdonia Meet
  • 16 August 2017 18:00Bridestones / Stubbing Wharfe, Hebden Bridge
  • 16 August 2017 19:30Stubbing Wharfe, Hebden Bridge
  • 18 August 2017Smithy Meet/ Fred Whitton Ride
  • 21 August 2017Ribblehead booking Dennis Beard+3
  • 23 August 2017 18:30Almscliff / Hunters Inn
  • 23 August 2017 19:30The Crown, Wetherby
  • 30 August 2017 18:30Shipley Glen / Bull's Head
  • 30 August 2017 19:00Robin Hood, Pecket Well
  • 01 September 2017Smithy booking Craven MC
  • 06 September 2017 18:00Woodhouse / Big six
  • 06 September 2017 19:30Big Six
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