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
- Huts Usage Update - The Governmemt has agreed to relax the rules regarding social distancing and mixing with people from 17 May 2021.........
- Ribblehead Maintenance Meet - Repair sills of frames of opening windows.2. Repair gas lighting fitting near bunks.3. Service multifuel stove.4. Re-fix mirror in washroom.5.....
- Brian Melia completes epic run - https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2021/05/05/brian-melia-completes-continuous-run-of-wainwrights-a-pennine-journey
- Help Save Outdoor Education - Dear Gritstone Club, I am contacting you to ask whether your club and its members would be willing to support the #saveoutdoored campaign? Outdoor education centres around the UK are facing an existential threat due to the pandemic;
- October 2020 Newsletter - Link to October Newsletter