Would you like to join?
The Club caters for all, young and old, expert and novice, and we boast a broad range of interests and experience. You are welcome to join us.
To find out more about becoming a member look at our membership pages or contact our New Member Co-ordinators Dave & Audrey Girt, using the form on the contact page.
Mid Week Lunch Meet - Tuesday 10th October, 12 noon
Woodside Carvery, Horsforth
Members past and present, guests and web behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
2017 Photo Competition
The Photo Competition for this year is on Thursday 12th October. 19:45 for a 20:00 start.
The venue will be at Thornfield House (Masonic Hall), Bruntcliffe Rd, Morley, Leeds LS27 0QG
LW SMITH TROPHY Best 3 photos
DAVE STOTT TROPHY Single Best Mountain Landscape
GOLDEN PEG TROPHY Single Best Climbing
HUMOUR Most Humorous photo
JUNIOR SECTION Single photo under 16's
ERNEST SHEPHERD TROPHY Print of Scene or Activity
For Rules and other details of the competition Click Here
Outdoor Climbing Meets
As you may be aware we have been running a very successful climbing programme this year. We have seen complete beginners now starting their first outdoor lead climbs and the experienced members have managed to push their grades up. We've visited some fantastic crags already and had some excellent social gatherings.
New climbers are always more than welcome to join us even if it's just to try it out. As you will see there's still plenty of chances to join us before the winter takes us back indoors.
The Next few outdoors meets will be as follows:
- Tuesday 22nd August Almscliff Crag at 6pm
- Sunday 3rd September Walking and climbing meet at Feizor at 10am
- Wednesday 6th September Hetchell Crag near Leeds at 6pm
- Wednesday 13th September Wharncliffe Crag near Sheffield at 6pm
- Wednesday 20th September Woodhouse Scar near Halifax at 6pm
- Wednesday 27th September Pule Hill, Near Huddersfield at 6pm
- Sunday 1st October walking and climbing meet at Brimham Rocks at 10am
- Wednesday 25th October at Almscliff Crag at 6pm
Equipment (except climbing shoes) can be provided by the club and there will be experienced club climbers on hand to offer advice and tips.(If you intend to come and need to borrow kit please let me know in advance)
We aim to cater for all climbing levels and ages at the meets so don't worry if you haven't done it before. We are a very sociable group and will more than likely be going for a glass of local brew afterwards.
If we are beaten by the weather then we will still meet but it will be at Leeds Wall for indoor climbing
As with most of our meets car sharing is encouraged and can usually be arranged so please ask.
For any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Carter
We look forward to seeing you even if it's just for one of the days
September Meet October Social Event
WEEKEND WALKING MEET - MEUGHER
SUNDAY17th SEPTEMBER 2017
Time: 09:45 for 10:00am
Start: Yarnbury hamlet on Moor Lane north of Grassington GR - SE014659
Distance: About 9 miles (15km)
Ascent: 1150ft (350m)
Terrain: Paths, tracks & open moorland.
Meet coordinator is Dave Girt
Start Time 10.00 hours
Start is at the hamlet of Yarnbury north of Grassington. The route takes in the ruins of Gill House, Mossdale Scar Monument, Priests Tarn, Mossdale, Sandy Gate col, to the little visited summit of Meugher, and back via the extensive Grassington lead mines area. Timing is difficult to predict: depends on weather, terrain (much is off footpaths), and size and content of party, and time spent enjoying the points of interest, but about 9’ish miles should take no more than 5-6 hours altogether.
Please ensure you bring waterproofs and warm clothing for a day in the hills and wear walking boots/shoes. Also bring food and drink for the day.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Dave or in his absence the Meets Secretary - Graham Willis.
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival
Saturday 21st October at 13.00 hours
A few people have mentioned having a bit of a social gathering recently. A chance to let our hair down and have a bit of fun away from the mountains and crags.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Beer and Music festival is a fantastic day out. If you've never done it before it's well worth it.
The plan is to meet at Keighley station grab a beer or two, or three and watch some fantastic live music before getting on the steam train to Oxenhope where there's more live music and lots and lots of beer and fantastic food stalls.
And when we've had enough get the train back to Keighley.
There is a fee for the train (£11) and obviously the beer! New and old members are very welcome to join us.
The station at Keighley can be easily reached from Leeds, Bradford so no need to bring the car.
Please get in touch with Jonathan Carter if you want any further information