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57h adventure: Go Rock Climbing in the Gunks!

Shawangunk Mountains, NY

Go Rock Climbing in the Gunks!

Price range

from $160

Skill level

Any level

Group size

1 - 4 people

Spend a day climbing the Gunks. Your way

This program is yours to customize. You can choose to climb some of the Gunks’ iconic routes, or opt to focus on developing and refining specific techniques. Whatever you decide, a great day awaits you at the Gunks. All skill levels welcome!

Here's a handful of things to try while you're Upstate

  • Climb classic trad routes like High Exposure and Madam G, or take on something harder like Le Teton or The Dangler
  • Develop face, slab and crack climbing techniques
  • Focus on fundamentals like belaying a lead climber, anchors, knots, lowering and rappelling
  • Learn to lead traditional multi-pitch routes
After your day of custom rock climbing you'll
  • Be ready to conquer your next challenge on the rocks, like trying that other climb you weren't so sure about
  • Be able to place protection and build anchors
  • Become familiar with best practices and climbing etiquette at the Gunks
  • Feel more comfortable navigating route selection and route management
  • Feel safer and more confident pushing your boundaries

New to rock climbing? Check out the Introduction to Rock Climbing at the Gunks class.

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What's included?

  • All permits and climbing fees in the Mohonk Preserve
  • Pick up and return at bus or train station
  • All technical climbing gear (if you prefer, it is recommended you bring your own gear)

What does a typical day look like?

A typical schedule for a day of climbing looks like this
  • 9:00am: Meet your guide at Rock and Snow, check gear
  • 9:30am: Carpool to the chosen approach at the Gunks
  • 10:00am: Gear up and tackle your new skills
  • 1:00pm: Lunch at the cliff (bring snacks and plenty of water)
  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm: Climb 1-2 routes depending on speed and comfort level
  • 5:00pm: Return to New Paltz

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