Discover World-Class Climbing in the Gunks, NY


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Sign up for a free webinar with AMGA Rock and Alpine Guide, Marty Molitoris. Presented by AFAR Travel Magazine and Guide.

Climbing in the Shawangunks is proof you can have your cake and eat it, too — a short trip from NYC or Boston, and you’re face to face with some of the best trad climbs the East Coast have to offer. From climbing easy-breezy 5.2s to insane 5.13s, both single and multi-pitch, AMGA Guide Marty Molitoris has all the beta you need to climb in the Gunks.

This chunk of climbing paradise lets you knock off supreme routes of all grades, with super short approaches, to boot. Whether you want to stick to the Trapps, the main area, and venture on fun, historic routes or discover epic single pitch crags, the Gunks will deliver. Who better to turn to for info on the area than the co-author of the guidebook on climbing in the Gunks? Marty will cover everything from the Gunks’ rich past, to tips for the present, including picking the right route for you, which gear to bring, and where to camp in the area.

If you’ve got your eye on the iconic Gunks, this webinar will be your go-to source of invaluable beta. After his presentation, Marty will answer any and all questions you may have on climbing in the area.



  • Envy-inducing photos and stories from Marty’s time in the Gunks
  • What makes the Gunks one of the best climbing destinations on the East Coast
  • A quick throwback to see how the Gunks earned its rep
  • All things logistics, from where to stay, camp and what permits you’ll need
  • Where to find climbs that will push your limits (we’re talking 5.13s)
  • Details about Sky Top, a cliff you can only climb with Marty and his colleagues
  • Doable routes to warm up or hone your skills on
  • Which crag to hit for casual single pitches in the Gunks


Marty will follow up with a live Q&A session, where you can ask him anything you want to know about rock climbing in the Gunks. Get free professional advice from an AMGA Guide who knows the Gunks inside out.

After hearing Marty’s presentation, you’ll definitely be packing up your climbing gear for your next adventure — climbing the Gunks.


Marty Molitoris

AMGA Rock and Alpine Guide

With 30 years of experience and many certifications under his belt, Marty is the go-to guy for climbing in the Gunks. He began guiding in 1991 and turned his love of climbing into a business. Marty founded his own guiding company, Alpine Endeavors, and is the author of An Ice Climber’s Guide to the Catskills Mountains and co-author of A Rock Climber’s Guide to the Peter’s Kill Climbing Area. When he isn’t guiding, you’ll find him mastering his favorite trad multi-pitch routes.

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