Multi-pitch Rock Climbing in the "Gunks"


$249 for REI Members

$279 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18
  • Group size 2 people

Get out on some Gunks Classics! Join REI Outdoor School and partner Alpine Endeavors on an all-day rock climbing adventure! Located only 90 miles from NYC, the Shawangunks or "the Gunks" is a world-class rock climbing destination. This is for climbers with previous experience, preferably outdoors. You will be climbing multi-pitch rock climbs teamed up with one other person and your guide. We will have a low climber to guide ratio of 2:1 allowing the guide to custom build the day based on your experience and climbing ability. In addition to the climbing, you'll learn how to clean routes and do multi-pitch rappels all while getting in as many climbs as the day allows. Your guide will meet you at the Bus station in New Paltz at 8:40 am, and then you're off to the climbing location. At the climbing area, you'll get equipped with the necessary shoes, harness, and helmet and then spend the day on a variety of climbs ranging in difficulty on the beautiful Mohonk Preserve. After climbing, we return you to the bus for the 5:00 pm departure.

  • Site awareness, equipment and its use, climbing technique, belaying and rappelling, systems, rock protection, and much more

What to bring with you


The class is sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery Co as a part of their Jammer Happy Hour Series. Celebrate Sixpoint and REI's partnership with the launch of their new addition of Gose beers called Jammers. Join us after at Bacchus for one of their Gose Jammers supplied by Sixpoint Brewery.