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

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