REI Climbing Adventure - Shawangunks Day Climbing

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$200 for REI Members

$220 for non-members

Limited spots left


  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 4 people

Located only 90 miles from NYC, the Shawangunks mountain range, or "The Gunks," is a world-class rock climbing destination. Whether you are an experienced climber, looking to escape the gym, or are completely new to climbing, REI's AMGA certified guides will provide you with excellent, friendly and thorough instruction. In addition, we will provide all the technical equipment needed to take you on a climbing adventure in a relaxed learning environment. Participants will enjoy a full day of climbing (approximately 9:30 am-4:30 pm), round-trip transportation to/from the New Paltz, NY Bus Station. A private guide will be provided for you and your party based on a 4:1 climber to guide ratio. Also included in the cost of the course is your day pass to Peter's Kill Climbing area. Your guide will meet you at the New Paltz, NY Bus Station @ approximately 8:30 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 at the beautiful Peter's Kill Climbing Area, located within Minnewaska State Park. After climbing, we will return you to the bus station/parking area for the 5:00 pm departure.

  • Enjoy a great day at a world class climbing venue!

What to bring with you

Map image of Peter's Kill Cimbing Area @ Minnewaska State Park

More directions and information

Explain to booth attendant that you are with REI and are taking a class today. Your instructor will be paying for your Park Entrance Fee ($10) but you will still need to fill out the Parks release of Liability Waiver if it is your first time to the climbing area.