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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in The Gunks:

Located around 85 miles from the bustling city of New York, the wild and green landscapes of the Gunks is one of the premier spots for rock climbing in the entire country. The quartz conglomerate rock is solid and features many vertical cracks ideal for multi-pitch climbing, and is also great for easy and moderate trad climbs. The Gunks offer cliff routes for everyone.



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What’s the weather like?

Close to the region receives a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters

Best time to visit

Visit during the months between April and November for ideal rock climbing conditions

More info about Rock Climbing in The Gunks:

The Shawangunk Ridge, commonly known as the Gunks, is the easternmost ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in the state of New York, US. It spans from the north of New Jersey all the way to the Catskill Mountains. Sparsely populated, the area is crowded with mountain peaks blanketed in oak forest, with large chunks of the Gunks protected within park reserves



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