Enjoy some fantastic rock climbing at Sky Top in the amazing Gunks Mountains, near New York City, for a half-day with one of our AMGA certified guides.
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Offering some of the most impressive and stunning views in the Gunks, Sky Top is a fantastic place to visit, explore and enjoy. And on this half-day trip, you will get to spend between three and four hours climbing on some of the best spots in the area.
During this trip, you can choose from a morning session from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and an afternoon session from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
There are over 300 documented rock climbs at Sky Top. With such a wide variety, you can rest assured we will find the perfect one for you. Some examples of the climbs include Sound and Fury, Supercrack, Jekyll and Hyde, Lakeview and many more. While each climb is unique in the experience it provides, what they all have in common are outstanding views and a fulfilling climbing experience. Another advantage of having so many climbs to choose from is they not only range in beauty and the experience they offer, but also in difficulty level. As a result, this half-day trip can accommodate people of varying abilities. However, all participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.
One of the best area in the Gunks for rock climbing, Sky Top is a treat for any climber. To enjoy that treat for yourself, please send a request. We know you’ll have an amazing time.
We also offer another half-day climbing trip that will take you to other spots in the Gunks.
- Guiding fee
- Permit and entrance fees
In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes all necessary rock climbing equipment and park passes, but does not include snacks and other personal items.
The meeting point will depend on where we decide to climb each day.
AMGA Certified Alpine and Rock Guide, New York State Licensed Guide, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, AIARE (avalanche training) Level I, II and III, Leave No Trace Master Educator, General Class Amateur Radio Operator -KC2IZD, Eagle Scout. Author of "An Ice Climber's Guide to the Catskill Mountains", and co-author of "A Rock Climber's Guide to the Peter's Kill Climbing Area".
I began climbing in 1988, and guiding in 1991. My first visit to the Gunks was during Columbus Day weekend in 1990. After a good number of return visits, I began guiding here in the fall of 1995 commuting (from my hometown in PA) for work until moving here in 1997. During the season of 1997, I worked part time at Rock and Snow until becoming a Level One Certified Rock Guide in October. From then on, I have guided full-time and consider myself lucky to be able to make a career out of guiding. I have shared the experience of climbing with many guests at many different locations throughout the country - some guests have climbed with me regularly for over 20 years. Over that time I have swapped leads, shared experiences, grown friendships, and set future climbing goals.
While I enjoy all types of climbing, I prefer the solitude, self-reliance, and commitment you gain from climbing traditional multi-pitch routes.
I strive to offer the most professional services possible, and continually work on improving my standards. I have been involved with the AMGA since 1993; participated in the Basic and Advanced Rock Guides courses, successfully completed two rock exams - Level One and Rock Guide, participated in both the Alpine and Advanced Alpine Guides courses, successfully completed the Alpine Exam, and continue to work toward my ski certification. I served two full terms on the AMGA Board of Directors (2009 - 2015) and Accreditation Committee, and as an instructor for their Rock Instructor and Single Pitch Instructor Courses.
Had the best time. Finally got to climb Sky Top. It's been closed to the public since 1997 and Alpine Endeavors hold the only permit. Will definitely book again.
½ Day of Rock Climbing in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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