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Rock climbing in The Gunks, near New York City (Full day)

Join one of our AMGA certified guides for a full day of great rock climbing in the popular Gunks Mountains near New York City.






1 Day


Apr - Dec






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  • Enjoy a full day of rock climbing in the Shawangunk Ridge.
  • Choose from a number of great spots, including the Minnewaska State Park.
  • Tailor the program to suit your needs and preferences.
  • Enjoy climbing in beautiful locations in different seasons.


We would like to take you on a full-day rock climbing adventure in the Gunks, near New York City. Officially known as the Shawangunk Ridge, the Gunks are home to a number of fantastic rock climbing spots, and on this trip, we will take you to the best ones!

The decision as to where to guide you will be based on several factors including weather conditions, skill level, and personal preferences. The Minnewaska State Park, the Mohonk Preserve, and the Mohonk Mountain House are some of the places we can visit. And, because we offer climbing days from April to December, you can climb in very different seasons.

Our full-day program begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm which will give you plenty of time to enjoy the various rock faces of the Gunks. And, because of our 4:1 group ratio, you can be assured you will receive all of the personal attention necessary to ensure a safe, fun, and memorable experience. Additionally, we can include some training into the mix if you would like to brush up or learn some specific rock climbing techniques.

Because the climbing areas are located near New York City, this trip is a great option for those looking to get away from the grind and reconnect with nature. All of the climbing equipment you will need, as well as permits, are included in this trip. Just bring a lot of enthusiasm and enjoy some great climbing in the Gunks.

Would you like to discover some of the best rock climbing spots near New York? Contact us now and let us know what you are looking for, we will be happy to help you reach your objectives!

We can also take you climbing at Sky Top, which is also located in the Gunks.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes necessary rock climbing equipment, such as helmet, harness, rock shoes, ropes, etc as well as necessary daily park passes. The price does not include personal gear and food.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Americas Best Value Inn New Paltz New York USA
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Hampton Inn by Hilton New Paltz New Paltz New York USA
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The Garrison New Paltz New York USA
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About the guide: Alpine

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Alpine Guide

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.





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What people are saying about this trip



Amazing climbing experience in the Gunks. It was my first time climbing outdoors and I can't wait to go again. Alan was great and took us on some multi-pitch climbs and was able to set the day to the skill level of the group.

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