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Rock climbing marathon in The Gunks, near New York City


Let one of our AMGA certified guides lead you on a rock climbing marathon in the amazing Gunks Mountains near New York City.



1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Push yourself during a 9 to 12 hour long marathon climbing day in the Gunks.
  • Choose from a number of great climbing spots including Millbrook and Peterskill.
  • Located near New York City.


Are you a dedicated rock climber looking for an extensive, challenging and fulfilling climbing experience? Then join us on this marathon climbing day in the amazing Gunks, near New York City.

Ranging from 9 to 12 hours, our marathon day rock climbing trips will leave you as impressed as they will leave you tired.

The Gunks are home to some fantastic climbing spots. And on this trip, you will get to climb one route at each of the different cliffs in the sprawling and gorgeous area. Some examples of the spots you can enjoy include the Trapps, Millbrook, Peterskill, Lost City and more. There is also the option to go to Wallface in the Adirondacks. And because this trip only accommodates a maximum of 2 people, you can be assured you will receive all of the necessary guidance to make your marathon day truly memorable.

Along with the full day of climbing, there is also a lot of hiking during this trip, reaching distances of approximately 11 miles. As a result, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. You must also have prior rock climbing experience as well.

If you are a fan of great rock climbing and wish to spend an entire day enjoying it, this marathon rock climbing day in the Gunks is for you. Full of great climbs, great hiking and great views, we have no doubt you’ll have an amazing time. To join us, just send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

We can also take you rock climbing at Sky Top in the Gunks, on this full-day trip.

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.


Meeting point

The meeting point will depend on the spot from which you wish to climb.

About the 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.





What people are saying about Alpine Endeavors

John Goodbred


January, 2022

It was a perfect day of learning to Ice Climb. The guide, Simon, was awesome! He picked, and fixed great routes for me to successfully scale, challenge myself, learn and have fun! Multiple successful first ascents on different difficulty lines! It was exactly what I wanted the day to be! The "Aprés Climb," at a local Brewery after was fun. Had a beer and an appetizer, a lot of laughs and good conversation! Well done mates! Well done!

Tim B


February, 2021

Went with 4 friends for two days of ice climbing in the Catskills. Had a blast! The guides themselves were great. Answered all our questions and gave advice freely. Excellent climbers themselves and safety was the first concern at every step of our day on the ice. I plan on going back and as a person who has climbed with guides for many years I was very pleased with Alpine Endeavors.

Alexander Colletti


February, 2021

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.

Nicole Calderone


February, 2021

We booked a party of 2 rock climbing class 101 with Alpine Endeavors in the Gunks. Our guide Jaron was super knowledgeable and helpful in showing us the ropes! Due to our skill level, we even had the opportunity to do a few multi pitch routes which was exactly what we were looking for. Super challenging and definitely well worth the price tag knowing we're were in good hands! Jaron was VERY down to earth and answered ALL of my annoying questions. I'd highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a new adventure with confident guides!!! Thank you again for such an amazing experience!!!

Jason Fidler


February, 2021

Very knowledgeable guide, John, was positive and hard-working. Felt safe and had an excellent experience

Heather Besemer


February, 2021

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.

Eric Schmidt


February, 2021

Great experience ice climbing. Everything went smoothly from the time we arrived at Rock and Snow to get our equipment until the time we finished climbing. Simon was a great guide who got everyone in our family climbing up some great ice. We can't wait until we do it again. Marty was very responsive to any question we had prior to going.



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