What is your favorite resource for climbing in The Gunks? I currently have the Gunks App; it just seems to lack detail on the routes. The Gunks are home for VMG. The routes are well known, the terrain, weather patterns and flow of other climbers based on time of year are familiar. Climbing in . The Mohonk Preserve is part of a much larger area called the Shawangunk Ridge (aka The Gunks are world class climbing cliffs which draw thousands of rock Eastern Mountain Sports Schools guides at work and play in some of the best.

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The Base Zoomable base shots take the guess work out of finding the start of your route. The difference, however, is that the rock at the Gunks is a Quartzsite conglomerate making it as hard or harder than gujks granite and where all the features at Seneca are vertically oriented most of the ledges, cracks, and other features are horizontal to the loving earth we depart on our guhks adventures at the Gunks.

The Aerial Topo Unparalleled high resolution zoomable aerial photos provide precision topos, belays, cliff-top navigation, and rappels.

But I want to sport climbing! Mountain Project has good location information and route descriptions for the more popular routes, and Gunks. All these guidebooks continue to receive updates. Can you imagine a 20 foot horizontal roof, encountered feet off the deck at the 5. The guidebooks by Williams or Swain are the standard. Climbing with Hearing Loss. Check out BC’s exquisite sets and rapid turn over.


The Nears Routes was released in October There are four main cliffs The Trapps, Near Trapps, Millbrook, and Sky Top closed to the public and several other smaller crags located on the Mohonk Preserve, a nature and recreational preserve started by the Smiley family in the early 20 th century.

Using a “Gear Belt” for trad climbing. DC Climbing History Videos. You can still climb safely. Want to partner with us to create an app for your local area? The cliffs offer pitch, staunchly traditional no bolts climbs with world-renown classic climbs at all grades from 5.

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There is no water once you leave the cars. Rappeling on a very thin rope. What is the climbing like? Gunks routes offer horizontal bulges and roofs on most routes with sometimes the most improbable and creative solutions. Plenty of clubs, etc. Rock and Snow is the local and historic gear shop located on Main Gunsk in New Paltz and is another good local beta source as well as great shop.

Helmet, harness, belay device, 2 locking carabineers, 4-foot nylon runner, nut tool, shoes, and chalk bag optional. Girth Hitching Cabled “Nuts”.

Every trail is listed in order and has an associated photo. Thanks Bob Graver for this update! The Gunks are a collection of foot or so high cliffs located just outside the town of Gardiner, NY. Anything else I should know? Check out High Exposure. See the Update History for details about subsequent content changes. A More Efficient 3: The approaches vary from less than five minutes to an hour all on the afore-mentioned carriage roads or walking paths.


Unparalleled high resolution zoomable aerial photos provide precision topos, belays, cliff-top navigation, and rappels. What the hell is a Double Munter Hitch?

Best guidebook for The Gunks???

What kind of gear is needed? Thunderstorms happen, be sure you bring raingear. The list of climbs automatically scrolls to your location.

Imagine a cleaner and harder more dense Gunkw Rocks turned sideways. And did I mention roofs? The Approach Finding the correct approach trail is a challenge, even for locals. Ground up At Gunks Apps we build our apps ground up.

All routes are accessed to the base of the climbs by either carriage road or easy walking path. What do you folks do after climbing? Toggle navigation Gunks Apps.

Best guidebook for The Gunks???

Shirts will also be sold at BC’s climbing gym in New Paltz! The Search Search the guhks by simply entering the name, or route number. The preserve charges a daily fee or you can buy an annual pass. Photos of select landmarks show you what to look out for when you approach your trail.

Crevasse escape, a possible fast method. Search the app by simply entering the name, or route number. Climbing Crags and Beta. Where do we stay and eat? Unlike print books, the apps are kept up-to-date with new climbs, photos, closures, and condition information.