Try rock climbing in the Gunks with a professional mountain guide!
There is plenty of opportunity for climbers of all abilities in the Gunks. All of Silas' guiding and instruction is custom tailored to meet your needs and experience level. A typical day lasts roughly eight hours and focuses on a variety of movement and technical skills appropriate for each persons experience and ability. Prices include any climbing gear required and day passes to the Mohonk Preserve. You'll only need clothing appropriate for the days weather and some food and water.
Typically meeting at Rock and Snow at 9am in New Paltz works well - http://www.rockandsnow.com/store/go/contact-us/. After fitting gear and filling out some paperwork we can carpool the 10 minutes to the Gunks.
Climbing shoes *
Chalkbag (optional) 2 locking carabiners, belay plate, 4’ runner * Daypack
Lunch / snacks
1-2 liters of water
Sunscreen / bug spray
Athletic / synthetic clothing appropriate for the day / season Light wind / rain jacket
Fleece shirt / shorts (optional)
Warm hat / sun hat
Sneakers / boots (no sandals)
(* items can be supplied by Silas)
April - December, 7 days a week.
I'm an internationally licensed IFMGA mountain guide, the highest level of certification possible for mountain professionals. I'm one of only 95 guides licensed as such in the US. Additionally, I teach guide training courses for the American Mountain Guides Association. What qualifies you to give this tour? While based in NY, I travel the world guiding people on all types of mountain adventures.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Rock & Snow - 44 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561
Learn to move well on the rock, rappel down the rope, belay each other, remove climbing protection, enjoy wonderful views of the Hudson Valley form atop the Gunks, and build self confidence while pushing yourself mentally and physically.
9am - Meet at Rock & Snow
9:30 - 4:30pm - Rock climb!
5pm - End day at Rock & Snow
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