Guided Rock Climbing In The Gunks

Climb The Gunks of New York During a Full Day Rock Climbing Adventure

Gunks Rock Climbing Additional Participants (optional):
  • Guided Rock Climbing For Two In The Gunks Experience the climb with a guest! Invite a guest to join as you learn introductory climbing techniques.

    + $80 Total: $355
  • Guided Rock Climbing For Three In The Gunks Experience the climb with two guests! Invite two guests to join as you learn introductory climbing techniques.

    + $180 Total: $455
  • Guided Rock Climbing For Four In The Gunks Experience the climb with three guests! Invite three guests to join as you learn introductory climbing techniques.

    + $250 Total: $525

About This Experience

General Information hide

Learn to rock climb at one of the major rock climbing areas of North America, the Shawangunk Ridge (also known as the Shawangunk Mountains, or The Gunks). Pronounced by some locals as "SHONG-gum," this area is a ridge of mountains in Ulster County, Sullivan County and Orange County in the state of New York, extending from the northernmost point of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains.

This outdoor adventure begins when you meet with your Experienced Guide at Mohonk Preserve. Your guide will assess your physical abilities and climbing skills to tailor the lesson towards you. Then it’s time to step into the harness and descend the rock wall! You will learn the basics of rock climbing techniques, the use of a harness and belay device, climbing knots and standard climbing communications.

So whether you are looking for an introduction to climbing or to brush up on your climbing skills your guide will show you the ropes and have you off of the ground in no time!

Where It's Located hide

  • New Paltz, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Guided Rock Climbing In The Gunks Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant. This is a private experience.

Three additional Guests may be added to the lesson for a total of four guests for an additional fee. This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Introductory Climbing Adventure of the Gunks is offered Monday thru Friday, April thru November, subject to availability. The experience begins at 9:00 AM.

How Long Is It hide

The Gunks Guided Rock Climb has a clinic time of 8 hours and a total duration of approximately 8½ hours.

Weather hide

Th Rock Climb Guided Adventure In The Gunks is dependent on favorable weather, and Climbing Lessons only take place when the conditions are safe. Lessons may be rescheduled by the Instructor due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Please wear flexible and comfortable clothing appropriate for the season and outdoors. Climbers should bring a light rain jacket and wear hiking shoes or sneakers. Tight jeans and bike shorts are not recommended. All climbing equipment including climbing shoes will be provided by the school.

Additional Information hide

All necessary gear is included: shoes, harness, helmet and belay device. Please bring a lunch, and two liters of water or sports drinks, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat is also a good idea. Bring along a small to medium sized backpack to carry all your personal items in (you will not need to climb in the pack), and don't forget your camera! Transportation to The Gunks is not provided.

All Instructors are experienced climbers. Instructors are with the students at all times. Guide gratuity is not included; gratuities for rock climbing guides are customary and typically range from 15-20% of the total trip cost.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.

Participants are required to pay a $15.00 per person entrance fee into the Mohonk Preserve day of the experience.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for The Guided Rock Climbing In The Gunks Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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