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Rock Climbing at the Gunks, NY

Date and Time

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020


New Paltz, NY,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


Join us for our first official trip of the year for a weekend at the Shawangunks ("the Gunks"), in New Paltz, NY. Preference will be given to those participants of this year's Narragansett Chapter Intermediate Rock Climbing Classes. Trip size may be limited due to available trad leader participation and leader:second ratios. Climbers must be capable of climbing routes rated 5.6 or better and have demonstrated proficiency in multi-pitch climbing. Inexpensive lodging (Fri. and Sat. nights) is available for participants who desire it or you're welcome to find your own lodging. All meals on your own except for our traditional Saturday night cost shared (approx.$10.00) gathering or eat out at a local restaurant. The following gear is required for all trips: helmet, harness, shoes (climbing and for the approach/descent), belay/rappel device, personal anchor system, cleaning (nut) tool, two prusiks, three locking carabiners, headlamp, and a rope. If you are a new second and don't have all the gear (e.g. rope) contact the trip leaders. Trip size may be limited due to available trad leader participation and leader:second ratios.Your level of participation as a lead climber or second is subject to the determination by the trip leader of your possession of the requisite skills and experience. All trad leaders must be on the AMC Narragansett Chapter Approved Trad Leader List to attend an event. Trad leaders wishing to be added to the list should see the AMC's Essential Eligibility Criteria For Rock Climbing and should contact the trip leader or a committee co-chairperson. All participants (including seconds) must meet these eligibility requirements. The trip is held rain or shine unless cancelled by the trip leader. Participants must be a minimum of 18-years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian if between the ages of 15-17 years old. Registration will open one month prior to the scheduled trip date. Earlier registration will not be permitted. Trip participation is based upon the number of available trad leaders and ability of the trip leader to match them with a second.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Narragansett Chapter Climbing

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Directions will be sent to the participant list along with carpool options.

Heather on CCK at the Gunks


Rock Climbing

Offered By

Narragansett (R.I.)






Adults (18+)