AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Top Rope at Minnewaska State Park

Date and Time

Sunday, August 16, 2020, 8:30AM - 5:00PM


Minnewaska State Park,
New York, Catskills,


Registration is required for this activity.


Join us for a top-rope climbing trip at Minnewaska State Park. The day will focus on getting participants accustomed to climbing outdoors on top-rope, with an emphasis on proper outdoor etiquette, basic safety/awareness, and climbing techniques. AMC will provide all helmets, ropes, belay devices, and smiles. This trip will be limited to 10 attendees to comply with AMC COVID-19 regulations. Additionally, this trip is also weather dependent, the trip leaders may cancel and/or shorten at their discretion. Pre-registration is mandatory by clicking the Register Now button. Costs *Climbing Day Pass: $10 (pay at Minnewaska) | Everyone Location & Directions: *Please meet us at 8:30 am at Minnewaska State Park, Gardiner, NY (5080 Rte 44-55, Gardiner, NY 12525) *Note: Carpooling or shuttling with individuals outside of a Leader or participant's contact group and use of public transportation is not recommended. Approach The approach from the parking lot to the crag is short around 15-20 minutes. It is not ADA accessible. Participation Requirements *All participants must be 18 years or older. *Must be pre-registered and approved. No exceptions. *Must complete AMC COVID Waiver & email to trip leader prior to the trip. *Must complete the Minnewaska Climbing Waiver *Must bring face covering. *Must bring hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. *Must have their own climbing shoes. *Must have their own harness. *Must be belay certified at your local gym. *Must wear closed-toe shoes. *Bring water and/or snacks for the day. It'll be hot. *Comfortable clothes *No pets or kids allowed AMC COVID-19 Requirements Due to the nature of climbing, social distancing may not always be possible. Therefore, we request that participants *Complete and sign electronic AMC COVID waiver prior to attending *Maintain social distancing whenever possible. *Wear face covering when not climbing and around others. *Must bring hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. *Must bring their own food, water, and all utensils. *Carpooling or shuttling with individuals outside of a Leader or participant's contact group and use of public transportation is not recommended. *Participants must immediately cancel their registration if they are exhibiting signs and/or symptoms of illness including cold symptoms, cough, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or fever.

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