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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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Gunks Climbing Guide – Vitti Mountain Guides

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.

The guhks parking is in the West Trapps parking lot until that fills and then you have the parking on the Mohonk Visitor Center side of the ridge which is usually plentiful and only slightly less convenient. What is The Gunks and where is it? The Search Search the app by simply entering the name, or route number.

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

Did Ghnks mention, New Paltz is a college town? The difference, however, is that the rock at the Gunks is a Quartzsite conglomerate making it as hard or harder than most 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 climbing adventures at the Gunks.


Looking for a leader for climbing at the Gunks for fill in available dates here. Ground up At Gunks Apps we build our apps ground up.

Extending the Belay Masterpoint. The Trapps Routes was initially released at the end of Preventing Rope Tangles During Rappels. How do I start climbing there? The Nears Routes was released in October The Approach Finding the correct approach trail is a challenge, even for locals. funks

Best guidebook for The Gunks???

A More Efficient 3: You can still climb safely. What the hell is a Double Munter Hitch?

Climbing Crags and Beta. The rock at the Gunks is the same band of Tuscarora sandstone that runs the entire length of the northeast coast of our nation. Can belay and clean gear on traditional climbing route.

Best guidebook for The Gunks???

What kind of guode is needed? We don’t just convert existing guidebooks into apps, we use all the capabilities of smart phones. The Description Route descriptions give the pitch break down, pertinent information, and descent recommendations. Abrasion Resistance of Webbing. Adding a Keeper Cord to your GriGri.

Check out High Exposure. Using a “Gear Belt” for trad climbing. Finding the correct approach trail is a challenge, even for locals. Filtering options are in the left hand gjide Mountain Project has good location information and route descriptions for the more popular routes, and Gunks.


Photos of select landmarks show you what to look out for gunkw you approach your trail. The information tab describes area specific dangers such as snakes, ticks, and chiggers. In an effort to prolong the lives of these rap trees the local community began installing bolted rap anchors — look for and use these if available.

Crevasse escape, a possible fast method.

Search the list by grade, protection, ticked status, or stars. Want to partner with us to create an app for your local area?

A PMC Members Shawangunks (pronounced shone-gum) or Gunks Quick Guide

The Base Zoomable base shots take the guess work out of finding the start of your route. Each route has a high-res base photo, gnuks aerial topo, and pitch-by-pitch description including descent info. Gunks routes gunka horizontal bulges and roofs on most routes with sometimes the most improbable and creative solutions. And did I mention roofs? When is it Time to Retire a Lead Rope? Every trail is listed in order and has an associated photo. Shirts will also be sold at BC’s climbing gym in New Paltz!

Routes do, however, occasionally wander and of course there are the roofs so either good runnering skills or double ropes are certainly useful. NOT – if the hard climbing, lycra-clad portion of our tribe start getting antsy just have them rub up against the afore-mentioned tuide anchors until they stop quiveringJ.

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