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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Join Now Renew Member Benefits. Ground up At Gunks Apps we build our apps ground up. The Nears Routes was released in October What is The Gunks and where is it? Using a Munter “Pop”. You can still climb safely. Rock and Snow is the local and historic gear shop located on Main Street in New Paltz and is another good local beta source as well as great shop.

Can belay and clean gear on traditional climbing route. Search the app by simply entering the name, or route number.

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

What kind of gear is needed? Anything else I should know? Check out High Exposure. Did Guied mention, New Paltz is a college town? Using a “Gear Belt” for trad climbing.


Route descriptions give the pitch break down, pertinent information, and descent recommendations. At Gunks Apps we build our apps ground up. Abrasion Resistance of Webbing. Toggle navigation Gunks Apps.

Eastern Mountain Sports Schools | New Paltz (Gunks)

Check out BC’s exquisite sets and rapid turn over. Each route has a high-res base photo, high-res aerial topo, and pitch-by-pitch description including descent info. Filtering options are in the left hand menu: There is no water once you leave the cars. Most of the routes where put up during the days of 50 or even 30 meter ropes so one 60m will certainly suffice to get you up and down. The Search Search the app by simply entering the name, or route number.

Zoomable base shots take the guess work out of finding the start of your route. Crevasse escape, a possible fast method. 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. And did I mention roofs? Where do we stay and eat? There are three general routes most use for the commute between the DC Metro area and the Gunks: Adding a Keeper Cord to your GriGri.

What do you folks do after climbing? See the Update History for details about subsequent content changes. Preventing Rope Tangles During Rappels. Gunks routes offer horizontal bulges and roofs on most routes with sometimes the most improbable and creative solutions.


The preserve charges a daily fee or you can buy an annual pass. Climbing Crags and Beta.

The guidebooks by Williams or Swain are the standard. Search the list by grade, protection, ticked status, or stars.

Best guidebook for The Gunks???

Numerous times each year, springtime thru autumn can you sat spectacular?! The Gunks are a collection of foot or so high cliffs located just outside the town of Gardiner, NY. Finding the correct approach trail is a challenge, even for locals.

The information tab describes area specific dangers such as snakes, ticks, and chiggers. We don’t just convert existing guidebooks into apps, we use all the capabilities of smart phones.

The rock at the Gunks is the same band of Tuscarora sandstone that runs the entire length of the northeast coast of our nation. Imagine a cleaner and harder more dense Seneca Rocks turned sideways.

The cliffs offer pitch, staunchly traditional no bolts climbs with world-renown classic climbs at all grades from 5.