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Outdoor Rock Climbing @ The Gunks (No Experience Necessary, All Levels Welcome)

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 8:00 AM

 

Rock Climbing the Gunks, in New Paltz, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, ALL EQUIPMENTS PROVIDED, all levels welcome.

Location:

Shawangunk Cliffs just west of New Paltz, NY, only 90 minutes from New York City. Recognized as one of the outstanding climbing centers in the United States, the "Gunks" offer a wide variety of high quality climbing opportunities at every level from beginner to expert. Easy access to the climbs and the friendly nature of the area combine to provide a comfortable atmosphere which makes for a great learning environment. All the instructors are certified by AMGA certification, The AMGA is the only internationally-recognized organization in the US that promotes education and standards for professional climbing instructors and mountain guides professional rock climbers that will teach and give you instructions for techniques in rock climbing, whether you are beginner, intermediate or advance, there will be different rope set up to choose from. This will include rappelling at the end of the day with the most amazing view, especially this time of the year. I'm speaking from experience, the view is phenomenal, absolutely GORGEOUS!!

The fee is $117 per person,(no cancellation, all booking is final)  TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED. We can car pool, or take the bus to New Paltz and I'll arrange for the guide to come get us from there.

RSVP DEADLINE IS Friday, November 1, 2013, send payment to my paypal account under [masked] send as family and friends or you can submit payments to High X-Posure and speak to Bob[masked]-7867.

The group name is under Hoagies, mention my name Janet Fulay and the date which is for November 9 (SAT)

http://www.high-xposure.com/booking/index.php


WHAT TO BRING:

Clothing that's both functional and flexible is your key to a comfortable climbing day. Adjust your choices according to season. In cooler weather exercise-type tights have become popular. Loose-fitting pants or sweats are also appropriate. (Don't wear tight jeans!) For the upper body a few light layers, along with a wind-breaker shell or light jacket, will be fine. If it's cool enough, a ski-type hat and gloves might be a good idea. In hot summer weather, bicycle-type or walking shorts are appropriate. (Running shorts are not a good idea!) A T-shirt or tank-top is recommended, clothing that are wicking and non-cotton would be ideal. Bring light jacket or sweater, it gets chilly at the evening.

Many climbers wear no socks with their climbing shoes. If you'd prefer to wear socks make sure they're  very thin! Wear sneakers or light trail shoes  for walking around. Leave your heavy-duty hiking  boots at home.

This all day climbing, therefore bring lunch, snacks and lots of water, at least 2 liters per person in hot weather. Insect repellent and sun screen are useful when conditions indicate. Put everything in a day pack or knapsack. You won't actually climb with the pack on your back, it's just the most convenient way to carry your things from place to place.

ThIS IS A NO FLAKE POLICY!! In the previous rock climbing event, there was a few people that RSVP BUT NO SHOW, NO CALL or didn't change their RSVP status.  Only serious inquiries please!!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Janet

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  • Janet

    Great group

    November 10, 2013

  • Raja

    Janet thanks again for putting it together, and thanks ofcourse to Bobby Ferrari and his awesome crew, great as always!

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Bob and Bob and Thomas and Pete

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes Janet thank you for organizing and thank you everyone for support and it was a pleasure to meet everyone ! You are all inspiring . Be safe .

    November 9, 2013

  • Henri

    Janet thank you so much you are awesome!

    November 9, 2013

  • Raja

    Janet I called bobby he's got me and my +1 on the books, thanks. I also can give a ride to two or three more from queens if there's anyone that needs rides

    November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Raja, I know this is super last minute but could I possibly catch a ride with you tomorrow morning? I M coming from Brooklyn, but will meet you at any convenient train station. Let me know, if there's something I can bring or do to help.

      November 8, 2013

    • Raja

      Hi Lauren, Im sorry I just saw your message, yeah I can definitely give you a ride. Can you meet me in Queens? I guess the Court Square/23rd Ely station from G coming from brooklyn? Or can you meet me at Roosevelt Ave/74th St Jackson Heights? The E F R 7 go there. Call me if anything[masked]

      November 9, 2013

  • Janet

    Direction

    From the New York State Thruway Interstate 87, Exit 18: 1.Through toll to 1st traffic light. Turn LEFT at the light onto Rte. 299 W. (This road is also the main street of New Paltz.)
    2.Take 299 through town and follow it up into the hills.
    3.About 7 1/2 miles from the Thruway Exit, the road ends at a "T" intersection.
    4.Turn RIGHT onto Rtes. 44/55 W. Go steeply uphill for about 3/4 mile. You will come to a marked "5 MPH" Hairpin Curve.
    5.Continue about 1/2 mile until you come to a Scenic Overlook / Pullout / Parking Area on your LEFT.
    6.About 300 yards past the Overlook you will see a small Red Bridge Overpass above the highway.
    7.Drive under the Bridge and continue about 2/10 mile. On the Right you will see a prominent sign "West Trapps Trailhead Parking."
    8.Make the RIGHT into a long narrow parking area and continue for about 100 yards. We'll meet you there!

    November 8, 2013

  • Janet

    Furthermore:
    It's about 1:30hr drive, therefore please give yourself enough time for gas, any traffic, bathroom brakes, I would say if you are coming from the city, try to leave at 7:00AM.
    Parking - if you are driving, please mention that you are part of Bob from High X-posure group, this way you don't get charge for parking, if you have any issues, please call Bob ASAP, he will be onsite at 8:30AM

    November 8, 2013

  • Janet

    Good morning,

    reminders for tomorrow. Bring layers, and preferably wear dry-wicking clothes. If you have your own rock climbing equipment, and belay device, shoes feel free to bring them, however as I mentioned, ALL EQUIPMENT will be provided. Bring, food, snack, plenty of water, we will be there for the whole day. Bring, work out gloves if you have them, this will come useful during the rappel portion which we do at the end.
    Bring cash for tips, I like to tip my guide at every trip, the customary is $20 dollars, however feel free to give more.

    Please be on time, MUST BE there at 9:00AM, Since this a big group, try not to be late. There's a hike portion to get to the location, and it would be unfair to make everyone wait. Hence, have Bob's number handy [masked]) my phone usually does NOT get signal. If you are running a bit later, please keep us well inform so we know to wait for you.

    Best,

    J

    November 8, 2013

  • Janet

    Good morning Hoagies,

    Once again, please change your RSVP if you cannot attend, and if you're 100% on going, please submit your payments, by calling BOB, paypal payment is no longer an option as it will take a few days to clear, therefore submit your payments before Friday, or else you are NOT confirm until payments are receive. So far, I have Henri, Caroleena, Raja confirm. Please note, the deadline is for tomorrow. Therefore, reconfirm your status, so I know how many guides I need to book. Many thanks

    Best,

    Janet

    November 6, 2013

    • Philomena D.

      Hi Janet I am sorry but I won't be able to make it. Sorry for the short notice. But thank you, have fun ^_^

      November 6, 2013

    • Janet

      no worries, thank you for the update Philomena, hope to see you in other Hoagies event. :) Enjoy your weekend.

      1 · November 7, 2013

  • Janet

    Kara and plus 1, Laura you're confirm for Saturday.

    November 6, 2013

  • moe

    hello I am letting people know I have a large house with 3 bed rooms and plenty of floor space if you would like to come day before or stay the weekend and is 15 mins from the gunks 2mins from the gunk haus restaurant that is the best for miles you can email me at [masked]

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just got in from the wait list, is it too late to pay and go?

    November 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have all of my own gear and can belay if that helps.

      November 6, 2013

    • Janet

      sure you can bring your own equipment, however the price is still the same, and call Bob to confirm for your payment and attendance.

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • Henri

    Driving out of Hartsdale train station, let me know if you need a ride i

    November 5, 2013

  • Janet

    Hello hoagies,

    Just can FYI, I extended the deadline until Thurs, Nov 7, if you can let me know by then as I would need to confirm how many guides to book. If you're not planning on going please change your RSVP to NO. Thank you all.

    Best,

    Janet

    November 4, 2013

  • Janet

    Henri you're confirmed, all set

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Janet

    if it rains, you will receive 100% refund

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what if it rains that day? I guess we would get a refund since the weather is getting colder...

    October 14, 2013

    • Janet

      Hi Silvia, I'm pretty sure you will receive a refund due to the weather, however I'm checking to make sure. I'll keep you posted.

      October 15, 2013

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