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

  • May 18, 2014 · 9:00 AM

 Rock Climbing the Gunks, in New Paltz, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, ALL EQUIPMENT 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 $130 per person,(no cancellation, all booking is final)  TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED. We can car pool.

RSVP DEADLINE IS Monday, May 11, 2014, send payment to my paypal account under [masked]

 

Driving directions

Take Exit 18 from New York State Throuway I-87 and follow this directions:

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.)Take 299 through town and follow it up into the hills. About 7 1/2 miles from the Thruway Exit, the road ends at a "T" intersection. 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.Continue about 1/2 mile until you come to a Scenic Overlook / Pullout / Parking Area on your LEFT.About 300 yards past the Overlook you will see a small Red Bridge Overpass above the highway. Drive under the Bridge and continue about 2/10 mile. On the Right you will see a prominent sign "West Trapps Trailhead Parking."Make the RIGHT into a long narrow parking area and continue for about 100 yards. We'll meet you there! www.trailwaysny.com. Bus schedule can be found here.


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!! Only serious inquiries please!! NO need to RSVP NO unless you were originally a yes.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Janet

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  • Willian A.

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    May 22, 2014

  • Willian A.

    : )

    May 22, 2014

  • Ya c.

    Thank you, Janet, for organizing this. Had a lot of fun. The guides are very helpful and encouraging. Was a fun day with new and old friends.

    2 · May 19, 2014

    • Janet

      Yaching, thank you and for those yummy addicting treats, which is now our new obsession. :-)

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • Gregory S.

    Fantastic day, wonderful location and rock, great people!!! High Exposure climbing guides are professional, safe, and really really kind. Special thanks to Janet for the many hours she put in planning, organizing, and hosting this event. She always goes above and beyond to ensure all her "peeps" are well taken care of! 5 routes available from 5.3 to 5.5, with one 5.5 plus followed by 200 foot free rappel off of Fat City!

    2 · May 19, 2014

  • Janet

    Had a blast with everyone, thanks again for joining.

    2 · May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! Everyone was so nice. :)

    2 · May 18, 2014

    • Janet

      Thanks Michelle for joining. Hope you had a good time.

      May 19, 2014

  • Janet

    Morning, Asma is already at Neptune Diner. William is 10 mins away. Tina and Yaching here is Will's num just in case1 (347)[masked]

    May 18, 2014

  • Janet

    Sunday, reminder to pls be at Neptune Diner at 7:30 AM, 31-05 Astoria Blvd, Astoria 11102
    You can take N or Q train and get off Astoria Blvd.

    Thanks

    May 17, 2014

  • Janet

    GPS Coordinates:
    Latitude[masked]
    Longitute [masked]

    May 16, 2014

  • Janet

    Hello Peeps, Happy Friday, Hope everyone is Pumped as I am!! I love rock climbing and can't wait!!

    For Sunday, Yaching, Tina, Asma will ride with my friend William. Katherine and I will ride with Gregory.

    Please don't forget to bring food, snack, water, change of clothes in case you get sweaty, insect repellent. As for clothing, no cotton, wear dry-wick or performance clothing, and if you have work out gloves for the rappel portion.
    For driving direction, I updated the details, please see above for details.

    Please call or text me if you have any questions.

    Best,

    J

    See you all Sunday.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Janet

    Asma and Tina, there's a pickup in Astoria at 730am, if you can make it, let me know ASAP

    May 15, 2014

    • Tina

      I can come to Astoria - thanks !

      May 15, 2014

    • Ya c.

      Thanks!

      May 15, 2014

  • Janet

    Tina when you get a chance, could you confirm, if you still need a ride?

    1 · May 15, 2014

    • Tina

      Yes- still do- thanks!

      May 15, 2014

    • Janet

      Can u come to Astoria? Meet in front of Astoria diner

      May 15, 2014

  • Janet

    Hello Peeps, see above for driving direction.

    May 15, 2014

  • Janet

    Hyman, Rona, Vishakha please kindly advise if your are still planning on joining. I need to confirm how many guides I need to hire for Sunday. If you don't plan on coming please be courteous and change your RSVP.

    May 13, 2014

    • Hyman

      Hi Janet, sorry didn't manage to confirm in time. Will definitely join the next one

      May 14, 2014

    • Janet

      Hyman, thanks for the follow up, I appreciate it.

      May 15, 2014

  • Janet

    Asma and Tina, you can both take the bus leaving at 7:00AM and arrive at New Paltz at 8:30AM, it's $21 one way
    Trailway, schedule and fares
    http://trailwaysny.com/index.php/bus-from-new-paltz-to-new-york-city/

    http://www.panynj.gov/bus-terminals/port-authority-bus-terminal.html.

    My friend Greg can come pick you both at New Paltz bus station and take you to the Gunks.
    On the way back you can ride with him, but please note, he is not doing home drop off. He will drop off one location maybe in the city and one in Astoria.
    Please contribute for gas and tolls.
    Thanks

    J

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Janet

    And if anyone has space in their car for Asma.

    May 13, 2014

    • Janet

      Tina, you can also ride the bus to new Paltz, my friend is going to be in the area and he come get you and Asma, you can also ride with him on the way back to the city. However only one drop off in location in the city and another drop off in Astoria. Let me know if this works for u

      May 14, 2014

    • Tina

      Cool- that would be great - thank you!

      May 14, 2014

  • Janet

    Good morning Peeps, please let know if anyone has space for Asma, if not there is also bus alternative which I will post.

    Those that are RSVP, your attendance is not confirm if you haven't submitted payment. I'm hiring guides, and the number of guides I hire this will determine base on the num of ppl that's confirm.
    If you are no longer going pls change your RSVP.
    Please note I keep track of no shows, 3 no shows are banned fr my future trips/events/activities

    May 13, 2014

    • Janet

      I meant those that have NOT made payment your attendance is not confirm

      May 13, 2014

  • Cara R.

    I am so bummed that I can't make this! Hopefully next time.

    May 12, 2014

    • Janet

      Cara, I'll organize another one don't worry.

      I'm sorry to hear you can't make it this time. :-(

      May 13, 2014

  • Janet

    Hello Happy Monday! :-)

    Tina, Michelle, Yaching, Katherine- Confirm

    Btw, is anyone driving? If so can you carpool?

    May 12, 2014

  • Janet

    Katherine, you are confirm.

    May 12, 2014

  • Janet

    Tina you are confirm.

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Janet

    Hello peeps, hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday, and Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, I hope you are being pampered today.

    Regarding, May 18, Sunday, I will need to confirm and book my guides, the outfitter are High Xposure, they are all certified and highly recognize at the Gunks, furthermore, in order to have your attendance confirm for Sunday, I will need full payment, otherwise you are not confirm.
    Drivers please kindly advise for car pooling.
    Passengers must share gas,tolls

    May 11, 2014

  • Janet

    Michelle and Yaching you are both confirmed. Please advise for your shoe size, they provide special rock climbing shoes, I will reserve it. Please advise

    April 30, 2014

    • Ya c.

      I will bring my own shoes as well.

      April 30, 2014

    • Janet

      Ok no worries

      April 30, 2014

  • Janet

    Hello peeps, the dates are over Mothers Day weekend and a few ppl have asked me to move the date to either May 10 or 17. I'm most likely will move it to May 17

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Ya c.

      Will work for me as well.

      April 8, 2014

    • Janet

      Update: I wasn't able to get May 17, confirmed date is for May 18

      April 21, 2014

  • Gretchen

    HI Janet!
    I've never done rock climbing before, but I am really dying to try it.. How many instructors are coming on this trip?

    April 15, 2014

    • Janet

      Hi Gretchen, rock climbing is awrsome. You don't need prior experience as for your question, the number of guides I hire will depend on how many I have total.

      April 15, 2014

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