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Weekend Gunks Trip (Fri Jun 14 - Sun Jun 16)

  • Jun 14, 2013 · 9:00 PM
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The Trip:

Weekend climbing and camping trip to the world-renowned Gunks (Shawangunks), a traditional climbing mecca in NY! This trip is a social trip for experienced trad leaders and experienced lead belayers interested in making more trad-climbing friends and contacts.

The Gunks:

The majority of the climbing cliffs at the Gunks are located on the protected grounds of the Mohonk Preserve. There are over 1000 routes, more than five linear miles of cliff face, single and multi-pitch, ranging from approximately 30 to 300 feet. Tons of varied-feature world-class climbing terrain ranging from 5.0 to 5.13+. (And a bunch of bouldering too). In a word, AWESOME!  More info:

The Group:

The trip is open to 10 people, and is first and foremost a social trip for experienced trad climbers. We'll accomodate RSVPs from strong seconds (those without trad racks or trad lead experience, but are strong, experienced outdoor climbers who can follow leaders and have rock-solid lead-belay skills from either trad or sport climbing) only if we have enough leaders with trad gear to go around.


We have reservations at a local campground with full bathrooms and hot showers. PLEASE NOTE that we need to check-in by Friday between 9-10 PM.  If you cannot leave early enough to get out there in time, this is not the trip for you. (For example, drive time from Boston is approx 3.5 to 4 hours, or possibly longer if you get stuck in rush hour traffic). An early arrival will give us a chance for meet-and-greet on Friday night.

Trip Costs:

Camping: $24/person (includes Fri & Sat nights).

Mohonk Preserve Entrance Climbing Fee: $17/person/day
      (or $34 total for 2 days, etc)
      (unless you have or buy an annual pass, $90/year)

Group Dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday: TBD.

RSVP Procedure and Cancellation Policy:

If you want to come, please RSVP to the waitlist and answer the questions regarding your experience level.  (Only organizers can see the answers; or else you can email me the info).  Qualified participants will then be accepted and added to the main RSVP list pending space.  Considering the additional risks in trad climbing, we need to be picky about selecting like-minded, safety-conscious folks who know what they are doing :)

** RSVPs close Sat June 8th at midnight **

Accepted participants will then need to pay for camping fees upfront to hold their spot. Refunds will be given upon cancellation if another person can fill your spot or if we get a refund from the campground.

Full trip details will be sent out to the final group the week before the trip. Questions? Feel free to contact me, and/or post comments to this trip page.

Looking for more trad partners this season but can't make the trip?  Email me through the link on my profile page; be great to hear from you, and maybe we can even hold another trad-orientated social.

Get Psyched!  Woo-hoo!


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  • John

    Amazing weekend, couldn't have asked for anything more. Really great group of people with varying skills and experience. . Weather was much better then expected and even though some climbs were still a little first pitch (as predicted) the rest was just good gunks climbing. Deb did an awesome job with all the important details, very organized, yet flexible so everyone had enough freedom to have a do what they wanted to do and have a great time. Already looking forward to the next trip

    June 17, 2013

  • Deb

    Clear weather, awesome climbing and adventure, totally great group, super fun trip! Thanks to all for coming out!

    June 17, 2013

  • John

    I just got back from the Gunks a couple weeks ago and I couldn't wait to go back before again I was even in the car. I working on getting a trad rack now and should have a good collection before this trip.

    May 23, 2013

    • Deb

      I believe it b/c yes, it is that awesome. And great on gearing up; sounds about time to your get own rack :)

      May 29, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Weekend Gunks Trip (Fri Jun 14 - Sun Jun 16)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: and only if we either get another to fill your spot or a refund from the campground.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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