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Group outdoor trip (and common questions)

From: Mike
Sent on: Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:20 PM
Hey Gang:

Lisa T wanted to email the group with this question,

I love to climb but I live in Manhattan and have no car. I actually went to Clubgetaway and got to do a tiny bit of climbing this past wk-end but it was a very small mountain. Any suggestion? Thanks, Lisa

My response:
Getting to the Gunks is as easy - there's a direct bus from The Port Authority to New Paltz. If you are a beginner, most guide services meet at Rock & Snow (a gear shop in town) - which is walking distance from the bus stop. If you are experienced at trad climbing try using this forum to organize rides.

Climbing Gyms: Most of the better gyms are located outside of Manhattan, but are accessible by public transit. As I am affiliated with The Cliffs, I'll give you directions there. Take the Metro North (Harlem line) to Hawthorne. There's a taxi stand there that will take you the last 1.5 miles (The Cliffs will pay your cab fare if you come with 3 or more people).

Meet-up Outdoor trip?
If there is enough interest, I'll set-up a guided outdoor trip (I can get us some discounted group rates). Please reply and let me know if you are interested and what date would work best for you.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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