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The Gunks

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About The Gunks:

Most climbing in the Gunks is located on the Mohonk Preserve they charge a day use fee of $15/person (climbing) or $9/person (hiking or biking). Yearly memberships are also avalible for $50/year + $35 for climbing and $15 for biking. Each additional adult from the same household is $15.

-NY State multi use area on RT 299 1/3 mile from intersection of 299 with 44/55 offers about 25 tent sites for free.

Camp Slime, located by the steel bridge is still open as of Oct 2004 for tent camping.

There is some pay camping nearby.

New Paltz Hostel 145 Main Street New Paltz, NY 12561 phone: 845-255-6676 email: Opening May 25th, the hostel offers overnight stays for $24.50 per person. These prices include bed linens, towels, free local phone calls, on-site coin-op laundry, and fully equipped kitchen and parlor. We are conveniently located in the Village of New Paltz, immediately next door to the Trailways Bus Station. The hostel maintains a smoke and alcohol-free environment for it's guests. Operating as a traditional hostel, guest are expected to perform some minor housekeeping each day.

Nearest town or city: New Paltz
Directions: Exit 18 off of Interstate 87. Take left (this is Main St, New Paltz / RT 299) End of RT 299 Take right parking is on the right 1/2 mile up hill or 1 mile on right at the West Trapps parking lot.
Latitude, Longitude: 41.74263, -74.20012
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Spring
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime


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2018-10-05 Gunks Climbing Film Festival Weekend Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz United States

Forum Discussions (See all 142 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Gunks Graffiti... gblauer 2 May 25 2014, 7:05 PM
No Replies LOST - Prana Pink Womens LS Top catksmith 0 May 14 2014, 5:23 PM
With Replies LOST: GOLD WEDDING RING! up_for_a_good_time 4 Apr 11 2014, 8:15 PM
With Replies Found Doubles and Cams on Bonnies gblauer 4 Sep 20 2013, 2:19 AM
No Replies Found: Camera at the Nears (lost in 2010) gblauer 0 Aug 11 2013, 4:00 AM
With Replies July 4th Trip mcbair25 3 Jun 26 2013, 5:54 PM
With Replies Best Gunks Guidebook jberk 12 Jun 09 2013, 12:42 AM
No Replies Current conditions in the trapps lagwagonpcp 0 Mar 04 2013, 8:14 PM
With Replies Gunks weather/climate Easter (late March) dagibbs 4 Feb 22 2013, 11:43 PM
With Replies MUA + slime closed for the season? Bulletproof2000 2 Nov 15 2012, 2:19 AM
No Replies Left Gear (2 BD #1 Cams) on Something Interesting lucander 0 Sep 18 2012, 12:09 AM
With Replies Bungee jumping? trisgo 7 May 13 2013, 8:34 PM
No Replies Looking For a Climbing Partner Superskiier0115 0 May 03 2012, 4:54 AM
With Replies some brazilian climbers during may/june? jpereiran 3 Mar 23 2012, 3:08 AM
With Replies MUA and Camp Slime at Gunks after Irene? dragons 4 Sep 06 2011, 8:48 PM