GUNKS ROCK WEEKEND 2020

Take part in the fourth annual Gunks Rock Weekend, April 24, 25, 26, 27 and get ready for rock season!

Choose from multiple clinics on all the skills and techniques you need to get out on rock - from basic skills with top-roping, leading and multi-pitch climbs.

Any basic gear needed will be provided - helmets, harnesses, and rock shoes.

Rates*

  • $150 per person per event for the one day clinics
  • $170 per person for the one multi-pitch climbing day
  • $298 per person per event for the two-day clinics

As an added bonus - Rock and Snow will offer 15% off to all GRW registrants. All you need is to print out and show them the confirmation email we send when you register for it.

*there are no discounts extended in this event for Mohonk Preserve members. Day passes to the Mohonk Preserve are not provided.

Clinics & Events Schedule

Friday, April 24, 2020

Multi-Pitch Transition and Rescue Skills

Are you a lead climbing looking to improve your efficiency on the route?

Are you skilled to rescue you partner in case of an incident?

This clinic is focused for those climbers who are leading routes and looking to get more skills and confidence as well as rescue skills. This is NOT for climbers looking to learn how to lead.

Limited to 8 participant on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All participants will need to provide their own rope and rack.

Rates are per person per event

Multi-Pitch Transition Registration

Saturday, April 25, 2020

One day clinic on Saturday only

Introduction to Rock Climbing

Have you recently started rock climbing, or never climbed before? We will introduce you to the equipment, techniques and safety checks needed to rock climb.

Limited to 12 participant on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Introduction to Rock Registration

Saturday, April 25 & Sunday April 26, , 2020

Two day clinic on both Saturday and Sunday

Top Roping Anchor

For climbers who are interested in getting out on your own top-roping, we are offering a two day clinics covering the skills you need to build natural and/or bolted top ropes.

This is a 2 day clinic held over both days this weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

Day 1 will cover: anchor selection with trees, boulders, and/or bolts, anchor building, tether lines, and basic belaying skill review

Day 2 will include: review and more practice of anchor building, rappelling off the anchor, ground management, belay skills.

Limited to 8 participants on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Top Rope Anchoring Registration

Introduction to Lead Climbing

Introduction to Lead Climbing - For experienced climbers looking to get out on the sharp end and start leading, we're offering a two day clinic in our lead climbing program. Over the two days we'll cover: gear placement, extension, and anchor building; methods of belaying and lowering off the anchor; mock leads and rappelling safety tips.

This is for climbers who have prior experience and are familiar with traditional gear removal, can tie the basic knots (figure eight and a clove hitch), and rappelling.

Participants will need to provide their own basic rack - nuts, cams, carabiners, slings, and cordellette - for use in the clinic.

Limited to 8 participants on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All basic equipment provided. Participants will need to provide their own climbing protection and other gear for leading/anchor building

Introduction to Leading Registration

Sunday, April 26, 2020

One day clinic on Sunday only

Intermediate Rock Climbing Skills

For climbers who have some previous experience and want to take it to a higher level, we'll show you more of the skills you need to climb more efficiently such as; improved climbing techniques for crack, face, overhangs, etc., seconding a lead - cleaning the gear, etc., multi-pitch techniques - knots for anchoring, stance management, etc., basic rope management, rappelling with a back up, and provide you with as much rock climbing as possible

Limited to 8 participants on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Intermediate Rock Climbing Skills Registration

Top Roping Anchors, Part 2

Top Roping Anchors, Part 2 - For climbers who are interested in getting out on your own top-roping, we are offering two, one-day clinics covering the skills you need to build natural and/or bolted top ropes.

This is part 2 in a series for climbers who have had prior training with top rope anchors. If you have not had any prior training, you will need to take the 2-day clinic offered this weekend. We reserve the right to ask anyone who attends without prior skills to leave without refund or credit.

Part 2 will include: review and more practice of anchor building, rappelling off the anchor, ground management, belay skills.

Limited to 8 participants on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Part 2 Top Rope Registration

Monday, April 27, 2020

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing in the Trapps or Near Trapps

Looking to get out on some great routes in the Gunks that you haven't had a chance to yet, or aren't comfortable leading? We'll team you up with one other participant and your own private guide to set off and knock off some climbs!

Limited to 8 participants on a 2:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided. Day passes to the Mohonk Preserve are not provided.

Multi-Pitch Climbing Registration