Welcome to Climbing in the Gunks – Gear & Logistics

Gunks Climbing gear Minnewaska lodge
Enjoying a morning cup of coffee while going through gear on the back lawn of Minnewaska Lodge

The Gunks are considered one of the most iconic and well preserved trad climbing destinations in the United States. Join us for Part 2 of our article series as we discuss the necessary Gunks gear, logistics and area beta to make your visit enjoyable and run a bit smoother.

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Welcome to Climbing in the Gunks – A Lesson in History

The Gunks are considered one of the most iconic and well preserved trad climbing destinations in the United States. Join us in this five part article series on Gunks climbing taking you through the history, beta, ethics and routes that make the Shawangunks Ridge in New York state  worthy of multiple trips.

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Destination Ice – The Northeast Ice Climbing Gems of New Hampshire

The Black Dike at Cannon Cliff in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

The 2019-20 Ice season can’t get here fast enough.  To help get you inspired, get your tick list started, and remind you to get your ass into the gym to train with DRY ICE Tools, we’ve asked Ben Carlson, co-owner of Furnace Industries, to curate a series of articles outlining just a few of the adventures out there around the country just awaiting the kiss of your sweet blue steel picks. Check out these Northeast ice climbing gems of New Hampshire!
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The Spirit of Aloha: Climbing in Hawaii

Written by Alex Kahn
A series of mountainous islands make up the small arcing shape of America’s Hawaiian islands. While technically a state, Hawai’i is vastly different from the rest of America’s culture and is remarkably similar to the Polynesian culture: the people who initially discovered and developed Hawai’i. While I have traveled to Hawai’i before as a tourist, during 2017 and 2018, I decided to spend significant amounts of time living there. With this additional time, I delved deeper into the natural beauty that formed legends, the history that shaped culture, and a state-of-mind that influenced attitudes. While each island has a unique geography and vibe, they share the Hawaiian pride and the spirit of “Aloha.”
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11 Climbing Books to Keep You Inspired on Rainy Days

reading climbing books

We all get rained out on occasion. The weather just doesn’t work out in our favor, mother nature decides its now monsoon season. For the next week you are stuck staring at gear, Instagram and google maps seeing if you can make that 6-7 hours drive to the nearest dry crag a feasible “weekend trip”. Here are some climbing books to past the time.
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