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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Exploring the Shawangunks: Hiking Bonticou Crag

Hiking Bonticou Crag

Written by Michele De Vincentis

Mohonk Preserve is New York’s largest visitor and member-supported nature preserve that’s home to 165,000 annual visitors and 8,000 acres of forests, cliffs, fields, ponds, and streams. It is located on the Shawankgunk Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Mountains that’s just 90 miles north of New York City.

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