Catskills Ice Climbing Instruction

Ice Climbing in New Paltz, New York, United States of America

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Catskill's Ice Climbing Instruction:
Come experience ice climbing around New York’s Catskill Mountains during the spectacular winter months. Discover beautiful cascading waterfalls, flowing gullies, and steep runnels frozen with formations made just for vertical ice climbing. Challenge... Show more

Catskill's Ice Climbing Instruction:
Come experience ice climbing around New York’s Catskill Mountains during the spectacular winter months. Discover beautiful cascading waterfalls, flowing gullies, and steep runnels frozen with formations made just for vertical ice climbing. Challenge yourself in this crystallized environment using crampons, boots, and technical ice climbing tools provided by Mountain Skills Climbing Guides. Let the Hudson Valley’s most knowledgeable and skilled staff show you the proper techniques for ascending ice.

Beginner Ice Climbing Courses:

Never ice climbed before? That is not a problem in this course! We will get you out on the ice and have you swinging the tools in no time at areas like Stoney Clove, Deep Notch, Moore's Bridge or the Asbestos Wall. You will learn basic movement on ice, how to swing ice climbing tools properly, efficient techniques for travel over snow and ice with crampons and belay commands for correctly ascending and descending ice climbs. This course is a great way to break into ice climbing. Technical climbing equipment provided by Mountain Skills Climbing Guides.

Intermediate Ice Climbing Courses:
This course is designed for climbers with some climbing experience. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the Catskill's favorite multi-pitch ravine climbs such as Buttermilk, Wildcat, Hillyer or Viola. If conditions allow, you could climb the Catskill's jewel, Kaaterskill Falls or the reliable five pitch Platte Clove waterfalls, featuring Japanese, Bridal Veil, and Plattekill Falls. If steep, energy draining ice is your goal, let us show you the Devil's Kitchen or the Black Chasm. Technical climbing equipment provided by Mountain Skills Climbing Guides.

Adirondack's and White Mountain's:
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides offers ice climbing in the Adirondacks and holds permits for the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If you would like to climb a special route in one of those destinations, we would be more than happy to take you there.

Warning: Ice climbing is inherently dangerous. All those who participate in ice climbing with Mountain Skills Climbing Guides do so at their own risk.

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$125.00
Duration
8 hours

Location

Directions:

The Gunks is located 90 miles North West of New York City.  The easiest way to get here is to take the New York State Thruway from NYC, I-87, North to Exit 18; New Paltz.

Rock and Snow: After the Exit 18 toll plaza, there is a traffic light (it is a T- intersection), take a Left at this light onto Route 299. Follow Rt. 299 West through 4 traffic lights. After you go through the 4th light, Rock and Snow will be on your Left. Park in the lot across the street, near the Post Office and Mobil gas station. We will meet you in Rock and Snow.

Bus and Train Schedule:

When coming from New York City you have a couple of mass transit options to get to New Paltz. The Metro North train which leaves out of Grand Central Station and drops you off across the Hudson river in Poughkeepsie and also the Adirondack Trailways bus which leaves out of the Port Authority to the New Paltz village. If you take the bus you can easily walk down the street to Rock and Snow to meet your guide. The bus leaves about every hour to and from New York City. The website for the Adirondack Trailways bus is www.trailwaysny.com. The website for taking Metro North train from Grand Central Station to the Poughkeepsie Station is www.mta.nyc.ny.us .

City
New Paltz
State / Region
New York
Zip / Postcode
12561
Country
United States of America
41.7318899 -74.1005044

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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