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Dick Williams' new Trapps guidebook.

The Climber's Guide to the Shawangunks: The Trapps



Dick Williams, Vulgarian Press, 2004.
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A new comprehensive edition of Williams' Trapps guidebook. Includes detailed route descriptions, photos of the routes, drawings showing access trails, quality ratings and protection grades.

Bonus material includes: detailed history section, geology, new descriptions, new ratings, new variations, link-ups, rappel stations, and new routes.

The definitive guide to The Trapps; referred to by Gunks locals as the "Grey Dick".
Todd Swain's Gunks Guide.

The Gunks Guide, Third Edition



Todd Swain, Chockstone Press, 1995.
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Swain's all-inclusive guide to The Trapps, Near Trapps, Sky Top, and Millbrook. Route descriptions, photos, quality ratings, and protection ratings. Not as detailed as Williams' guides, but has everything in one volume.

Be aware that the Swain guide, especially, is regularly inaccurate in its route descriptions. Visitors, and even locals, who attempt to navigate via this guide frequently "get Swained". That said, it's extremely convenient to have all the routes for ALL the Gunks areas in a single volume; it's up to the climber as to what they want to carry.
Dick Williams' Gunks Select guidebook.

The Gunks Select: The Definitive Guide to the Best Climbing Routes in the Shawangunks



Dick Williams, Vulgarian Press, second edition, 2001. Out of print.
A guide to the best routes at The Trapps, Near Trapps, and Sky Top. Route descriptions, route photos, drawings showing access trails, quality ratings, and protection ratings.

A great one-volume reference for the visiting climber wanting information on the best climbs at the Gunks.
Dick Williams' Near Trapps guidebook.

Shawangunk Rock Climbs: The Near Trapps and Millbrook



Dick Williams, The AAC Press, third edition, 1991.
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Dick Williams' 1991 guide to The Near Trapps and Millbrook; part of his three-volume Gunks guidebook set from the American Alpine Club Press. Contains route descriptions, route photos, line drawings showing the start of the routes, quality ratings, and protection grades. The information is a bit dated.

Williams is working on a new Near Trapps guide, scheduled to be published in September, 2008.
Dick Williams' Sky Top guidebook.

Shawangunks Rock Climbs: Sky Top



Dick Williams, The AAC Press, third edition, 1991.
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Dick Williams' 1991 guide to Sky Top; part of his three-volume Gunks guidebook set from the American Alpine Club Press.

Much of the introductory information is out of date, but the climbing information is still accurate. Contains route descriptions, route photos, line drawings showing the start of the routes, quality ratings, and protection grades. The route descriptions are more detailed than those found in Swain's guide.

Admin's Note: There is now limited climbing permitted at Sky Top. Please refer to the main Sky Top page for more details.
Peter's Kill Climbing Guide.

Peter's Kill Climbing Guide



Robert Wilson
Guide to climbing (lead and top-roping) at Peter's Kill. Should be available at Rock and Snow in New Paltz.

Please note that there is no information on bouldering in this slim guidebook.

Book



Ivan A Greene and Marc E Russo, Jefe Publication, 2003.
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Bouldering in the Shawangunks