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Rock Climbing Photo: 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.
Rock Climbing Photo: 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.

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