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Was going to go on Thursday to avoid weekend crowds, but now the weather looks poor. Typically speaking, how are the crowds on a Friday, compare to Saturday or Sunday? steverett
From San Diego, CA
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Oct 24, 2012
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I usually go on either Monday or Friday. Only went once on a Saturday this year and that was enough: almost couldn't park.

We plan on being there this Friday.

Keep in mind that this w/e October 27th at 4:00 pm, the Gunks Climbers Coalition (GCC) will be hosting it's bi-annual BBQ and auction. The event will take place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. More crowded than usual.
wivanoff
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Oct 24, 2012
steverett wrote:
Was going to go on Thursday to avoid weekend crowds, but now the weather looks poor. Typically speaking, how are the crowds on a Friday, compare to Saturday or Sunday?


Crowds are much worse on weekdays, please only go on weekends.

Ok, just kidding. You are right in guessing that Fridays are a little more crowded, but I feel like I've always been able to get on whatever I want on pretty much any weekday.

For what it's worth, on later fall days when the forecast is a little iffy or it's overcast, you can often have the entire cliff to yourself on a weekday. Awesome!
Optimistic
From New Paltz
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Oct 24, 2012
Yeah the weather is looking iffy on Thursday; I'd just wait and see, but I'm driving out Wednesday night so I don't want to waste a trip out if it ends up raining. steverett
From San Diego, CA
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Oct 24, 2012
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Any weekday is better than Sat/Sun. Kevin Heckeler
From Upstate New York
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Oct 24, 2012
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I climb in the Gunks a lot on Fridays. It's never crowded when I've been there. rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Joined Feb 15, 2008
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Oct 24, 2012
I was there on Friday, 10/5 and it was much less crowded than the following Sat and Sun. And that was with a forecast that heavily favored Friday over the weekend. PTR
From NEPA
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Oct 24, 2012
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Its supposed to be raining at the gunks tuesday-thursday. Then again sat and sun. mon tues. Real rainy fall this year...

Most non-roof routes are going to be awful wet. If its a long drive prob not worth it.
superkick
From West Hartford, CT
Joined Aug 23, 2011
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Oct 24, 2012
Only supposed to be 20% chance of showers tomorrow.Overcast and mid to upper fifties.Should be pretty empty tomorrow. Keith Perry
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