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New York : The Gunks

The Climber's Guide to the Shawangunks: The Trapps

Dick Williams

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In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Shawangunk climbing, Dick Williams has published an updated edition of his essential climber's guide to the Trapps.

A new comprehensive edition to the Trapps. Bonus material includes: detailed history section, new descriptions, new ratings, new variations, link-ups, rappel stations, and yes even new routes!

The Climber's Guide to the Shawangunks: The Near Trapps and Millbrook

Dick Williams

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A new comprehensive edition to the Near Trapps and Millbrook. Bonus material includes: detailed history section, new descriptions, new ratings, new variations, link-ups, rappel stations, and even new routes!

ISBN: 0-9646949-2-1

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.

New York : The Gunks : The Trapps

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".