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Current Gunks Climbing Conditions

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aemerick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0

Hey everyone. I got upset a couple weeks back when I thought I missed my last Gunks opportunity of the season before cold and snow set in, but weather this Tuesday looks tolerable enough to climb. 

But given the snow the past couple weeks (at least in NYC) I’m not sure if it’s worth the trip. Anyone been there recently have a snow / water seepage status? (for trad, not for bouldering). 

Justin A. · · New York, NY · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

I did some XC skiing at Minnewaska and a run around the Overcliff/Undercliff loop on Saturday. There was not much snow on the Trapps (hence the run instead of ski). You’ll be a bit wet on some routes but I bet you’d have luck finding climbable conditions. Wish I didn’t have work, I’d love to join you!

edit: I didn’t actually get up close on any rock. Just observed from the Undercliff carriage road. 

lucander · · Stone Ridge, NY · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 257

Plenty of dry rock. Wear layers, pack hand warmers and tone it down a bit.

Jon Po · · Mahwah, NJ · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 170

Bouldering will probably be more enjoyable than climbing routes.

aemerick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0

Thanks for the responses! We ended up getting out and had no problems finding stuff to climb.

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