Type: Trad, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: Dick Williams and Jim McCarthy, 1963
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Shared By: kyle lefkoff on Oct 6, 2012
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Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappelling Details
Access Issue: While public climbing is still legally and enforceably prohibited at Sky Top, you may climb LEGALLY at Sky Top as a guided client, since 2007. Details


Nothing beats the solitude and quality of Skytop on a crowded weekend in the Gunks, and Sound and Fury is a classic not to be missed.

Make a burly crack move off the deck, or slide in from the corner on the right at the crux (the Clune Start). Steep, well protected moves for hands and fingers get you to a belay at 60 feet.

While most parties descend here, there's extra credit for leading another 60 feet to the summit, past another hard section off the belay, and some easier roofs at the top.


Start below the double inset cracks fifty feet left of Foops.

Climbing at Skytop is now allowed (and encouraged!) so long as you hire a Certified AMGA Guide through Alpine Endeavors: alpineendeavors.com/


Standard Gunks Rack
Fixed belay at 60 feet
No fixed belay on top.