Gunks Rock Climbing Instruction
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides is the premiere climbing service to experience New York’s beautiful Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains.
Mountain Skills was created to inspire and challenge climbers of all levels while fostering an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. Our passion is rock and ice climbing, and our highly experienced New York State licensed guides have climbed extensively both in North America and at some of the finest crags around the world. Whether you’re a first-timer looking for an introduction to the vertical environment or an experienced climber wanting hone or pick up some new skills, we pride ourselves on having a guide to suit your needs.
Founded in 1984 and located only 90 miles north of New York City, Mountain Skills is one of the few guide services authorized to guide rock climbing on theMohonk Preserve, where the Gunks’ impressive cliffs are located. We support the ongoing efforts of the Preserve to protect the unique and fragile environment of the Shawangunk Ridge, and always offer discounts to current Mohonk Preserve members.
Mountain Skills Climbing Guides is a fully insured, American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) accredited rock and ice climbing guide service committed to providing a superb experience to each and every climber and adventurer who joins us.
Rock climbing is inherently dangerous. All those who participate in climbing programs with Mountain Skills Climbing Guides do so at their own risk.