Mountain Skills Climbing Guides and Gunks Rock Climbing Instruction

Gunks Rock Climbing – 845-853-5450 – www.mountainskills.biz – Guiding the Gunks and Beyond

Gunks right before New Years

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Near Trapps from top of AMC Slab

The real plan was to climb some ice in the Catskills for two days with Susan.  She really wanted to learn how to climb ice while on vacation in New York.  The warm weather had other plans for us.  I even thought about driving to the Adirondacks to climb ice.  The weather sometimes dictates what you do and were you go in the Northeast.  Saturday we climbed 7 pitches and had a good amount of fun doing it.  Sunday saw the big warm up and all the snow on top of the cliff started to thaw and head in a different direction(down the cliff).  Susan and I had decided on working on anchor building skills, placing gear and rappelling with a backup so the wet rock didn’t spoil our plans for the day.  I learned once again that with a open mind and a good sense of humor you can have a great time no matter what you originally wanted to do.

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