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Keeping Cool on a summer day!

A full crew of first time rappellers took to the Catskills to hone their skills on the wild waterfalls of Platte Clove. Water levels were pretty tame, but still ‘sporty’.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlenty of wet rock scrambling between the drops kept people on their toes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese guys are a million miles away from the hard pavement of downtown Gotham.There was time to contemplate nature and take plenty of pictures along the way.


Eventually the sun came out midway thru the trip at the bottom of the second drop plunge pool.


By the final long drop, these guys were looking confident and having fun!


Before hiking out, the last pool was too tempting as the sun made another appearance, capping a perfect summer day.


Gunks Rock Climbing & Catskill Overnight-Hiking trip

The Gunks Rock Climbing & Catskill Overnight-Hiking trip is a great two or three-day adventure for people with little to no experience.  The trip begins at Rock and Snow in New Paltz.  In the morning we  going over the suggested gear list, trip itinerary, routes, peaks, weather and waivers.  Once you get fitted for our rock climbing adventure, we head up to the world-famous Gunks for a day of rock climbing and rappelling.   After we get our rock climbing in, we head up to the Catskill Mountains and hike to our planned lean-to camping site.  We set up camp, get situated and then it’s time for food and relaxation.

After a good night’s sleep under the stars and a energizing breakfast in the morning we start our summit hiking.  Typically we are going to climb two-three of the Catskill 3500 peaks in a day.  The Catskill’s offers great views and fun hiking for all levels.  For more information call 845-853-5450 or email

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