Mountain Skills Climbing Guides and Gunks Rock Climbing Instruction

Gunks Rock Climbing – 845-853-5450 – – Guiding the Gunks and Beyond

Dustin Portzline


rock instructorAfter several years and countless days climbing in the Gunks, Dustin Portzline finally made the move from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to New Paltz in Fall 2010. He brings with him the experience of two summers as a climbing instructor at Falling Creek Camp in North Carolina, plus many lengthy road trips sampling a diversity of American rock. Dustin strongly believes that climbing is the most spectacular way to experience our natural world, and is perpetually psyched to share the sport and lifestyle with others. His favorite climbing arenas include the High Sierra, Red Rocks, Western North Carolina and, of course, the Gunks. Dustin is a  certified AMGA Rock Instructor, certified Leave No Trace Trainer, Wilderness First Responder and a licensed New York State Rock and Ice Guide, and is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. When not squeezing in a few more pitches, Dustin is working on a naturalist’s guide to the Shawangunk Ridge.


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