Rock Climbing

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
to 6:30PM
7:15AM to 6:30PM
Arrive by 7:00AM

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About the trip

A day of outdoor rock climbing

What We Love

  • Climb in the legendary Shawangunks
  • Variety of routes available
  • Professional guides for support
  • Learn skills to grow in climbing

Your Day

We'll begin the day with a beautiful drive into the heart of the Hudson Valley. Your experienced Discover Outdoors guides will find the ideal spot for the team and set everyone up for success along the world famous Gunks. Throughout the day, your guides will be there to assist, encourage and guide the group as you all learn the ropes. There is no better view than a view well-earned, and you will earn these vistas while becoming a more fluid, focused climber. Before you know it, you'll find the holds, belay like a pro and scale a rock face with grace. After exploring a variety of routes, it's back to the city, our heads held a little higher.

Perfect for:  First time climbers, climbers transitioning from indoor to outdoor, intermediate climbers

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Level 3/10
The North Face2101 Broadway
7:15AM to 6:30PMArrive by 7:00AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Sunscreen
  • Climbing gear is provided, but you're welcome to bring your own harness and shoes if you prefer


Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing that's not too baggy
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Harness, shoes, helmet, and all climbing gear
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your DO guides

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "Drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at Plattekill Travel Plaza at 8:30 AM. From there, you'll follow the van about 45 minutes to the parking area. Please note there may be a fee to park.


Level 3

Easy Active - Perfect for Active First Timers

Level 3 trips will give you a broad sense of what climbing and hiking are all about. Test yourself on intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending multiple peaks. The trips will invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your skills.


Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for the trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.


Plan on getting starter miles under your belt. You’ll be hiking three to six miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long basketball game.


You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.

Elevation Change

There could be up to 1,000 feet of change in the day.


From sea level to 3,000 feet.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

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