Gear Rentals & Climbing Shop


The Gunks Climbing School is a tiny shop located right at the base of the mountain.  The shop is attached to the Mountain Harbor Deli, right across the street from the Mountain Brauhaus restaurant, and right down the road from the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park.  We’ve packed the shop with all sorts of rock gear including ropes, harnesses, shoes, helmets, carabiners, chalk, slings, rock protection, and more.  Climbers often stop by after grabbing a sandwich at the deli or on their way up to the crag for some last minute gear shopping.  Hikers also enjoy stopping in for recommendations on where to hike.  Give us a call if you have any questions about the area, or check out our store on the way to the cliff.

The Gunks climbing shop and Climbing School are located at the intersection of route 299 and 44/55, about 7 miles west of New Paltz.  If you’re going to The Gunks from New Paltz or Gardiner, you’ll be passing our Climbing School & store on the way.  Give us a call on your drive up and we’ll let you know if we carry the items you’re looking for!

Gear Rentals

If you are climbing with the EMS Climbing School, all technical climbing gear is included with your lesson.  For safety reasons we do not rent out harnesses, helmets, ropes, or climbing hardware to the public.  This gear can only be used under the supervision of an EMS climbing instructor and is included with your climbing lesson.

Item Rental Cost*
Rock Climbing Shoes $10
Bouldering Pad $20

Cross-Country Ski Package (skis/poles/boots)

–adult sizes ONLY–



–adult and youth sizes–

Microspikes $10
Trekking Poles $5
Backpack $10
Double Plastic Boots $25
Crampons $20
Mountaineering Axe $15
Technical Ice Tools (pair) $40
Gaiters $10

*Gear is only available to rent after Climbing School needs have been met for the day.  Valid ID and credit card payment are required.

NOTE:  Rentals are first come, first serve.  We do NOT accept reservations.  Please do not call us to ask about what ski sizes we have left in stock – we cannot guarantee that we will have a full size run when you arrive.  If you are with a large party, every member of the party must be present for outfitting.  

We are primarily a guiding service, so we don’t have set days and times that we are open for rentals.  Please contact us for rental hours.

Hiking, Snowshoeing, & Cross-Country Skiing

Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Cross-Country Skiing can be done at Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve.

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