A trip to the Gunks.

You may be surprised to learn that some of the best rock climbing on the east coast of the United States can be found less than 2 hours North of New York City. The Shawangunk Ridge, or the Gunks for short, extend from the northernmost point of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains. The most popular climbing areas are found in the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY.