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  • The Gunks Guide

    Completely updated, The Gunks Guide is the comprehensive rock climber's guidebook to 1,200 Shawangunk routes.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Detailed descriptions to the area's four major cliffs: The Trapps, Near Trapps, Mill Brook, and Sky Top
    • Photographs help you to locate climbing routes
    • The Shawangunk Ridge is located just 90 miles north of New York City and eight miles west of New Paltz
    • Paperback; 387 pages
    • By Todd Swain

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1.0

Get the other guide book

By Pablito

from Pennington, NJ

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Pros

    Cons

    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

      Comments about Globe Pequot TODD SWAIN The Gunks Guide:

      This book is very inaccurate. I've heard this from other people and also experienced it first hand. It will say a route is a 5.2 and will show a 5.6 route instead - for example Willie's Weep. Plus, consider that Todd Swain is 6"4'.

       
      4.0

      The Gunks is the place ... great tool!

      By Lance the Cacher/Climber

      from Philadelphia PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Complete list of routes
      • Good descriptions
      • Small - fit in pocket

      Cons

      • Not full enough of topo
      • Tricky to navigate with

      Best Uses

      • Starting layout of climbs

      Comments about Globe Pequot TODD SWAIN The Gunks Guide:

      We used this book but found it often hard to find the routes (I think it was just hard until we asked other climbers which route they were on.) Once we got to a route, this helped greatly... but I have since switched to another book that has much clearer diagrams and information on bolts, bad pitons and has much more info on the more popular climbs... I would always have both when we go again.

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