Gunks Road Trip Registration,
Preserve Access & Guiding


Road Trip Registration

The registration fee is the base cost for all attendees of the road trip. Registration gets you two nights of camping, two breakfasts, and one dinner. If you don’t already have a membership to the Mohonk Preserve, consider adding a day pass. And if you don’t have the skills and equipment to lead trad, set up topropes, or boulder outside, consider adding a day out with our guided group, or making arrangements with another guide company.

AAC Member Registration Costs: $50 Early Bird / $60 Pre-Registered / $70 Weekend-Of 

Non-Member Registration Costs: $55 Early Bird / $65 Pre-Registered / $75 Weekend-Of

Early-Bird sale ends August 9th


Mohonk Preserve Access

The majority of the climbing at the Gunks is located on the Mohonk Preserve, which is privately owned. In order to climb on the preserve grounds, you must have a season pass or a day pass, which normally costs $20. For the Road Trip you can purchase day passes through the Philadelphia AAC at a discounted rate of $10 per pass. Please note, the Gunks is strictly a traditional climbing area, there is no sport climbing available. So you will need to be able to trad climb, build anchors, or boulder outside competently. If you are not comfortable with the above, please consider joining our guided group.

To purchase a discounted day pass, register for the Road Trip first using the link below, then add the appropriate number of day passes to your cart. Grab your passes at the AAC tent when you check in with us at the Art Farm.

* The Mohonk preserve extends free passes to active duty military and to disabled veterans.


AAC PHL Group Guided Climbing

If you do not have trad gear, or aren’t comfortable leading traditional climbs, building toprope anchors, or bouldering outside, we have partnered with our friends at EMS Guides to help set up climbs for you and take you to their favorite places to climb. The cost is $90 per day. We’re expecting about a dozen people to join us each day. We’ll meet our guides first thing in the morning and break into groups of 2-4 for the day. You can sign up for either Saturday or Sunday, or both.

To sign up for the EMS group, register for the Road Trip first using the link below, then add on a Guided course to your cart.

* Please note: if you register for a day of guided climbing with EMS, you will not need a day pass to access the preserve.

Hire your own guides

If you’d like to hire a guide for a specific objective or to learn a specific skill, there are many other great guiding services in the area that you can work with direclty:

Alpine Endeavors - AMGA Accredited Business
(845) 658-3094 

Vitti Mountain Guides - AMGA Rock Guide/Instructor
(845) 901-3687

Mountain Skills - AMGA Accredited Business
(845) 853-5450

High Xposure Adventures - AMGA Accredited Business
(800) 777-2546

Ragged Mountain Guides - AMGA Rock Instructor
(203) 228-2311

Alpine Logic - IFMGA/AMGA Rock Guide
(207) 949-1736