ALPINE ENDEAVORS is honored to be the exclusive guide service for Mohonk Mountain House and its guests.

We are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association, all of our guides are New York State licensed for climbing, skilled in first aid, and certified by the American Mountain Guides Association.

We operate daily throughout the Shawangunks, including the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park.

Our rock season at Sky Top runs from April 1 through November 30, for overnight guests and day meal guests of Mohonk Mountain House.





About Us

Alpine Endeavors is an AMGA accredited guide service offering professional instruction and guided trips for rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering. We are comprised of experienced, passionate climbers who are trained guides and instructors. Our guides' enthusiasm will get you excited, and their experience and professionalism will put you at ease.
Please take a moment to meet our guides.

We are based in the center some of the best climbing on the East Coast, the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains of New York.

The Shawangunks, located only 1 1/2 hours north of New York City, are legendary for rock climbing and offer an abundance of high quality routes for all abilities. We operate at all locations in the Shawangunks including the Peterskill Climbing Area at Minnewaska State Park, The Mohonk Preserve, and Sky Top at Mohonk Mountain House.

The Catskills offer incredible ice climbing that is reliable every year. Being only two hours north of New York City, they offer some of the best ice climbing in the east.

In addition to our home locations, we also offer guided trips to other areas abroad. Please view our main web site at for more information about up-coming trips.

We believe in supporting our local and national organizations to promote and protect climbing for future generations. We are supporting members of the following organizations:

The Mohonk Preserve
Gunks Climbers' Coalition
Friends of the Shawangunks
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
The Access Fund
The American Alpine Club
The American Mountain Guides' Association
The Alpine Club of Canada
Leave No Trace


We are sponsored by, and exclusively use the best gear on the market, by the following manufactures:



For overnight reservations at Mohonk Mountain House , please call 1-800-772-6646 and specify your interest in rock climbing.


To book an overnight reservation and rock climbing at Sky Top, please contact:

Mohonk Mountain House

Overnight Reservations

Rock Climbing Information

Mohonk Preserve Authorized 
Guide Service
AMGA Accredited 
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