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Outerthere In The Gunks!


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Outerthere In The Gunks!


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Outerthere In the Gunks (Year Round)

Ice climbing in the Gunks. Source: my instagram.

Ice climbing in the Gunks. Source: my instagram.

If you need a break from your indoor rock gym, or have climbed out of state before but want to try NY climbing (Yeah!), this page is for you. Working in collaboration with local guides and instructors, Outerthere is helping NYC locals plan rock and ice climbing trips year round in the best outdoor climbing setting in the northeast, the Shawangunk Ridge.

STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS

Step 1. Departure is from Port Authority through the 40th and 8th street entrance.  Once inside, immediately on the left side is the Trailways NY ticket area. Buses leave daily to New Paltz, NY, but if headed out on the weekend, best bus is 7am bus that gets you to New Paltz at 8:35a. Roundtrip to New Paltz is $42. Weekdays and same day roundtrip is cheaper.

Step 2. So why on earth would you want to be on a bus at 7am on a Saturday or Sunday? Because by 9am, all of the local guides congregate at the local climbing shop Rock and Snow to pick up their clients for the day and head out to the cliffs. (It's a 5 minute walk down the hill on Main Street from the bus drop off). And if you're headed up on a weekend, there'll be lots of climbers just like you, and finding parking at the park is like finding parking in NYC - impossible. And assuming you do find parking, good luck finding a free route to climb without waiting. Early bird bonus: extra climbing time! What happens if you're not an early bird? There's an 8:30a bus that arrives in New Paltz at 10:05a. Once you're there, our climbing partner can pick you up and drive you to the cliffs about 6 miles away, but yeah, more waiting, less climbing. As a heads up, climbing routes are not located next to the parking lot. Be prepared to hike a mile or 3 until you find an open route within your climbing ability.

Step 2 (DIY).  If you decide to forgo a guide, it's all good, there's always awesome people willing to offer you a free ride to the actual cliffs, but you have to get to Rock and Snow by 9a. You see, there's no shuttle service from New Paltz to Mohonk Preserve's West Trapp parking lot, where you enter to some of the best climbing in the northeast. Can't leave the New Yorker at home? There's a car service right there at the bus depot. And be prepared to pay NYC car service prices to get you to the park. Once at the park, it's $17 for a day pass to climb, which are sold at the park entrance. (Go with a guide we arranged, your pass is included.) And if you carpooled it up, expect to be back at the parking lot by 4p-4:30p, when day trippers will be headed back with their guides and you can snag another ride back into town for the bus. Don't worry, unlike typical NY'ers, no one will judge you for bumming a ride. It's just the way things are at the Gunks.

Step 3. There are dozens of local guides working for a few companies or independently (and they all know each other or work for more than one company). Some are also certified instructors. And all are certified bad asses. But just because they know every nook and cranny of the cliffs (or act like they do), doesn't mean they all know what they're doing or know how to convey their knowledge in a manner that makes sense for you. One of the reasons to trust me with planning your climbing trip at the Gunks is that with no stake in guiding, I will pair you with the best guide for you based on my own tried-and-tested criteria, not which guide in my roster I've got available.

Rock climbing the Gunks. Source: my Facebook

Rock climbing the Gunks. Source: my Facebook

Step 4. Epic day is done. You're still on that high. And now you're back in town. Tip your guide well, they've earned it. And then head over to Rock and Snow for fresh gear or their discount shop around the corner for deeply discounted used gear.  (It's not a plug; any guide you go with will pretty much peer pressure you into checking out Rock and Snow, so it's become etiquette to just go in and check stuff out, even if you don't intend to buy anything.)

Step 5. After checking out Rock and Snow (and being even more stoked) you will need a drink. There are a bunch of awesome places you can pick up something to eat and drink, but for sheer diversity, nothing beats Bacchus, with 400+ beer selections. It's Tex-Mex with huge servings, which you'll need after the thousands of calories you just burned.

Step 6. Keep track of the time. On the weekends, there's a 6:05p back to NYC. Miss that one, grab another beer or 2, because the next bus is 8:05p. Miss that 8:05p, or want to stay the night? There are a ton of B&B's in the area, but my favorite is Mountain Meadows, about 3.5 miles away from the bus depot. Huge rooms, free snacks, fire place, outdoor hot tub, and unbeatable views of the cliffs. Word. Ask for Corinne or Art. Please note that local B&Bs have busy seasons at the start of climbing seasons and prefer 2-or-3-night minimum stays. Don't expect to just call them last minute and get a room for a night. There are hostels on Main Street that can accommodate you for a night. Let me know ahead of time if you think you'll want to hang for the weekend. It'll get hooked up as part of your package. And you won't regret it.

OK, so you down to go?! Awesome! Fees start as low as $155/pp, and increases depending on the number of people who go with you (groups of 4, 8, 12, etc preferred) and other factors.

All gear (climbing footwear, harness, rope, helmet, plus ice tools and crampons in the winter) and park entry fee are included when you plan your trip with Outerthere. Other specialty gear, including layers, ice pants, gloves, gaiters, etc, you've got to bring yourself. (Want to rent all that stuff instead of buying it, Outerthere partner Avi at Traverse can help and can be included in your package). And if you ask nicely, I might just go with you if my schedule permits. (Check out the calendar on the Home page and ask me on dates I don't have something planned to increase your likelihood of getting me to go.)

Here's what to pack for the time of the year you decide to go. Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #inthegunks so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!


Outerthere In The Gunks!
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Outerthere In the Gunks Reservations

Please note that Outerthere is your adventure planner and this fee just gets the ball rolling on setting up your guide, gear rentals, bus trip, transportation, and park entrance fees (if applicable).

  • Once you've reserved your spot, you'll receive a link asking you additional questions, which will help in planning your trip better.
  • Once your package is ready, you'll be sent another link to submit your payment for everything (tips and beer money won't be included).
  • When payment is confirmed, you'll be sent a follow up link with a confirmation, additional details, and a waiver from our outfitter partner. Here's the Outerthere waiver [PDF].
  • 24 to 48 hours before your trip, you'll be sent reminders and a weather report, so you know how to dress.
Start Planning Now

+ Prefer to use cash, Paypal, or personal checks? No prob. Email Outerthere to make arrangements.


Concerned about your safety? Check out uber guide/instructor Sue Kligerman explain how she keeps you safe all the time.

Concerned about your safety? Check out uber guide/instructor Sue Kligerman explain how she keeps you safe all the time.

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May 10, 2014 - Dunderberg Will Kick Your Bear Intermediate Hike


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May 10, 2014 - Dunderberg Will Kick Your Bear Intermediate Hike


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Dunderberg Will Kick Your Bear Intermediate Hike

Bear Mountain's lesser known cousin, Dunderberg Mountain, presents an awesome 7-mile loop just south of the famous resort mountain (once destined to be a NYS prison!)  With epic views preceded by epic scrambling, you don't want to miss this trip!  This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE.  We'll be meeting in front of the Schnippers at the ground floor of the New York Times Building on 41st street and 8th ave at 8am and walking over as a group to the Port Authority on 41st and 8th ave to take the 8:45a Shortline Bus headed to Bear Mountain-West Point (buy round trip, $36).  We will be returning on the 5:19p bus back. Bring your headlamp and/or flashlight, just in case.  And here's what gear to pack.  Hashtag for this trip is #dunderbergwillkickyourbear


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May 24, 2014 - Just An Overnight on the Appalachian Trail


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May 24, 2014 - Just An Overnight on the Appalachian Trail


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Just An Overnight on the Appalachian Trail

UPDATE - NEW MEETING TIME AND LOCATION!! Who said camping had to be multi-day? If you just want to get out of the city for a night, unplug and disconnect from your devices, and drink with an open container without getting arrested, this is your trip. I’ll be car camping and after we've set up camp, I'll be leading a bonus(!) short, beginner, night hike through the oldest section of the Appalachian Trail at Buchanan Mountain in Sterling Forest State Park. Doesn't that sound awesome! I would love it if you came with me; you haven’t laughed until you’ve heard me after a few shots of whiskey. This is a perfect hike for anyone who’s never camped full-on outdoors in the woods before and is looking for a great way to try it. 

We'll be meeting Saturday, May 24 at 11a at the Fairway Market in Chelsea at 766 Sixth Ave between 26th and 25th streets to get food, then driving up to the camp ground right after. We'll be returning Sunday afternoon. We’re going rain or shine.  And remember, Monday is Memorial Day, so you get a day off to do laundry.

Your fee covers transportation, gas, tolls, permit, booze, and food for the 2 days, plus the sense of security that comes with going with a pro guide. Here's what to pack for the weather.  Additionally, bring your utensils, plate/bowl to eat from, and your favorite cup/mug/water bottle. Need gear? Rent some through our partners at Traverse Outfitters.  Ask for Avi. Hashtag for this trip is #justanovernight


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May 31, 2014 - The Breakneck Thruhike


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May 31, 2014 - The Breakneck Thruhike


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The Breakneck Thruhike

I'm a bit surprised so many of you are as nutty as I am when it comes to these hard hikes, but due to popular demand, this ADVANCED hike is getting moved up on the agenda.  Starting from Breakneck Point in upstate NY, we immediately climb 1,000 feet in elevation in less than an hour (Yeah!), giving us spectacular views of the Hudson. We'll continue along Breakneck Ridge which connects us to Breakneck Ridge Notch, where we'll end up crossing the (in)famous South Beacon Mountain watch tower. And if all that wasn't exciting enough, we will be completing this hike along the Casino Trail via the hidden, unmapped Beacon Reservoir Trails we discovered in 2013's Hard Scouting Hike (Sign up to our email updates to find out about these)! The trip wraps up in Beacon, NY, in the same manner we started, crazy-steep, 1,000 foot descent. This trail promises more exciting terrain, epic scrambling, and awesome vistas than you can shake a stick at!

At the end of the hike, we're crossing the 30-minutes through the entire town of Beacon to the train station, with a refuel pit stop (BEER!) at the end of Main Street before we hop on the train.

We're meeting at the clock at Grand Central Station at 8:30a to catch the Breakneck Ridge train departing 8:44a. (Buy your ticket roundtrip to Beacon for $30.50 at the ticket counter). Expect the hike to go from 10a to 6p point-to-point and our cross through town and pit stop to last until 8p (itinerary subject to change). We'd catch the 8:13p back to Grand Central Station. We're going rain or shine. Read the fine print and what to pack. The hashtag for this trip is #breakneckthruhike


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June 8, 2014 - Be Free To Climb Beginner Hike


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June 8, 2014 - Be Free To Climb Beginner Hike


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Be Free To Climb Beginner Hike

You asked for it, and here it is: this is our first ever Sunday hike!  Read on...

On the southern most end of Harriman State Park is a town called Suffern.  And watching silently over Suffern is Nordkop Mountain, which connects to Cobus Mountain, and at the base of which runs the Ramapo River.  And the only way to get to the top of Nordkop to bag the epic views and miles and miles of exciting terrain Nordkop is famous for is an 800 foot climb straight up.  And that climb happens over a distance the size of a city avenue.  So, it's steep, but it's short. And it's totally what you want to do!  Bonus: epic scrambling and beginner bouldering during lunch!

We'll be meeting at NYC's Penn Station at 8:45a to buy our roundtrip tickets to Suffern Station ($13 each way).  Here's what to pack for this time of the year (and don't forget your climbing or golfing or riding gloves!) Hashtag for this hike is #befreetoclimb.


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July 19, 2014 - Climb Those Gunks, Baby! Outerthere Climbs With High Xposure


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July 19, 2014 - Climb Those Gunks, Baby! Outerthere Climbs With High Xposure


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Climb Those Gunks, Baby! Outerthere Climbs With High Xposure

Bobby Ferrari, owner of High Xposure and Sue Kligerman, uber guide.

Bobby Ferrari, owner of High Xposure and Sue Kligerman, uber guide.

If you do a single climb this season, this is the one you should do! Climb Those Gunks, Baby! is an adventure designed as a BEGINNER/TRAINING, but in the best outdoor setting in the northeast, the Shawangunk Ridge.

The guide/instructor is Sue Kligerman, who lead me up epic climb, High Exposure, and is not only an awesome teacher for ladies who want to learn to climb the same way Sue learned; but an awesome teacher for dudes, too, because, yeah, she instructs our finest soldiers on how to climb as the West Point climbing instructor. So, don't be skirred, bring your bf/gf/bff, and relax, 'cause I'll be your official cameraman, so you can focus on climbing while I get plenty of pics of you being awesome!  We'll be spending enough time out there so everyone gets to climb as much as they want.

We'll be meeting in front of the Schnippers at the ground floor of the New York Times Building on 41st street and 8th ave at 7:45am and walking over as a group to the Port Authority on 41st and 8th ave to buy our roundtrip tickets to New Paltz, NY ($42).  When we arrive, Sue will be there to greet us and drive us the 6 miles to the Mohonk Preserve, where we'll be outfitted with any gear we need, then, hike in, set up, and get climbing.  Gear, pick up/drop off to park and bus station, park admission, and Sue's time are $115.

Here's what to pack for this time of the year.  Hashtag for this hike is #climbthosegunks


Uber guide, Sue Kligerman climbing Ken's Crack at the Gunks.

Uber guide, Sue Kligerman climbing Ken's Crack at the Gunks.

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Aug 9, 2014 - Underthere Clarksville, the Starter Cave


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Aug 9, 2014 - Underthere Clarksville, the Starter Cave


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Underthere Clarksville, the Starter Cave

NEW DATE AND TIME!!!

I'm beyond stoked to introduce you to the Clarksville Cave trip, a trip I'm organizing for a select few Outerthere Warriors!  Recognized among the northeast caving community (yes, there's such a thing) as a great cave for beginners, this trip will introduce you (get you hooked on?) to the wonderful world of caving (aka spelunking to you old fashioned types). 

It goes without saying that if you're uncomfortable in pitch black surroundings and tight spaces, this trip is not for you. The entire experience will last about 3 to 4 hours, requiring you to army crawl (boot camp anyone?) through a muddy hole in the ground, which'll have more bugs than you're probably accustomed to crawling over (I'm really selling it now, aren't I?) 

Underground, there are large pools of water, a running river, and a mini waterfall, so we're also getting wet. But I promise that once you're in the cave and get through the whole experience, it'll be like nothing you've ever experienced before. Your senses will on fire. It's going to be epic. This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE.

The only way to get there is by car, so we're going to need a minimum of 3 people to make this trip happen (6 max). If you want to bring a friend, fine, but be selective. This trip is not for everyone and despite its difficulty rating, no one should take the risks for granted. We'll be meeting Saturday, Aug 9 at 8a at the Fairway Market in Chelsea at 766 Sixth Ave between 26th and 25th streets to get food, then driving up to Clarksville, NY (3.5 hours) right after.  We'll be returning same day. We’re going rain or shine.

Here's how you need to pack (in no particular order, they're all important):

  • We'll be crawling on our hands, knees, and bellies the entire time, over wet mud and rock. You want to wear your bummiest clothes that you were going to throw out anyway. Or perhaps your Carhartt coveralls that you only use when you work construction sites. Some cavers opt to wear neoprene wet suits, 3mm or less is recommended for this time of year. Don't forget a complete change of clothes stuffed in a garbage back, which you'll use after to stuff your dirty clothes in*. 
  • You want to remember an extra pair of underwear unless you prefer to roll commando afterwards. I won't judge you if you do.
  • The cave is typically a constant 50-degrees all year round, and because you'll be in a constant state of stress, you won't get cold at all. In fact, you might overheat if you over dress. So, a single base layer and/or mid-layer is sufficient. Definitely bring additional warm layers for after the trip. (Note that 50-degree air produces 50-degree water, and the combination will make you chilly, risking hypothermia. You know how you are, so layer appropriately).
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a must.
  • Helmet is a must.
  • Footwear, anything goes, traction not an issue, but keep in mind, they won't be usable for anything else after you're done. Your sneaks, boots, sandals, everything will get wet, dirty, and totally wrecked. 
  • Three light sources, minimum, and don't forget batteries in zip locks. Headlamps are suggested. Regular flashlights can be used. Bring rubber bands.
  • Ziplocks for your valuables and/or camera/phone. We'll be able to leave things in the car, but you definitely want to bring your camera.
  • Some hands may get cold. Bring neoprene gloves (or gloves you just don't love anymore) or hand warmers. 

*Note that when you get home, you'll have to thoroughly hose down/wash off all your gear.

Need gear? Rent some through our partners at Traverse Outfitters.  Ask for Avi.


Adele, Maylis, and Shane, underground at Clarksville Cave

Adele, Maylis, and Shane, underground at Clarksville Cave

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Outerthere Paddles the Hudson River!


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Outerthere Paddles the Hudson River!


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Outerthere Paddles The Hudson (June through Sept)

Brian Grahn of Hudson River Expeditions explains how tours are set. Source: Outerthere YouTube

Brian Grahn of Hudson River Expeditions explains how tours are set. Source: Outerthere YouTube

You live in NY and enjoy all it has to offer. Except probably the Hudson River. The "river that flows two ways" isn't just Manhattan's river, it's NY's river, stretching 315 miles from the Adirondacks all the way down to the Atlantic. And despite how badly NY'ers have screwed it up over the centuries, we're also spending billions of dollars to clean it back up, spurring the creation of non-profits with names like Riverkeepers, Clearwaters, and Scenics who monitor everything that goes into it. Thanks to them, corporations, and other community groups, working collaborative with local, state and federal governments have been working since the 90s to continue to keep it clean so we can enjoy it by sailing, fishing, diving, and yes, paddling the it. Working in collaboration with local guides and instructors, Outerthere is helping NYC locals plan their next paddling trips on the Hudson.

PADDLING LOCALLY

You can pretty much paddle anywhere on the Hudson. But if you don't own your own gear, or don't know the rules of the river, (or how to paddle... or swim...) it's best to go with an experienced guide/instructor. If you live in NYC proper, there are two options: you can go with any number of the free kayaking organizations located on the river or you can pay to go with a for-profit company. The primary difference is that the free kayaking groups have specific schedules and limited boats intended for beginners (called sit-on-tops, because, you know, you sit on top of them, not inside). But if you're a beginner, that's good enough and with a flexible schedule and punctuality, you'll get many of the same benefits you'd get if you paid for lessons through a for-profit company.

You can just paddle right into the Hudson River from Cold Spring harbor.

You can just paddle right into the Hudson River from Cold Spring harbor.

PADDLING UPSTATE

When you're ready to step up your game, head north to the source (the Adirondacks region known as the Upper Hudson River Valley or the Catskills/Taconic region known as the Lower Hudson River Valley), where you'll find outfitters in any of the towns on or near the Hudson or its tributaries. There are two ways to get there: Metro North transit or driving, and either way can be a minimum of an hour commute to get to an outfitter or maximum of 5 to 6 hours (315 miles, remember?)

Once you've decided on paddling (which includes kayaking, but also Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP'ing and even regular ol' canoeing), and decided how you want to commute, Outerthere can arrange the rest.

Fees start as low as $75/pp and can change depending on

  • The number of people who go with you
  • Whether you're hiring an experienced guide to kayak on longer touring boats on calmer waters
  • Whether you're paddling with an experienced guide, with trainings and certifications, to try your hand on whitewater.
  • The difficulty levels (Classes 1-5) you'll encounter on the stretch of the river you're doing in addition to the depth, currents, tides, and wind you'll expect on your trip, or
  • Just renting to DIY

All gear (boat, paddles, personal flotation devices aka vests, spray skirts, helmet, windshell, and water pump) are included when you plan your trip with Outerthere. Other specialty gear, including layers, gloves, knives, food, etc, you've got to bring yourself. (Want to rent all that stuff instead of buying it, Outerthere partner Avi at Traverse can help and can be included in your package.) And if you ask nicely, I might just go with you if my schedule permits. (Check out the calendar on the Home page and ask me on dates I don't have something planned to increase your likelihood of getting me to go.)

Here's what to pack for the time of the year you decide to go. Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #paddlethehudson so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!

INAUGURAL TRIP SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014

For our first official Outerthere trip on Aug 16, we're going with our partners Hudson River Expeditions, located at Cold Spring, NY. On that date, the tides will be ideal for a tour on long boats to a protected marsh where we'll get up close and personal with a waterfall! Yeah! You down? Reserve your spot below.

We're meeting at Grand Central at 12:30p to catch the 12:43p Metro North train to Cold Spring. Although you'll be provided with a kayak, paddle, and personal flotation device, please check what to pack this time of year. Because a guide will be provided for us, this trip is rated TRAINING.


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Outerthere Paddles the Hudson River!
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Outerthere Paddles the Hudson River Reservations

Please note that Outerthere is your adventure planner and this fee just gets the ball rolling on setting up your guide, gear rentals, transportation, and park entrance fees (if applicable).

  • Once you've reserved your spot, you'll receive a link asking you additional questions, which will help in planning your trip better.
  • Once your package is ready, you'll be sent another link to submit your payment for everything (tips and beer money won't be included).
  • When payment is confirmed, you'll be sent a follow up link with a confirmation, additional details, and a waiver from our outfitter partner. Here's the Outerthere waiver [PDF].
  • 24 to 48 hours before your trip, you'll be sent reminders and a weather report, so you know how to dress.
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Sept 6, 2014 - Outerthere Surfs The Rock!


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Sept 6, 2014 - Outerthere Surfs The Rock!


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OUTERTHERE SURFS THE ROCK!

Surf instructor Marisa Love showin' us how it's done. Source: Marisa Love.

Surf instructor Marisa Love showin' us how it's done. Source: Marisa Love.

Um, we're surfing the Rockaways in Brooklyn. That's all you need to know. It's gonna be awesome through September. Kick off trip, Saturday, September 6, when the swells can reach 4 or 5 feet and the water is still warm. Beginner? Then Outerthere partner and awesome surfing instructor Marisa Love will show you the ropes for $60 bucks, board rental and wet suit not included

It's a beach. You'll be in the water. You know what to pack. To learn where we're meeting and how we're getting there, reserve your spot below.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #surftherock so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!

Outerthere Surfs the Rock! Inaugural Trip!
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Reservation for Saturday, Sept 6, 2014.

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Sept 12/13/14, 2014 - Underthere NRO


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Sept 12/13/14, 2014 - Underthere NRO


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OUTERTHERE NRO

Fresh out of Merlin's cave at last year's NRO.

Fresh out of Merlin's cave at last year's NRO.

Every fall, the Northeast Regional Organization of the Northeast Cave Conservancy gets together at a campground within proximity of a bunch of caves. This year, that's in Arlington, VT, about 4 hours north of NYC and Outerthere is going! 

This event is always a blast, with food, music, lots of adult beverages, and plenty of classes to sign up for.

The only way to get there is by car, so we're going to need a minimum of 3 people to make this trip happen. If you want to bring a friend, fine, but be selective. This trip is not for everyone and despite its all experience levels welcome set up, no one should take the risks for granted.

We'll be meeting Friday, Sept 12 at 7p at the Fairway Market in Chelsea at 766 Sixth Ave between 26th and 25th streets to get food, then driving up to Arlington, VT right after.  We'll be returning Sunday. We’re going rain or shine. When we get there, we set up camp, eat something, and get ready for 2 days worth of caving.

Here's how you need to pack (in no particular order, they're all important):

  • We'll be crawling on our hands, knees, and bellies the entire time, over wet mud and rock. You want to wear your bummiest clothes that you were going to throw out anyway. Or perhaps your Carhartt coveralls that you only use when you work construction sites. Some cavers opt to wear neoprene wet suits, 3mm or less is recommended for this time of year. Don't forget a complete change of clothes stuffed in a garbage back, which you'll use after to stuff your dirty clothes in*. 
  • You want to remember an extra pair of underwear unless you prefer to roll commando afterwards. I won't judge you if you do.
  • The cave is typically a constant 50-degrees all year round, and because you'll be in a constant state of stress, you won't get cold at all. In fact, you might overheat if you over dress. So, a single base layer and/or mid-layer is sufficient. Definitely bring additional warm layers for after the trip. (Note that 50-degree air produces 50-degree water, and the combination will make you chilly, risking hypothermia. You know how you are, so layer appropriately).
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a must.
  • Helmet is a must.
  • Footwear, anything goes, traction not an issue, but keep in mind, they won't be usable for anything else after you're done. Your sneaks, boots, sandals, everything will get wet, dirty, and totally wrecked. 
  • Three light sources, minimum, and don't forget batteries in zip locks. Headlamps are suggested. Regular flashlights can be used. Bring rubber bands.
  • Ziplocks for your valuables and/or camera/phone. We'll be able to leave things in the car, but you definitely want to bring your camera.
  • Some hands may get cold. Bring neoprene gloves (or gloves you just don't love anymore) or hand warmers. 

*Note that when you get home, you'll have to thoroughly hose down/wash off all your gear.

Need gear? Rent some through our partners at Traverse Outfitters.  Ask for Avi.

Hashtag your Instagram and Facebook pics with #undertherenro so all your homies can get jealous or inspired and come out, too!

Underthere NRO
149.00

Reservation for Friday/Saturday/Sunday, Sept 12/13/14, 2014.

Fee covers cost of transportation, food, drinks, gas, and tolls.

Reservations due by Friday, Sept 5th.

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Oct 18, 2014 - Underthere Clarksville, the other half


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Oct 18, 2014 - Underthere Clarksville, the other half


#underthereclarksville

Underthere Clarksville, the other half

Wow, go figure. Our last trip to this cave was so much fun, everyone wants to go again. So, we're going back to do the other half.

It goes without saying that if you're uncomfortable in pitch black surroundings and tight spaces, this trip is not for you. The entire experience will last about 4 to 6 hours, depending on group size, and will require you to crawl through a muddy hole in the ground.

Underground, there are large pools of water and creeks, so we're also getting wet. But I promise that once you're in the cave and get through the whole experience, it'll be like nothing you've ever experienced before. Your senses will on fire. It's going to be epic. This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE.

The only way to get there is by car, so we're going to need a minimum of 3 people to make this trip happen (6 max). If you want to bring a friend, fine, but be selective. This trip is not for everyone and despite its difficulty rating, no one should take the risks for granted. We'll be meeting Saturday, Aug 9 at 7a at the Brooklyn Bagel on 8th Ave between 24th and 25th street, then driving up to Clarksville, NY (3.5 hours) right after.  We'll be returning same day. We’re going rain or shine.

Here's how you need to pack (in no particular order, they're all important):

  • We'll be crawling on our hands, knees, and bellies the entire time, over wet mud and rock. You want to wear your bummiest clothes that you were going to throw out anyway. Or perhaps your Carhartt coveralls that you only use when you work construction sites. Some cavers opt to wear neoprene wet suits, 3mm or less is recommended for this time of year.
  • Don't forget a complete change of clothes stuffed in a garbage back, which you'll use after to stuff your dirty clothes in*. Bring an extra garbage bag. By garbage bag, I don't mean grocery bag you use for garbage. I mean 13-millimeter thick trash bags you'd use to put serious load of garbage.
  • You want to remember an extra pair of underwear unless you prefer to roll commando afterwards. I won't judge you if you do.
  • The cave is typically a constant 50-degrees all year round, and because you'll be in a constant state of stress, you won't get cold at all. In fact, you might overheat if you over dress. So, a single base layer and/or mid-layer is sufficient. Definitely bring additional warm layers for after the trip. (Note that 50-degree air produces 50-degree water, and the combination will make you chilly, risking hypothermia. You know how you are, so layer appropriately).
  • Knee pads and elbow pads are a must.
  • Helmet is a must.
  • Footwear, anything goes, traction not an issue, but keep in mind, they won't be usable for anything else after you're done. Your sneaks, boots, sandals, everything will get wet, dirty, and totally wrecked. 
  • Minimum 2 light sources and don't forget extra batteries in zip locks. Headlamps are suggested. Regular flashlights can be used. Bring rubber bands and or ties.
  • Ziplocks for your valuables and/or camera/phone. We'll be able to leave things in the car, but you definitely want to bring your camera.
  • Some hands may get cold. Bring neoprene gloves (or gloves you just don't love anymore) or hand warmers. 

*Note that when you get home, you'll have to thoroughly hose down/wash off all your gear.

Need gear? Rent some through our partners at Traverse Outfitters.  Ask for Avi.


Underthere Clarksville, the other half
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Reservation for Saturday, Oct 18, 2014.

Reservations due by Wednesday, Oct 15.

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