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brokesomeribs


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I usually stay at the Multi-Abuse area. Or sleep in the car right in the lot. Then again, I live 50 minutes away from New Paltz...


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I'd be interestedj Amy. I'll give you a shout next time we are heading that way. My last couple trips to then gunks have been horrible sleeps at camp slime. Seems there has been an increase of late night a$$holes who are more interested in partying than climbing. If there is a quiet sleep and it's affordable I'm there.

Hope your place is able to make it!

Cheers


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neighbors???

I have one neighbor within at least a mile radius.

Not including the 12 horses that live with her.

She's the coolest lady you'll ever meet!!!

She's totally excited about the idea.

I mean it when I say that this place is secluded!

BTW Creekview Campground is cool!

They are right in Rosendale, so for those who want to party the bar is

a hop, skip, and a jump away.

I just want to create a place that is exclusively for climbers.

Amy


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amylouis3is3 wrote:
neighbors???

I have one neighbor within at least a mile radius.

Not including the 12 horses that live with her.

She's the coolest lady you'll ever meet!!!

She's totally excited about the idea.

I mean it when I say that this place is secluded!

BTW Creekview Campground is cool!

They are right in Rosendale, so for those who want to party the bar is

a hop, skip, and a jump away.

I just want to create a place that is exclusively for climbers.

Amy
All that is great. If you haven't already, you might want to investigate the history of camping at the Gristmill in Gardiner, and Gardiner in general. By neighbors, we don't always mean the immediately adjacent landowners.

And you say you have "... one neighbor within at least a mile radius..."? No others? So are you implying that her land completely surrounds yours? Are there really no others? You do realize that even an absentee landowner can make a complaint about what goes on in adjacent lands, yes?

Not trying to dissuade you, but some due diligence up front can avoid potentially costly hassles later.


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The Hostel is pretty nice digs (http://www.newpaltzhostel.com/index.html). Last I heard, though, it was up for sale.

GO

Yeah, if you want to put up with their draconian anti-alcohol policies... If I'm paying $30 per night, I better have a beer with my dinner. If I'm eating out and drinking out, I'd rather not spend $$ for lodging!


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gowser wrote:
I'd be interestedj Amy. I'll give you a shout next time we are heading that way. My last couple trips to then gunks have been horrible sleeps at camp slime.

I know what you mean, and I hate that! This is when I get out of my tent and ask people to shut up. Really. I do. Angelic

I've only stayed a the MUA though, not slime.


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j_ung wrote:
It is, IMO, downright weird that such a storied and amazing place STILL has so few decent camping options. Surely, not every person in the hoard of climbers that descends upon the Gunks every weekend camps in Slime or the MUA. I'm sure some stay in friends' houses and yards. Where does that leave the rest of them?

The Hostel is pretty nice digs (http://www.newpaltzhostel.com/index.html). Last I heard, though, it was up for sale.

GO

That hostel blows.

I stayed there last summer and the owners screwed up our booking and didn't have enough beds for our party. He also over charged us by 30%. The owner was out of town and I had to argue with one of the long term visitors who was acting as a manager. The poor guy didn't even speak English. When i finally got the REAL manager on the phone he suggested I stay elsewhere.

But at that point, we didn't want to up and leave so we ended up biting the bullet and sharing beds.

Do NOT go to that hostel.


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wonderwoman wrote:
gowser wrote:
I'd be interestedj Amy. I'll give you a shout next time we are heading that way. My last couple trips to then gunks have been horrible sleeps at camp slime.

I know what you mean, and I hate that! This is when I get out of my tent and ask people to shut up. Really. I do. Angelic

I've only stayed a the MUA though, not slime.

Will you sleep next to me?


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Maybe people would pay just to reserve a space. That way there is now worry about where you are going to be. Just drive in no hassle.

Oh yea, I hope everyone stays there. Good luck.

The free camping at the gunks is awful everyone please stay somewhere else. Thank you. (Maybe that will work)


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welle wrote:
Yeah, if you want to put up with their draconian anti-alcohol policies... If I'm paying $30 per night, I better have a beer with my dinner. If I'm eating out and drinking out, I'd rather not spend $$ for lodging!

I haven't been there in a few years, so things may have changed, but IME, that rule was only enforced for folks getting drunk and loud. If that's your scene, you're right, the Hostel definitely ain't the place for you. But I've had a couple beers, right out in the open, and had the manager be fine with it. I've heard some folks say that sharing your beer with the manager tends to smooth things over, which may also be true.

dreday3000 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
The Hostel is pretty nice digs (http://www.newpaltzhostel.com/index.html). Last I heard, though, it was up for sale.

GO

That hostel blows.

I stayed there last summer and the owners screwed up our booking and didn't have enough beds for our party. He also over charged us by 30%. The owner was out of town and I had to argue with one of the long term visitors who was acting as a manager. The poor guy didn't even speak English. When i finally got the REAL manager on the phone he suggested I stay elsewhere.

But at that point, we didn't want to up and leave so we ended up biting the bullet and sharing beds.

Do NOT go to that hostel.

That bites. I haven't had that experience in the dozen or so times I've stayed there. If I had, I'd definitely feel the same as you. Again, the last time I was there was at least three years ago, so it may have run off the rails since last I was there. Dunno.

GO


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cracklover wrote:

I haven't been there in a few years, so things may have changed, but IME, that rule was only enforced for folks getting drunk and loud. If that's your scene, you're right, the Hostel definitely ain't the place for you. But I've had a couple beers, right out in the open, and had the manager be fine with it. I've heard some folks say that sharing your beer with the manager tends to smooth things over, which may also be true.

GO

nope, not even a glass of wine - there are security cameras in the hallway. Manager was ok with beer or wine, but supposedly owners are not cool with that, so we had to hide our beer on the way from the fridge to the dining table - very denigrating experience for grown-up adults...


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welle wrote:
cracklover wrote:

I haven't been there in a few years, so things may have changed, but IME, that rule was only enforced for folks getting drunk and loud. If that's your scene, you're right, the Hostel definitely ain't the place for you. But I've had a couple beers, right out in the open, and had the manager be fine with it. I've heard some folks say that sharing your beer with the manager tends to smooth things over, which may also be true.

GO

nope, not even a glass of wine - there are security cameras in the hallway. Manager was ok with beer or wine, but supposedly owners are not cool with that, so we had to hide our beer on the way from the fridge to the dining table - very denigrating experience for grown-up adults...

Look on it as a chance to recapture your youth!

Attitude is everything (well, almost)


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WOW!!!

Are you referring to Creg... the manager.

He's one of the sweetest coolest guys I ever met.

I stayed at the hostel for 2 weeks when I first moved here

and I can never imagine him not allowing alcohol... that idea

is hilarious to me!

It is under new management now,,, so I don't know what's up

with it any more...

but please please please don't diss on Creg...

that guy is nothing but good people!!!


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welle wrote:
cracklover wrote:

I haven't been there in a few years, so things may have changed, but IME, that rule was only enforced for folks getting drunk and loud. If that's your scene, you're right, the Hostel definitely ain't the place for you. But I've had a couple beers, right out in the open, and had the manager be fine with it. I've heard some folks say that sharing your beer with the manager tends to smooth things over, which may also be true.

GO

nope, not even a glass of wine - there are security cameras in the hallway. Manager was ok with beer or wine, but supposedly owners are not cool with that, so we had to hide our beer on the way from the fridge to the dining table - very denigrating experience for grown-up adults...

Ugh. That's a drag.

GO


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Is there any place to just take a shower after climbing? I'd pay. Not staying over but really want a shower before heading home. Thanks.


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gowser wrote:
I'd be interestedj Amy. I'll give you a shout next time we are heading that way. My last couple trips to then gunks have been horrible sleeps at camp slime. Seems there has been an increase of late night a$$holes who are more interested in partying than climbing. If there is a quiet sleep and it's affordable I'm there.

Hope your place is able to make it!

Cheers

I'm surprised by that really. folks at Slime seem to be pretty cognizant of the fact that there are posted quiet hours. in the rare occassions where I've had to ask people to be quiet (maybe twice per season?), they've always quieted down pretty quickly. I've never had a bad experience there, just a couple of short-lived annoyances.

I've heard it is an entirely different scene at MUA, though. I don't think there are posted quiet hours there.


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I lot of people incorrectly call the MUA, camp slime.


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joeforte wrote:
I lot of people incorrectly call the MUA, camp slime.
Really? People are that clueless?


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Whenever I see the letters MUA, I think of Axl Rose in "Welcome to the Jungle,"

"MUA! I wanna watch you bleed!"


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KamiKlimb wrote:
Is there any place to just take a shower after climbing? I'd pay. Not staying over but really want a shower before heading home. Thanks.

Yes, Split Rock


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welle wrote:
KamiKlimb wrote:
Is there any place to just take a shower after climbing? I'd pay. Not staying over but really want a shower before heading home. Thanks.

Yes, Split Rock

Note - joke ^^^

GO


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cracklover wrote:
welle wrote:
KamiKlimb wrote:
Is there any place to just take a shower after climbing? I'd pay. Not staying over but really want a shower before heading home. Thanks.

Yes, Split Rock

Note - joke ^^^

GO

I've showered there. No soap needed, just scrub.


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Amy,
Keep up the good work. All this ranting reminds me why I relocated to the Gunks...sure glad I get to leisurely go to the cliff whenever I want.

Now, about that mortgage...

And when is someone in that neighborhood below Cathedral Ledge going to invite climbers over?

DL


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bill413 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
welle wrote:
KamiKlimb wrote:
Is there any place to just take a shower after climbing? I'd pay. Not staying over but really want a shower before heading home. Thanks.

Yes, Split Rock

Note - joke ^^^

GO

I've showered there. No soap needed, just scrub.

+1

Best place to eat and clean up after a day of climbing.


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bill413 wrote:
cracklover wrote:
welle wrote:
KamiKlimb wrote:
Is there any place to just take a shower after climbing? I'd pay. Not staying over but really want a shower before heading home. Thanks.

Yes, Split Rock

Note - joke ^^^

GO

I've showered there. No soap needed, just scrub.

Ditto. But I figured I'd let the OP in on the joke before he wasted a bunch of time searching for a place for showers that doesn't exist.

In retrospect, I realize I needn't have bothered, but whatever.

GO

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