Multisport Shops

Eastern Mountain Sports. Originally a catalog store, Eastern Mountain Sports has been a favorite among campers, climbers, and hikers for decades. It carries everything a climber might need—to rent or buy—and offers classes in rock and ice climbing. 3124 Rte. 44–55, Gardiner, New York, 12561. 845/255–3280;

Rock & Snow. Opened in 1970 by Dick Williams, one of the pioneers of climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains, Rock & Snow sells everything you need for rock and ice climbing, camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing. It also carries maps, and can refer you to local licensed guides. You can rent some of the equipment. 44 Main St., New Paltz, New York, 12561. 845/255–1311;