Gunks Climbers’ Coalition Sponsors

The Gunks Climbers’ Coalition is grateful to the wonderful people and companies who have donated goods and services to our organization. Here’s a list of GCC sponsors over the past year. Please return the favor and support our sponsors with your business. Click on the logos to learn more about their sponsorship, view images, and find the link to their website.

If  you or your business would like to donate goods or services to the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition, or if we were bad and forgot to list your business and you’ve donated in the past year, please contact the GCC.

Recent Gunks Climbers' Coalition Sponsors

(in random order)

Sterling Rope

Sterling Rope designs and produces the world’s finest ropes, hardware and gear that enable climbers to confront challenging conditions.

Nora Scarlett

Photographer and author of "Trunks of the Gunks," a visual odyssey through the Shawangunk Mountains in search of the unexpected.


Since 1979, Mountainsmith manufactures durable gear for exploring the outdoors that is... forged for life.

Vultaggio Studios

Chris Vultaggio's adventure photography and writing has been featured by National Geographic online, Rock and Ice, Climbing magazine, and maintains a global base of Fortune 500 clients including BMW, Anheuser Busch inBev, and major financial institutions. Chris is also on the board of directors of the Gunks Climbers' Coaltion.

Time to Climb

Time to Climb, a site by Nicholas Hernandez, is a site dedicated to those who have a passion to pursue their dreams. Time to Climb also hosts climbing related film events in the tri-state area.


Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running.


Handcrafting premium packs and bags since 1977.

ClimbStuff provides quality and trusted climbing equipment while providing a platform of education and participation to protect and maintain the resources we cherish as a community. ClimbStuff donates 5% of all sales to the access organization of the customer's choice.

Furnace Industries

Makers of Hand Crafted Gym Safe Drytooling Tools and Wood Technical Ice Climbing Tools, Furnace Industries is committed to promoting dry tooling, ice, and mixed climbing while educating climbers to conserve the climbing environment.

Rock and Snow

Specialists in Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing Since 1970.

Gunks Apps

Gunks Apps provides the Gunks+ app for iPhone and Android, and digital guidebooks for the Trapps, Nears, and Peter's Kill rock climbing cliffs and boulders in the Shawangunks of New York.

Mohonk Preserve

As New York's largest nonprofit nature preserve and the home of Gunks climbing, the Mohonk Preserve protects and manages over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places with over 200,000 visitors annually.

The Gravity Vault

The Gravity Vault began in 2005 with a climbing gym in Upper Saddle River, NJ, followed by Chatham, NJ. They now have many locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Poughkeepsie, NY, serving the Gunks climbing community.

BC’s New Paltz Climbing Gym

BC's New Paltz Climbing Gym is a center for the rich climbing community based around the Gunks. BC's is the local spot for experienced climbers to meet partners, make friends, and enjoy the community our sport creates.

New Jersey Rock Gym

The area's premier climbing and training facility in Fairfield, NJ.

Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits

For over 22 years, Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits has provided the best selection of wines and craft spirits in the area, with many of their products coming from right here in the Hudson Valley.

The Climbing Zine

The Climbing Zine is a collection of memories of treasured experiences. We are here to represent the soul of rock climbing, and take it back to the essence.


A member-owned co-op since 1938, REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) sells sporting goods, camping gear, travel equipment, and clothing.

Bacchus Restaurant

Bacchus is a restaurant and brewery in New Paltz, NY with hearty food, tasty beer & wine, a billiards room, live music, and a warm, neighborly atmosphere.


Innovative Nut Tools and other fun stuff. Made in the USA.

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold, professional rock climber famous for his free solo ascents of America's biggest cliffs, and author of the book "Alone on the Wall."

Dick Williams

Vulgarian and Gunks climbing legend, founder of Rock and Snow, and Gunks guidebook author.

Hans Florine

Hans Florine, world champion speed climber and author of "On the Nose - A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb."

Tuthilltown Spirits

Located in Gardiner NY and co-founded by climber Ralph Erenzo, Tuthilltown distillers are bringing back traditional batch-distilled spirits. The Tuthilltown Spirits line of products includes gin, vodkas, whiskeys, rum, eau de vie, brandy, liqueurs, and infusions.

The Cliffs

The Cliffs climbing gyms are located in Long Island City, Valhalla, DUMBO and soon, Harlem.

Full Moon Farm

Grass fed beef, locally raised in the Hudson Valley

The Cheese Plate

The Cheese Plate, located in the Water Street Market in New Paltz, specializes in fine local and imported cheeses, artisan-crafted meats, specialty products and handmade sweets, as well as gifts.


Jetboil builds super-dependable stoves & systems that pack light, set up quick, and achieve rapid boils in minutes


The World's Most Rugged Packs are hand crafted in Portland, Oregon.

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