Gunks News

The Latest News for the Gunks Climbing Community

New Fixed Rappel Anchors in the Trapps

In an effort to reverse climber impact and erosion, the GCC Anchor Evaluation Committee with the Mohonk Preserve has removed high traffic tree anchors. Bolted Fixed Rappel Anchors have been installed and slope restoration areas have been roped off at the top of Jackie, Betty and Baby to move climber traffic to more durable rock surfaces.

ROCK Project Roundtable Overview

The Access Fund ROCK Project Tour in NYC gathered notable Gunks climbers, gym owners & pro climbers for a Roundtable Discussion to discuss the challenges & solutions to educating the growing climbing population in May of 2015.

2015 Trapps Cliff Peregrine Falcon Closure

The Mohonk Preserve has notified us of the 2015 season Peregrine Falcon closure at the Gunks: This is inform you that the “2015 TRAPPS CLIFF PEREGRINE FALCON CLIMBING CLOSURE” has been determined by our citizen naturalists! The climbing closure on the Trapps Cliff will be between and including the climb “MOONDANCE” (5.6) through to the climb “AFTER THE PRICK” (5.4). It is...
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