This Thursday, February 11, 2016, head to the Patagonia store in the Meatpacking district of New York City to meet Patagonia Climbing Ambassador Tommy Caldwell for a screening of Sender Films and Big UP Productions documentary, A Line Across The Sky. The film combines footage shot by Tommy and Alex Honnold on their first ascent of the Fitz Traverse. Following the film, Tommy... Read More
At the January 12, 2016 Gunks Climbers’ Coalition meeting, Ethan Ladof was elected to the GCC Board of Directors. Ethan has a long history with the GCC, volunteering at events since the organization's inception in 2002.
On Friday, October 30th, the Cliffs at LIC will be hosting a Reel Rock 10 Film Screening and a Halloween Dance Party. They will have a Halloween costume contest and raffle with "ridiculously sick prizes" benefiting the Gunks Climbers' Coalition. Members of the GCC Board of Directors will be there to sign up new members and answer any questions.
Redefining Balance, who organizes retreats combining yoga, slacklining, rock climbing, surfing and other outdoor adventures in a variety of locations around the world, will donate 5% of the proceeds of their recent New Paltz retreat to the Gunks Climbers' Coalition.
The GCC has been working with the Mohonk Preserve to place bolted rappel stations that help save trees, improve safety, and preserve the traditional climbing ethic. Nine new anchors were approved and installed this week.
The GCC has been busy replacing dangerous old anchors at the Gunks. The Sixish anchor was found to have rotted, rusty pins, and Outer Space Direct had a complicated mess of old tat for an anchor. They have now been replaced with new, safer equipment.