Gunks Climbers’ Coalition Past 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 from previous years. 

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 when you’ve sponsored us, please contact the GCC.

Past Gunks Climbers' Coalition Sponsors

(in random order)


Arc'teryx is a high performance outdoor equipment company known for leading innovations in climbing, skiing and alpine technologies.


BaseCamp is the Shawangunk's hub for outdoor gear, nutrition, cycling, climbing, exploring, adventure, and culture — a full-service independent adventure emporium, tap room, and outdoor active-lifestyle-nutrition pitstop.

Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance's mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values.

Access Fund

Access Fund is a nonprofit advocacy organization that leads and inspires the climbing community toward sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment.

Athletic Brewing Company

At Athletic Brewing, we are pioneering a craft beer revolution. We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your ability to be healthy, active, and at your best to enjoy great beer - so we created our innovative lineup of refreshing, non-alcoholic beers.

Chris Duca

Chris Duca is a local artist and climber, who contributed his original illustration of High Exposure to the GCC Raffle.

Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant

Mountain Brauhaus has a tradition of 65 years serving authentic German cuisine, while presenting varied options for the contemporary diner — including vegan specials, as well as adventurous combinations of specialty ingredients and fresh local harvests.

Ridge Tea & Spice Shop

The Ridge is a climber-owned tea and coffee shop in New Paltz. The Ridge serves homemade sparkling iced teas, matcha, and locally roasted espresso lattes. Choose from 60 loose leaf teas and 70 spices in bulk to take home.

La Sportiva

La Sportiva's mission is to bring you the best technical products to explore the outdoors.


Petzl designs tools and solutions to enable athletes and professionals to get involved, day and night, in the most inaccessible environments.


Eastern Mountain Sports - Apparel, gear & guidance for the outdoor adventurer.

Minnewaska Lodge

Minnewaska Lodge is where individuals and groups attain higher levels of consciousness, connectedness, serenity and adventure. It is an holistic experience, encompassing mind, body and spirit.


Based in NYC, TJ and BCMG aim to provide professional instruction and guided climbing for new and experienced climbers alike.

Alpine Endeavors

Alpine Endeavors LLC is comprised of experienced, passionate climbers who are trained guides and instructors and offers climbing instruction and guiding to climbers of all ability levels.


57hours is an open platform connecting you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world.

Sterling Rope

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

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

Dick Williams

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

Nora Scarlett

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


Handcrafting premium packs and bags since 1977.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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 Cliffs

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

New Jersey Rock Gym

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

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.


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

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.

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 and more.

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

Rock and Snow

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


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

Full Moon Farm

Grass fed beef, locally raised in the Hudson Valley

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