Stream crossings, a rock scramble surrounded by ferns and moss, and 1,000 feet of elevation gain--GCC Board Member Heather Ettinger thinks just getting to the Antlion is half the fun! And no matter what grade you climb, there's something for everyone at this beautiful, remote crag.
Keep your eyes open for the history around you. . . sometimes it's lurking in the leaves. GCC Board Chair Peter Cody has climbed cliffs, peaks, and boulders all over the U.S. But there's something about the Antlion that keeps bringing him back.
Local climber, photographer, and JEDI advocate Chris Vultaggio has climbed in Africa, the Arctic Circle, and the Himalaya--but feels a connection like no other to the landscape and community of the Gunks. Read more in the first of our series, "GCC Profiles"--your chance to meet the people behind the climbing organization that makes awesome things happen here in the Gunks!
Thanks to all of you who have donated to the campaign and to the volunteers who have labored to install anchors, build significant portions of the trail, and lay the massive blocks to complete the staircase leading up the hillside from the cliff. The reality is that there is more work to be done and we still need your financial support to repay the loan, and ultimately to complete the project.
The Gunks Climber’s Coalition is grateful to our many sponsors for making the 2021 GCC Summer Raffle a huge success beyond our wildest dreams! We raised $10,217 and had 275 people enter the raffle! This is far beyond any returns we’ve ever seen in an in-person raffle, where you’re limited to whomever is attending. Because it was virtual, people from... Read More