The food line at the Gunks Climbers' Coalition Spring BBQ in 2016.

October 14, 2017 – GCC Fall BBQ (New Date!)

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5pm for the annual GCC Fall BBQ! The event is free for GCC members, which includes food and drinks, and you can join or renew your joint Access Fund/GCC membership at the event. The event will be held at the Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center rain or shine.

Due to an oversight with the calendar, we rescheduled from the original date of Sept 30th (which is Yom Kippur) to October 14th.

Photographer Chris Vultaggio Slide Show

We have a special treat at this year’s BBQ. Gunks climbers and professional photographer, Chris Vultaggio, will present a slide show with some of his stunning greatest hits from around the world, including a ton of unpublished local climbing shots for a recent project.

Photograph of a rock climbing at the Gunks by Chris Vultaggio.

Gunks Climbers’ Coalition Membership

To get or renew a joint membership online with the Access Fund and Gunks Climbers’ Coalition, join the Access Fund for an annual membership fee of $35 and check the box on the form that you want to “become a Joint Member with my participating Local Climbing Organization for an additional $15 and select the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition in the drop-down box. Or join/renew at the BBQ for a discounted rate of $35 for membership in both the Access Fund and the GCC!

Are You Attending?

We need everyone to RSVP so we know how much food and drink to purchase for the event…


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Come and hear about the GCC’s upcoming projects, mingle with Gunks climbing community, eat, drink and be merry!

GCC Fall BBQ, 10/1/2016


Can I show up late?

Take your chances. The party is only from 5pm to 8pm, and if you arrive late, we may be running out of food by then.

What if it’s raining?

Party is rain or shine. We can still party under the big tent. The only time we’ve had to cancel was when there were tropical storm warnings.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21 years old to drink alcohol. Bring ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Park at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor’s Center. At the front door, turn left and come around to the back patio to sign-in. Entrance is not permitted through the Visitor’s Center building.

Do I have to join?

You should! This is a members only event to help raise funds for the Access Fund and Gunks Climbers’ Coalition. Joining or renewing at the event is $35 for a dual membership in the Access Fund and GCC, a $15 discount from the online price.

Can I bring out of town friends (or children over 12) who do not want to join?

Sure, admission for non-members is $15.

Can I bring my children?

Children under 12 accompanied by their GCC member parent can attend for free.

Can I bring my dog?

Best to leave them home, but since the party is outdoors, they can attend. But for everyone’s comfort, please don’t bring them if they’re unfriendly or noisy. Please note that the people food is not for pets.

Are the veggie burgers vegan?

We will have salad and veggie appetizers, but unfortunately the Morningstar Farms veggie burgers we buy in bulk contain egg whites. However we will provide vegan baked beans.

Can I help?

Sure! We usually have just enough crew to set up, but help cleaning up afterwards and carrying supplies back to our cars is always appreciated. Do you have contacts who may be able to donate food/drink or cool prizes for a raffle? If so, please let us know!

What if I have to cancel my RSVP? How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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The food line at the Gunks Climbers' Coalition Spring BBQ in 2016.

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