Looking to keep the stoke going over the cold winter months? The GCC is happy to announce an online release of our 2020 Gunks Climbing Film Festival, for 3 1/2 days starting February 26th (7pm Friday night through Monday night until midnight). For those who missed our sold-out event in October 2020, we are offering screenings of both Dominic Azoto’s “A Day with the Bank Manager” and Chris Vultaggio’s “Conserve.” With a local focus, this film festival offers a rare glimpse into Gunks Legend Rich Romano’s prolific years of first ascents along our ridgeline, and also tackles some strong local concerns of climber impact.
The cost is $10 for GCC members and $15 for non-members, which gives you 77-hrs of viewing access to both films. Additional viewer tickets are available for $5 as an add-on to a regular ticket, not sold separately. But we encourage all viewers to purchase tickets to help support the GCC and projects in the Gunks.
If you’re a current GCC member, watch for an email with your discount code. Not a member? Use this link* to join or renew your Access Fund/GCC membership at a special event discounted rate of $35 for membership in both organizations (make sure you specify the GCC as your local climbing organization). If you join before Friday 2/26, wait until we send you the discount code, then buy your tickets for only $10 each! The membership discount ends at midnight, Thursday 2/25. *(Sorry, discount membership rate has now expired. But you can join/renew at the regular rate here.)
Help support the GCC and enjoy some local filmmaking with this year’s festival.
Swami Belts. Lichen. Wobs. Ground-up FA’s on Gunks rock that’s equally beautiful and unprotectable. The Bank. These words can only bring to mind one person, the venerable Rich Romano. Dive into a seldom-seen side of Gunks legend Rich Romano in Dom Azoto’s biopic “A Day with the Bank Manager.”
As a follow-up, Chris Vultaggio offers a hard look at climber impact on our sacred cliffs with “Conserve” – and what we can do to help mitigate the damage starting now. Presented by Patagonia, this piece is a must-watch for all of those who care about our climbing access.