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March 12, 2023 – GCC WinterFest at Gravity Vault

Announcing the 2023 GCC WinterFest!

Building on the success of our flagship fall GunksFest, we are partnering with the Gravity Vault to host a day of clinics and celebration – just in time for spring climbing.

Join an all-star roster of guides from Alpine Endeavors, EMS Guides, Genuine Climbing, Rise Outside, and more for a full menu of climbing skill clinics. Get more confident with anchor cleaning. Learn the finer points of self-rescue with hands-on training using a rope prusik. Tighten up your rappelling/descent skills. Learn crack technique, emergency first responder procedure, how to recognize seasonal/environmental hazards. And so much more.

Then cap off the day with a Pizza Party sponsored by Rock and Snow, contests sponsored by Arc’Teryx NYC, a revival of the longstanding gear swap tradition, and a slide show by legendary climber Hans Florine.

Tickets and clinics are limited – get yours before they sell out! Note there’s a two clinic per person limit.


Date: Sunday March 12 2023
Time: 12pm-11pm
Location: Gravity Vault Poughkeepsie
Ticket Price: $50 – includes entry, climbing, 2 clinics, and evening event. Or $25 for evening social program only (8pm-11pm).
Members of the Gravity Vault Poughkeepsie can get a discounted ticket. (Note there are additional Eventbrite ticketing fees.)

See the FAQ and list of clinics.

Please use this GCC form to send us any questions about the festival and ticketing.

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