June 1, 2024 – GCC Spring BBQ

Save the date for the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition Annual BBQ!

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 5-8pm
LocationMohonk Preserve Visitors Center back patio


RSVP for the BBQ

The GCC BBQ is free to joint Access Fund/GCC members, including food and drink!

Join or renew your Access Fund membership on their website, and be sure the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition is selected as your local organization. Non-members may attend for $20… but why not get an Access Fund membership and support local and national climbing access projects plus get admission to the BBQ? You will be able to join or renew your membership at the BBQ, but if you can do it online ahead of time*, you can get into the party faster.  *(We get the list of members from the Access Fund on Friday 5/31, so join before then or you won’t be on the list).

The party starts at 5pm and ends at 8pm. Don’t arrive too late, we cannot guarantee there will still be food left! Please RSVP so we can anticipate how much food and drink we’ll need to purchase and what kinds.

We’ll have beef/vegetarian/vegan burgers, hot dogs, vegan beans, appetizers, salad, snacks and cookies, as well as water, beer, wine and soda to drink. Want to help reduce our environmental impact? We suggest bringing your own reusable dishware, utensils and cups.

The GCC will also give a quick update on the projects we’re working on.



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

You must be 21 years old to drink alcohol. Bring ID if you don’t look over 21.

Where should I park?

Park at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor’s Center. By 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?

This is an event to help raise funds for the Access Fund and Gunks Climbers’ Coalition. Joining or renewing is currently $40 for a joint annual membership in the Access Fund and GCC, but be aware that the prices are expected change in late May. We hope that you join, but otherwise admission for non-members is $20.

Do I need to bring my wallet?

If you’re joining or renewing your membership, or not joining and paying admission, you’ll need cash or pay via venmo or credit card. We may also have merch available for purchase as well. Bring your ID if you plan to drink alcohol and remotely look young enough to get proofed.

Can I bring my children?

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

Can I bring my dog?

Because it’s outside, the Mohonk Preserve is OK with dogs, but for everyone’s safety and comfort, they should be on a leash, and if your dog is unfriendly towards people or other dogs, leave them home. Note: the food is for humans, not dogs (unless you want to pay $20 for the dog’s dinner).

Can I show up later?

The event starts at 5pm, and most people show up between 5 and 6pm. If you come later, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough food left. So we recommend getting there close to the starting time.

What if it rains?

The patio is covered by a big party tent, so unless the weather is extreme, the party goes on rain or shine. (Another good reason to RSVP so we can notify you if the event is cancelled or postponed).

What if I have questions?

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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