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The Latest News for the Gunks Climbing Community

2021 Year End Impact Report

Support the GCC! Take a look at our new 2021 Year End Impact Report to learn what a banner year the GCC has had, from our successful fundraising efforts—including two major grants—to remarkable progress in preparing our 2020 cliff acquistion, the Antlion, for opening in March 2022. For those who are psyched to support the GCC, here are ways to...
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GCC Profiles: Chris Vultaggio on Climbing Local

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!

Progress!!! But our work is not finished…

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.

GCC Summer Raffle Raises Over $10K!

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...
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Overhead Hazards in the Gunks?!

With sunny spring days upon us, it’s time to stow the ice tools and pull out the rock shoes. Shrugging off a long winter by climbing some early-season Gunks rock can be incredibly rewarding for both the body and mind. As we get back into the rhythm of rock season, it’s wise to be a bit more vigilant than usual...
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