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Gunks Climbers' Coalition
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The Gunks Climbers' Coalition is an advocacy group dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable opportunities for responsible climbing along the Shawangunk Ridge & surrounding areas.
The Gunks Climbers' Coalition is an advocacy group dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable opportunities for responsible climbing along the Shawangunk Ridge & surrounding areas.

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Don't miss the +REEL ROCK Film Tour hosted this Sat 12/3 by the +Gunks Climbers' Coalition & the +The Gravity Vault in Poughkeepsie!

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The Gunks Climbers' Coalition has now replaced every original bolted anchor on the Mohonk Preserve with 100% Stainless Steel!
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+The Rock Club was heartbroken when Melissa Raue, wife of The Rock Club's owner and friend to many, died in a climbing accident last July in Utah. Because of Melissa's love of the Gunks and support of the GCC, our friends at The Rock Club have partnered with us to accept donations in her memory. Learn more about Melissa, and please donate to the GCC in her memory.

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Lately there has been an incredible increase in cooperation between the +Mohonk Preserve and the +Gunks Climbers' Coalition to build and implement a fixed anchor management strategy at the #Gunks. Here's some history of the anchor project, the rationale behind these efforts and the current status. Let's work together to preserve the Shawangunk Ridge for generations to come.

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On May 8th, +Petzl Technical Institute instructors came to the Gunks to provide a pilot training program for +Mohonk Preserve rangers and the +Gunks Climbers' Coalition Anchor Sub-Committee volunteers in bolt anchor placement. Read more about this initiative and the training we received.

#fixedanchors   #bolting   #rockclimbing   #Gunks  +Access Fund 

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You think you're a rock climber? Make sure you're doing it right with this instructional (and funny) video from Climbing Magazine.

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Matt Logan of the GCC talks to the Mohonk Preserve's new Director of Conservation Science about why the Gunks cliff closure for Peregrine Falcons is so extensive and shares with us some facts about Peregrine Falcons.

#gunks   #peregrinefalcons  

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Don't miss the Gunks Climbers Coalition Members-Only Annual Spring BBQ on May 7th at the Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center. Catch up with friends, learn what the GCC is working on, and enjoy free food and drink. Those without an +Access Fund/GCC dual membership can join at the door for the discounted rate of $35/year. RSVP at our Eventbrite page (see our blog post for more information).

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Join us the evening of Friday May 6 for a screening of the visually stunning climbing movie "The Citadel" at Rock and Snow at 8pm. Free for Access Fund/GCC dual members, or join at the door for a discounted membership rate and admission to the GCC Members Only Spring BBQ on Sat May 7th. "The Citadel" is the first ever movie shot with 4K digital in the wild! Learn more about the film in our blog.

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We heard it would probably happen & now the time has come. We just received word from the Mohonk Preserve that the NY State DEC has told them they are scheduling closure of the #Gunks MUA (Shawangunk Multiple Use Area) campground on May 3rd. If you plan to stay at the American Alpine Club  Gunks Campground instead, we encourage you to make advanced reservations. Please spread the word. 
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