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The Mohonk Preserve, GCC, Access Fund, and Petzl have worked to install bolted anchors that eliminate the need to rappel from healthy trees with slings and rings. The primary reason for this action has been to reduce impact on the trees. By monitoring the trees we have direct evidence that this has worked.
Do NOT rappel from trees without in situ anchors. Wrapping ropes around trees is banned by the Mohonk Preserve, and damages the tree even if done only once. The Mohonk Preserve is private land and climbing access is a privilege that can be revoked. It is incumbent upon us as climbers to speak up when we witness environmentally unsound practices – so DO speak up and spread the word.
Currently there are enough rappel stations and walk-off options that a VERY short walk will lead to a bolted station, healthy tree with slings, or down-climb descent. The Gunks Apps, MP, and newer print guidebook each have detailed information that provide Leave No Trace descents.
If you feel there is a situation where there is no good LNT descent, you can contact the GCC or the Climbing Ranger of the Mohonk Preserve directly.
The Access Fund has sponsored labor and events to help everyone access Lost City.
While this area entry will remain pictures-only, more specific information is available in many places on the internet: Gallery, a Blog, a Trip Report, another Blog, yet another Blog, and the R+S blog. Don't miss videos; these are only a few: video, video, video.
If you want to know more, ask at Rock + Snow, or ask a Preserve climbing ranger -- verbal sharing is the tradition. If you are in the know and someone asks you, please share.
When you visit Lost City, please actively preserve everyone's wilderness exploration experience. Limit your group size to fewer than 4, and your toprope runs to even fewer. Leave your hammock, dogs, speakers and cigars at home. Tread carefully, so that others may simply tread.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Lost City
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