Gunks Trapps 2017 nesting closure


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Optimistic · · New Paltz · Joined Aug 2007 · Points: 282

FYI, from Tough Shift to Immaculate Virgin
http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/climb
A lot of prime real estate in this closure unfortunately!

Kevin Heckeler · · Upstate New York · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,361

It's likely once the babies hatch the restriction will be narrowed. But that might not be for a month or more. My GF climbed Minty recently and said the Peregrines appeared to have claimed the nearby Madame G's buttress.

chris_vultaggio · · The Gunks · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 390

The Sunbowl is also part of this closure.

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 207


The above photo accompanies the Preserve's notice. It is credited to Anne Coleman Johnson. It raises so many questions, I don't know where to begin. The climber is carrying a rack but appears to be following. She is also crossing the rope of another party. And the rope she is crossing is through a single piece of gear which causes the rope to be bent at a crazy angle.

Really my main question is: what route or routes is this?
JSH · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 926

I wondered the same thing, Seth.

maybe Lost & Found?

I swear we've had this conversation before. Maybe I'm just getting old, though.

Harry Netzer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 125

Climbed madame a week ago and the falcons were present. They are amazing aerialists and looked like they were having a nice day flying way up and diving down. Probably what I would do if I were a bird. Seems like mohonk could start the closure earlier.

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 40

Seth,

It looks like all the same rope. To me it seems the rope looks like it's tied to her, goes outta the picture to maybe a piece? and then comes back in to the piece above her and down to the ground. I agree though, it seems odd. Maybe the photographer will chime in?

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 1,865
JSH wrote:I wondered the same thing, Seth. maybe Lost & Found? I swear we've had this conversation before. Maybe I'm just getting old, though.
I'm quite certain it is Lost & Found. The climb goes hard left above the lip of the 'hang, then it angles back right to - in this case - the LWBF rap bolts.
SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 207

The same photo was posted once on the Gunks.com "Guess the Route" thread, but I don't think anyone ever answered.

It does look like Lost & Found. The strange top rope set up is still hard to understand.

Michael Schneider · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 85
chris_vultaggio wrote:The Sunbowl is also part of this closure.
&!!
1 more thing, plan accordingly

There is a bridge project planned too

Preserve Alerts:
Rock The Ridge 2017 Takes on New Meaning !

now open ~ or this epic event!

Trapps Bridge Replacement Project

Site preparation and construction staging for

The Trapps Bridge Replacement Project
will begin March 13

and
removal of the existing bridge is tentatively scheduled for March 20 and 21.
During portions of the bridge removal, traffic on Route 44/55 may be delayed.

Beginning the week of April 10,
traffic on Route 44/55 will be reduced to one lane,
via an automated signal while abutments are set back
and rebuilt in preparation for the new bridge.
The project is slated for completion by August.

2017 PEREGRINE FALCON CLIMBING CLOSURE
Due to nesting peregrine falcons, the section of the Trapps cliff
between and including the routes
TOUGH SHIFT (5.10b) and IMMACULATE VIRGIN (5.6)
is temporarily closed to rock climbing.
. . . . . . . .
This closure is in effect as of March 1, 2017.

Help us to protect the fledging Peregrine Falcons. We ask that you:
• DO NOT use ascent trails or rappel routes that access this area.
• DO NOT use the trails at the top of the cliff in the closure area.
• DO NOT use the section of the cliff base climbers trail between these routes.
• PLEASE refrain from excessive noise making while in the vicinity of this closure.
JSH · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 926

They did such a very nice job with the bridge into town, that I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of the old steel bridge.

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 207

Stairmaster, my friends.

beaujean · · New York City · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 0

Yeah, Lost and Found

Michael Schneider · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 85
JSH wrote:They did such a very nice job with the bridge into town, that I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of the old steel bridge.
A few of us used to climb all over that old green bridge. Way back when that end of Main Street was
An abandoned train station and ratty lumber yard/ climbers crash.
Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 35
SethG wrote:Stairmaster, my friends.
Shhh...
Gunks Apps · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 45

For those with the Gunks App there is a new filter feature where you can hide routes in the closure while you use the search function. Go to Filters --> Advanced --> Uncheck "Closure"


Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

I wanted to visualize where the closure is ahead of going there. Maybe useful to somebody.  Cliff features are kind of hard to pick out from google earth but I think this is pretty accurate.  (The google earth shadows are opposite to the gunks app topos which makes it fun).   The closure is the orange area and I'm pretty sure I got all of the yellow blazes if you wanted to count as you hiked.  Caveat emptor and all that. 

On a related note, The gunks app is great if you haven't checked it out. I just wish it had an overview map that displayed where climbs are once selected or filtered instead of the (you are 300 yards WSW from "Arrow") dialog.  It would be good for planning a day out to figure out where some climbs in a particular grade range are clustered if you hadn't been there before.

(Edited because my original explanation made no sense). 

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 207

That's a really fun little nerdy exercise there, Rob. As a visualization I'm not sure it's very helpful, since the angle of the photo compresses so much of the cliff. Three Pines is not even close to halfway down the Trapps, but in the photo it appears to be at the geographic center of the cliff. 

Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

Seth you're totally right. The perspective throws it off. Thanks for the suggestion. 

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 207

Much better!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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