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|Type:||Trad, 210 ft (64 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Ivan Rezucha and Annie O'Neill|
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|Shared By:||Ross Fadely on Jan 10, 2008|
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.
P1- Climb up the nice clean face making a couple interesting moves in the process. Belay at the obvious tree on a large ledge.
P2- Step left and climb up and right to the corner/overhang (and some welcome gear). Climb straight up from here to another overhang which is tricky to surmount (don't skip right). Once up, climb up and left through a balancy and thin face towards a right-facing corner. Holding it together here is paramount! Once you have gear again, climb straight to the GT and belay at a left-facing corner.
P3- Traverse out the corner and climb the arete and face. Go up to and climb the overhang with a crack in it.