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|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||Ivan Rezucha and Annie O'Neill, 1981|
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|Shared By:||GMBurns on Aug 4, 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.
For more information please view mohonkpreserve.org/index.ph…
From atop the boulder pile, step left into the crack. Follow the crack until you step around to easier climbing on the face to the left, and aim for a smallish but live pine tree with slings on it.
Or, after a few moves up the slab, move back right to continue climbing the exposed right edge of the block to the top. It is easier climbing than below, but very airy. Once you top out on the block there is a steel cable anchor around a coffee-table block. This anchor is around a block that seem to move ...