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|Shared By:||Anthony Baraff on Aug 13, 2009 with 1 Suggestions|
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.
Start on thin sideways holds on the face. Continue up the face to the top out without using the arete for hands.
From Colin Best: A sit start for this problem makes the three-move maneuver v3. With the right toe on the usual start, a right hand on the sloped arete four inches above, and a left hand mantled on the the usual left foot start, back flag the left foot real hard and lock. Reach up for the lowest razor crimp on the moon shaped crack and bring the flagged left foot into the the left foot start hold with a drop knee. Bump left hand into the usual start crimp and work your way to the top. The back flag, lock, and crimp work only adds up to a few moves, but they are techy and fun.