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|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
|FA:||First pitch: Ivan Rezucha, Don Lauber, 1981. Second pitch, Art Gran, Rittner Walling, 1959.|
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|Shared By:||Dana Bartlett on Sep 26, 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.
2. Climb up to the large roof system, then traverse out left (crux) to the nose. Keep going left to a two piton rappel station. 80 feet, 5.6. 100 foot rappel.
Intricate face climbing on the first pitch, fun climbing and great exposure on the second.
Lady's Lament starts ~90 feet left of the Spring, on the face right of the large open book of The Nose and just a few feet left of the vertical crack system of the original start to Fillipina (recorded as Boldina in the GunksApp). You'll know you are in the right spot if you see a couple of juggy holds you can use to step onto the wall from a rock.