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|Type:||Trad, 180 ft (55 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Art Gran and Jack Hansen 1958|
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|Shared By:||Kurtz on May 26, 2014|
|Admins:||RJ B, Morgan Patterson|
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: 5.7 PG Follow the crack behind the tree about 15 feet to a stance (crux 1). Continue up past right-pointing flakes. From the top flake, traverse left about 20 feet on small holds with little pro (crux 2), until you can move up to the small roof. Pull the roof at a weakness or traverse back right to go around. Establish a gear anchor above, or just link P2.(100 ft.)
P2: 5.4 PG Climb up and stay to the right of the trees in the left-facing corner. Follow the least-licheny path to the GT. You'll finish just below P3 of Maria (obvious link-up) (80 ft.)