Avg: 2.1 from 17 votes
|Type:||Trad, 240 ft (73 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Ken Prestrud and Lucien Warner 1952|
|Page Views:||1,235 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Kurtz on May 26, 2014|
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 5.8- PG Climb the ramp. After a couple more unprotected moves trending right, sling the constriction in the horizontal on your right and breathe a sigh of relief. Step left and continue up the face past a pin to lower-angle rock and belay below the huge left-facing corner or link P2. (80 ft.)
P2 5.5 PG Move up and left following the giant corner to the GT. Splashtic and Gorilla My Dreams cross the route from the left. (100 ft.)
P3 5.5 PG Same as P3 of Gorilla My Dreams (60 ft.)