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|FA:||Dick Williams, Roy Kligfield, Kevin Bein|
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|Shared By:||Andy Weinmann on Aug 10, 2015|
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 starts by the Red Pillar block and works up the right side of the pillar and then the steep white face above past small overhangs and a small right-facing corner. Not recommended. Ascend to the GT ledge another way!)
From the start on the GT ledge, move up past a few blocks (possible gear) to gain the face and a cam placement. Move up the slab on 5.6/5.7 terrain that is PG13/R and gain a stance at your next placement. Make fun, balancey moves to continue up and move into the small alcove/pod stance. Plug some good gear here (small nut, green C3) then work up the steep slabby face (crux...reachy) to easier terrain and the top. Walk back and make an anchor on a tree.
Descend via the Arrow or Annie Oh! bolt lines to the north (climbers' right).