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|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||JoeNY on Mar 14, 2016|
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: This is a link-up from Tough Shift to No Existence. After tackling the crux of Tough Shift at the thin jagged crack and reaching the orange face section, move right to the right-facing corner of No Existence. Continue up easy terrain until you reach a tree with slings for a comfortable hanging belay. 5.10a, 120'.
P2: Right above you is the crux of P2 that requires mandatory jamming on steep overhanging terrain. After a few (desperate) short jamming moves, face holds appear again to exit the overhanging section. This pitch could be sandbagged if you are not used to crack climbing. There is a tree at the top for a belay. 5.10a++, 70'.