Avg: 2.9 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Christian Fracchia and Joel Peterson, 2010|
|Page Views:||1,230 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||akline on Nov 8, 2016|
|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.
This route is a direct finish variation of Stirrup Trouble. It climbs stirrup trouble until the rest at 2/3 height, and then busts out the seemingly blank orange face up and right. the "route" is really just 15' of independent climbing from stirrup trouble, before it rejoins that route. The crux is hard to figure out and seems impossible until it comes together.