Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 12 ft (4 m)|
|Page Views:||373 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Alex Yang on Nov 12, 2018|
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.
It's a classic Gunks boulder problem, and one of the better climbs in the grade at the Gunks. It's much harder than its neighbor (The Following, V5). This climb starts on the bottom left block at the base of the boulder, and climbs straight up along the left side, working a series of crimp rails to the top. The arete is off.
It's hard in the grade, but a great climb nonetheless. Similar to the following, there is a boulder that rises behind the climber about halfway through the climb so probably best to throw a pad on that to protect it. Also, dont dab.