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Boulder, 10 ft,
Avg: 3 from 2
FA: Bobby Shih
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Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappelling
Please use the bolted rappel anchors to descend whenever possible.
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.
A fine line that weaves itself in between The Meaning of Life and The Following. Start on the large chalked block in the center of the boulder, climb straight up through the middle, thread the needle between your neighbors, and avoid the crimp rails of the Meaning of Life (despite how close and inviting they may be - not used for hands/feet) and the jugs of the Following. A powerful move guards top, but good news! if you fall here, you fall a total of one foot to the edge of the boulder that rises behind you. A fun climb.
Note: I'm not sure if this is actually an FA, or whether or not this boulder has been done before. It's hard to imagine anything new at this point on carriage road. If anyone knows, please let me or an admin know and corrections can be made. Bobby sent it before me, after i cleaned/chalked holds and spent some time sussing out beta.
In between meaning of life/the following.
3 pads minimum, 4 is ideal. Throw one into the pit(ideally a big pad), one/two draped over the rock that rises behind you, and one to guard the top out.
[Hide Photo] this climb goes straight up to the right of the pictured seam (to the right of meaning of life). start on the large block to the right of the seam and climb your way up. a powerful move to the horn…