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|Type:||TR, 50 ft (15 m)|
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|Shared By:||Gunkiemike on Sep 8, 2020|
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 too-often-overlooked arete that has much the same feel as PK's more traveled aretes (e.g. Exuberance) at a more moderate grade. If the starting corner is wet* you can start the route on the right-side ledge 15 feet up. * Even when the mossy wall is wet, the edge you layback on is likely to be dry, and there's great friction on this.
Left end of Little Havana wall. Most easily approached from the trail that leads to the Big Slab/Headbangers area.