Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 5 ft (2 m)|
|FA:||Taimur Ahmad, Summer 2018|
|Page Views:||335 total · 27/month|
|Shared By:||Taimur Ahmad on Sep 23, 2020|
|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.
Start with two underclings on the short overhanging face. Pull a single move, using trickery, to the jug at the lip, and top out.
This was a longstanding project that revolved around a single very difficult pull off the ground on poor underclings. While laying on the pads in a moment of frustration at the seeming impossibility of getting off the ground, the FAist was inspired to try some modern comp-style beta, and was surprised to find that it worked.
On the highway side of the welcome boulder. A short overhang just off the carriage road, hikers right if walking down towards the main Trapps cliffline.