Peregrine Falcon in flight.

Multiple 2018 Peregrine Falcon Closures at the Gunks

There are currently four separate temporary climbing closures in the Mohonk Preserve due to nesting peregrine falcons. Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species in New York State. Please take note of these closures and let others know. For all cliff closures, the Mohonk Preserve asks that we:

  • Do not use ascent trails or rappel routes that access these areas.
  • Do not use the trails at the top of the cliff in the closure areas.
  • Do not use the climber’s trail at the base of the cliff in the closure area.
  • Please refrain from excessive noise making while in the vicinity of this closure.

Poster for 2018 Gunks Trapps bouldering closure due to nesting peregrine falcons.Trapps Bouldering Closure

As of March 29, 2018:

Due to nesting peregrine falcons, the section of Undercliff Road between and including the boulder problems Kinetic Energy and Instead of Canada are temporarily closed to bouldering. Please refrain from excessive noise making as you proceed along Undercliff Road through this closure zone. More info

 

Poster for 2018 Gunks Trapps climbing closure due to nesting peregrine falcons.Trapps Cliff Closure

As of March 19, 2018:

The section of the Trapps cliff between and including the routes Wisecrack (5.6) and Scary Area (5.12) is temporarily closed to rock climbing.

 

 

Poster for 2018 Gunks Millbrook closure due to nesting peregrine falcons.Millbrook Cliff Closure

As of March 20, 2018

All climbs to the Right (north) of Westward Ha! are temporarily closed to rock climbing.

 

 

Poster for 2018 Gunks Bonticou Sunbowl closure due to nesting peregrine falcons.

Bonticou Crag Sunbowl Closure

As of February 20, 2018:

Due to nesting peregrine falcons, the section of Bonticou Crag known as The Sunbowl is temporarily closed to rock climbing.

 

For more information on why climbing is restricted when there are nested peregrine falcons, see our blog post Why Cliffs Are Closed For Peregrine Falcons (2017) and read recent comments from the Mohonk Preserve in our post about the 2018 Trapps Peregrine Falcon Climbing Closure.

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