As of February 20, 2018, the Mohonk Preserve has informed us that there will be a temporary rock climbing closure of the section of Bonticou Crag known as The Sunbowl, due to nesting peregrine falcons. To comply with their instructions so the birds are not disturbed:
- Do not use ascent trails or rappel routes that access this area.
- Do not use the trails at the top of the cliff in the closure area.
- Do not use the climber’s trail at the base of the cliff.
- Please refrain from excessive noise making while in the vicinity of this
We appreciate your cooperation.