Head of a Peregrine Falcon.

Peregrine Falcon Route Closure – Feb 2016

The route closure has arrived early this year, perhaps because of the unusually mild winter. The Mohonk Preserve has just announced that due to nesting peregrine falcons, the section of the Gunks Trapps cliff between and including the routes

Laughing Man (5.11)
and
V-3 (5.7)

is temporarily closed to rock climbing.Head of a Peregrine Falcon.

  • 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 section of the climber’s trail at the base of the cliff between these routes.
  • Please refrain from excessive noise making while in the vicinity of this closure.

We appreciate the cooperation of the climbing community to help protect these amazing raptors.