This is an update on activities relating to the bolted anchors on the Mohonk Preserve, centering around the Trapps cliff, and we hope to shed some light on the need and rationale behind these recent efforts.
The GCC has been working with the Mohonk Preserve to place bolted rappel stations that help save trees, improve safety, and preserve the traditional climbing ethic. Nine new anchors were approved and installed this week.
The GCC has been busy replacing dangerous old anchors at the Gunks. The Sixish anchor was found to have rotted, rusty pins, and Outer Space Direct had a complicated mess of old tat for an anchor. They have now been replaced with new, safer equipment.