Head of a Peregrine Falcon.

2017 Peregrine Falcon Climbing Closure

2017 Gunks Trapps Peregrine Falcon Closure Sign.Due to nesting peregrine falcons, the section of the Trapps cliff between and including the routes TOUGH SHIFT (5.10b) and IMMACULATE VIRGIN (5.6) is temporarily closed to rock climbing. This includes popular routes such as Welcome to the Gunks, Asphodel, Beginner’s Delight, Snooky’s Return, Minty, Hawk, Madame Grunnebaum’s Wulst, Northern Pillar and Finger Locks.

The section of Bonticou Crag known as THE SUNBOWL is also temporarily closed.

This closure is in effect as of March 1, 2017.

Help us to protect the fledging Peregrine Falcons. We ask that you:
• 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 cliff base climbers trail between these routes.
• PLEASE refrain from excessive noise making while in the vicinity of this closure.

Head of a Peregrine Falcon.

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