UPDATED: 2024 Peregrine Falcon Closure in the Trapps

The Mohonk Preserve has announced an update to the temporary climbing and bouldering closure in the Trapps, effective Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Through our Peregrine Watch program, we now have confirmed nesting activity in the Trapps.

As a result, we are revising our temporary climbing and bouldering closures as follows effective Saturday, April 20th:

  • Trapps Climbing – No climbing from and including Easy Verschneidung (5.3) to and including Knockout Drops (5.11b).
  • Trapps Bouldering – No bouldering from and including Atlas (V10) to and including Mini (V1).
    Exception: Andrew Boulder and Slug’s Life Boulder problems starting from Undercliff Carriage Road will be open. To minimize noise close to the eyrie, at any given time no more than 10 people can be present at this location.

Please note that if consistent defensive behaviors are displayed near the closure boundary, these closure parameters may require adjustment.

We will also be posting this information to our website’s Alerts and Climb pages and on our social media sites.

We invite you to follow the peregrines’ progress at Peregrine Watch Updates – Mohonk Preserve. Thanks for your continued support of the Preserve’s conservation mission and we look forward to a successful breeding season!

Click here to learn more about peregrines on the Shawangunk Ridge