The Gunks Climbers’ Coalition has been working with the Mohonk Preserve to address rappel anchors. Specifically the GCC is advocating for bolted anchors to replace tree rappel anchors where trees are suffering from climber impact. Additionally, there are some fixed gear rappel anchors composed of pitons and/or other aging hardware that the GCC is requesting be replaced with bolted rappel stations. The GCC created the Anchor Evaluation Committee to evaluate the highest priority rap anchors, formulate a plan, and work with the Mohonk Preserve to implement this plan.
As a group the recreates often in the Gunks, we'd like to share these plans, the progress that has been made, and ways to get involved in the dialogue to our constituents.