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Peterskill Top Rope Building, Rappelling, and Rock Climbing

Building top rope anchors and rappelling safely

I had taken Daniel up to the Peterskill in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve about a month ago to teach him top rope anchors, rappelling, and knots.  Daniel is getting ready to start college next week and really wanted to be able to hit the cliffs at the Gunks and to climb knowing he was doing everything correct.

Bronto Plater 5.6 Peterskill

This time we went back to the Peterskill to see if Daniel could do everything he had been taught on his own.  Daniel had been practicing his knots at home in Long Island on his piano bench.  He built two point anchors from his bench, equalized everything and imagined he was at the top of the cliff ready to rappel and climb.  Thetime he had to digest everything he had learned really helped him be efficient and clean with his anchors and transitions into safe rappels and on to bottom managed climbing sites.  Daniel really did a great job and if he focuses on college like he did his anchoring skills he’s going to really excel at college.  Good luck Daniel.

On a other note, Roger and I did a road clean up in the Catskill Mountains by an ice climbing area we like to frequent during the winter.

Adopt A Highway in the Catskills Roger Ennis

Adopt A Highway in the Catskills Doug Ferguson

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