|Peter's Kill Season Pass, NY|
By Christopher Spatz
In response to a Peters Kill climbing survey at Minnewaska State Park Preserve conducted by GCC Director-at-Large Bob OBrien (Minnewaskas Invasive Species Specialist), the park has recognized requests by frequent visitors of the climbing community for a season pass.
Eric Humphries, Minnewaskas new Superintendent, has issued the 2007 policy as follows: The Peters Kill Season Pass is $65 per individual and is valid for climbing/bouldering. The pass is valid from April 1st to December 15th, weather permitting. The Peters Kill Season Pass does not waive vehicle use fees at the other park entrances, and is valid only at the Peters Kill Area. Pass holder must present valid photo ID at check in. The Season Pass is Not Transferable and Non-Refundable. Pass Holder Must follow all park rules and regulations. Pass Holder will only be allowed entry if the climbing area has not reached the maximum number of permitted climbing/bouldering permits. The weekday/weekend day climbing pass remains $7.
For further information please contact the Minnewaska Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752.
New also to this years Peters Kill climbing policy: climbers will be requested to check-out upon departure. Previously, once the maximum number of climbing visitors was reached, no further passes were issued. Check-out monitoring will allow the Peters Kill office to sustain the maximum number of climbing visitors during peak usage: 70 climbers and 30 boulderers.
The GCC wishes to thank Bob OBrien, Superintendent Humphries, and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission for accommodating the climbing communitys request for a season pass at Peters Kill.