Loc: Orange Cty, NY
In my mind, this discussion is about more than one tree. The Beginner's Delight tree is but the most recent example of what many have witnessed over the past decades. After 41 years of climbing, I don't climb much as of late, but it has still become evident that the cliff face is suffering the wear and tear of our repeated passing, the foliage along the cliff face (above, below and on the face itself) suffers the most. As goes the Beginner's Delight rap tree, so goes all the other rap/belay trees.