A man fell to his death rocking climbing in the Hudson Valley just before Christmas.

On Sunday around 4:30 p.m., Ulster County agencies requested assistance from Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers to recover the victim of a rock climbing accident at the privately owned Mohonk Preserve.

Forest Rangers responded to set up a high-angle rope recovery operation.

An unidentified male rock climber was climbing by himself when he fell to his death, officials say.

Mohonk Preserve Rangers, Gardiner Fire Department volunteers and New York State Police were also involved. State Police are leading the ongoing investigation.