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Hawk's Nest is found on the far west end of the East Rampart area. This formation contains some excellent routes like Charybdis and Happy Hunting Grounds. The formation sees less crowding than others on the East Rampart, but the climbs here are just as good.
To get to the Hawk's Nest hike up the CCC Trail and follow the top of the East Rampart cliff until you reach the Leaning Tower. Descend the Leaning Tower Gully and turn right (west). Walk about 150 feet. When you reach a giant 20-ft high boulder you're there (routes Coronary and Angina ascend the rock above this boulder.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hawk's Nest:
Charybdis 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Anomie 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Alpha Centauri 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 100'
Vivesection 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad
Happy Hunting Grounds 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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Alpha Centauri 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Hawk's Nest
The start of the route is sequential, starting with your right hand will help TONS.From the start to the crux is solid 10 but the chills out to a fun 8ish afterwards. IMHO this is one of the MOST fun climbs at its grade at the lake....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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