Hawk's Nest Rock Climbing
Isaac Therneau climbing Vivisection on a beautiful...
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.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hawk's Nest
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hawk's Nest:
Coronary 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Charybdis 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Anomie 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R. Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, TR, 85'
Featured Route For Hawk's Nest
Happy Hunting Grounds 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Devil's Lake
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The phrase "happy hunting grounds" comes from early interpretations of some Native American concepts of heaven. The place they described was a mirror image of this world, and a utopia of sorts; a place of peace and abundance. At Devils Lake however, Happy Hunting Grounds is a long, stand out classic for the grade which demands a cool head, and control of your footwork. Its also a showcase route for the Hawks Nest, and starts out on the right side of the wall. This technical face route ...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
The view from "Land's End", November 201...