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Pseudo Hawk's Nest can be found just to the west of the Leaning Tower Gully. The formation contains notable climbs like Bagatelle, Chicken Delight, and Full Moon Over Baraboo, along with other routes that are worth checking out. This area may also see less crowding than those east of the Leaning Tower Gully.
To find Pseudo Hawk's Nest hike up the CCC trail and hike up around D'Arcy's Buttress and head back to the west along the top of the East Rampart cliff. Once at the Leaning Tower, descend the Leaning Tower Gully. At the bottom of the gully turn right (west) and you're there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pseudo Hawk's Nest:
Beginner's Delight 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
The Pretzel 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Cracking Up 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Heroes Fright 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 65'
Chicken Delight/Chicken Tonight 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Hero's Fright Variation 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Bloody Mary 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Death & Disfiguration 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 70'
Full Moon Over Baraboo 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Prime Rib 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Beginners Demise 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Degrade Your Sister 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR, 50'
Bagatelle 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
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Bagatelle 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pseudo Hawk's Nest
Bagatelle is arguably the best hard route in Wisconsin, and definitely THE hard-man (or woman) route at Devil's Lake. At the time of its first ascent, it was one of the hardest routes in the country. Since then, Bagatelle has been the standard of difficulty at the Lake, and has been led (Tom Deuchler, first lead) and even soloed (Mike McCarron). Most are overjoyed at even a toprope ascent.Start up the thin face to the left of Cracking Up and Epiphany. With the exception of the far left side (Ph...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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