Description

Hawk's Nest is a secluded area found on the far west end of the East Rampart area. It also has some of the tallest routes on the East Rampart.

Getting There

Hike up the CCC Trail and follow the East Bluff Trail west along the top of the East Rampart cliff.

To get to the top of Hawk's Nest, go past the Leaning Tower to the second non-descript overlook. Just past the overlook is a rocky gully that comes right up to the trail.  You can descend this 40-50 feet and cut left onto the broad ledges at the top of Hawk's Nest.  Easier to descent but harder to find, you can go down from the overlook in an east-trending gully to reach the same broad ledges.

To get to the bottom, go back and descend the Leaning Tower Gully.  Turn right (west), and walk past the Pseudo-Hawk's Nest amphitheater, past the Balshazaar's Feast buttress, and on into the Hawk's Nest.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hawk's Nest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 37
Bucket Brigade
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Coronary
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 77
Charybdis
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 26
Anomie
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 7
R. Exam
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 45
Alpha Centauri
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 27
Happy Hunting Grounds
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 37
Vivesection
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Pie Plate
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bucket Brigade
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Coronary
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Charybdis
 77
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Anomie
 26
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
R. Exam
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Alpha Centauri
 45
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Happy Hunting Grounds
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Vivesection
 37
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Pie Plate
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
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