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Elevation: 1,382 ft 421 m
GPS: 43.41353, -89.7158
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Shared By: Doug Hemken on Apr 25, 2002
Admins: Ian Cotter-Brown, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Ben Strobel, Kyle Harding

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 59
Bucket Brigade
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
The Ramp (a.k.a. "The Slab")
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Coronary
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 116
Charybdis
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 28
Scylla
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Walpurgisnacht
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 44
Anomie
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 12
R. Exam
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 6
Walpurgisnacht Direct
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 63
Alpha Centauri
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 39
Happy Hunting Grounds
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 56
Vivesection
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Pie Plate
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Flakes Away
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bucket Brigade
 59
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Ramp (a.k.a. "The Slab")
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Coronary
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Charybdis
 116
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Scylla
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Walpurgisnacht
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Anomie
 44
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
R. Exam
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Walpurgisnacht Direct
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Alpha Centauri
 63
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Happy Hunting Grounds
 39
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Vivesection
 56
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Pie Plate
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Flakes Away
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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