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Routes in Hawk Tower

Counting Sheep T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dream Stalker S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dreaming in Color T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hawk Tower Buttress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sweet Dreams T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description [Suggest Change]

Hawk Tower it the obvious "tower" formation on the far left side od Dreamscape.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Hike along the base of the cliff band until you come to the far left formation.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hawk Tower

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Hawk Tower Buttress
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Dreaming in Color
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Dreaming in Color
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Ryan Bracci
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ryan Bracci   San Juan Capistrano, CA
Be aware when pulling your rope on Hawk Tower. The rope can easily be stuck or caught on all the features/chicken heads on this tower. Jun 3, 2016
Pete.N
Santa Cruz, CA
Pete.N   Santa Cruz, CA
Getting to the west face is a pain...great routes, but go with enough time to do them all. Bushwhack through the oak and chinquapin west from Dreamscape. Aim for the SE corner of the steep east face of Hawk Tower. There seem to be a couple options, none of them pleasant. From the corner of HT, you can drop down through "the worm hole" in the boulders or rap a 20' boulder (bolted) to reach the south face (Dream Stalker). The west face, of course, is up and around the corner.

To get back, I'd look into rapping off the top of HT to the base of Bottom Bunk...we had a dog with us, so this wasn't an option for us and I don't know if this goes! Anyone know? Sep 5, 2016
We ended up rapping of a single bolt after some boulders. Then climbed unprotected up the same squeezy gully to a ledge then clipped the bolt on the way back. There wasn't an apparent better way (probably why somebody put a bolt there). Also involve the "worm hole" tunnel through and a handful of boulder problems. Definitely can't imagine how somebody got a dog here. Sep 26, 2016

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