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Description

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

Getting There

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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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Hawk Tower Buttress
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dreaming in Color
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
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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
Bailey Smith
Sacramento, CA
Bailey Smith   Sacramento, CA
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
Ney Grant
Pollock Pines, CA
Ney Grant   Pollock Pines, CA
As of 7/8/18 the hanger on the first bolt is missing on the west face. Not a pleasant surprise after that approach. Plus, once you stare at it, you realize it is the shared first bolt for all three climbs there: Dreaming in Color, Counting Sheep and Sweet Dreams. Turns out the crux is below that so once you get to the first bolt you are fine, but mentally you sure want to clip it. We rigged up something using a wired stopper (see photo) and we left it there for others.

However if you are going in to these climbs please bring a 3/8" stainless steel hanger and 3/8" washer and nut, plus wrench (pretty sure it was 3/8", you could bring in a 10mm nut just in case). Really, it should be done sooner than later as that wired stopper may screw up the threads. Jul 9, 2018