Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: First Lead: Sheldon Smith
Page Views: 2,677 total · 12/month
Shared By: Jay Knower on Aug 14, 2005
Admins: Ian CB, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Locate an ugly-looking crack at the base of Hawks Nest, about fifty feet left of Happy Hunting Grounds. Now, look up and notice the tiered roof system. This is the route.

The climb starts on the crack, known as the Funnel (5.6), and much maligned due to its insecure climbing and poor pro. Rest assured: the Funnel is only about twenty feet long. Next, continue up easy, broken ledges, reminiscent of an alpine climb. This leads you to the base of the best part of the climb, an overhanging corner system.

Climb the corner, made easy by stemming and huge buckets (hence the name), past a relic piton if it is still there, and flop onto a ledge with a perfect view of the Lake. If you are looking for an adventure climb at the Lake, then look no further, and tie in for Bucket Brigade.


Gear. Toproping is problematic due to the length and the convoluted nature of this part of the cliff.