Type: Trad Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: [Jim Ericson & Paul Sibley, 1970]
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Shared By: Tony B on Aug 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Find Hawk Eagle Ridge by following the directions under the 'Rock' category. Walk up past the initial buttress, passing DOA and Cinch Crack. The rock becomes short and [non-descript] for a hundred yards or so, before returning to a single-pitch height of more vertical stone up the hill.

As you reach this tall area, you will see a series of 2 diamond shaped [south] faces that form right-facing dihedrals. After passing the second of these, you will be under and a massive overhang, where the trail runs parallel to a large, fallen, [rotten] tree.

Looking up from this point into the massive overhang/roof you will see a hand-to-fist splitter crack which runs through it, opening to a bomb-bay slot at the top. This is Tombstone, a reference point for the other area climbs.

The climb goes quickly from a gymnastically overhanging handcrack to a weird off-squeeze for a few moves. After that, it is a treat for anyone, big holds, big moves, and reasonable gear. The crux can be done from a nearly up-side-down position.

Protection

A double set of Camalots or cams to 3.5" will do. Leg shake might be reduced by a #4 Camalot.

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