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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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Type: Trad, 160 ft
FA: Tom Slater, Coby Whitaker, Justin Ross
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Shared By: Matt Miccioli on Dec 14, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A slabby start leads to a long stretch of excellent chicken heads as you work your way around the corner and up the south face. Enjoy the fantastic view and easy 5.3-5.4 finish as you summit Hawk Tower.


Located on the far right side of the west face of Hawk Tower. The approach can be heinous if you stray from the standard "path" (an easy thing to do), but the quality of the route makes up for it.


Widely spaced bolts and good gear placements lead to two anchors with a chain. A second rappel station is located halfway down for those with shorter ropes, but a 70m should get you all the way to the ground in one rap.

Bring draws, gear to 2" or 3", and even a few slings for the chicken heads. Extend some of the earlier bolts to avoid excessive rope drag.


Bailey Smith
Sacramento, CA
Bailey Smith   Sacramento, CA
Crux move comes on thin slab before the first bolt. Exceptional view on top.

Approach is definitely adventuresome. 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. Please see the main Hawk Tower page for more info. Jul 9, 2018

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