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Hawk Tower Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.38357, -119.44145 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Shuteye Ridge area.

Weather station 10.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hawk Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hawk Tower:
Hawk Tower Buttress   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 100'   
Dreaming in Color   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
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Featured Route For Hawk Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Noriko on Dreaming in Color

Dreaming in Color 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Southern Sierra : ... : Hawk Tower
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....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Ryan Bracci
From: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Jun 3, 2016
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.
By Pete.N
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 5, 2016
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?
By Bailey Smith
Sep 26, 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.