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Hawk's Nest 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Karl Kiser on Jan 29, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: First pitch of Hawk's Nest

Description 

There are two pitches although the first pitch to bolted anchors is most typically done. The second pitch follows the path of least resistance, around a small roof, then goes up and left to a small tree. One can rap off one of the bolted top anchors on Red Wall or walk off right.

Location 

The route is in a right trending dihedral right of Air France. Climb the awkward crack to bolted anchors shared with TNT (about 50 feet). The route can be used to access the bolted anchors to the right and TR the harder sport routes.

Protection 

Trad rack with gear to 2 inches.


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By Ken Hamel
From: Bristol, RI
Feb 27, 2017

Had some trouble locating the start, but with Mtn. Pro. I figured it out.
Awkward DOES describe this climb/crack, but if you know how to stem, and are patient, it goes pretty smoothly.
Probably the oddest/most thoughtful moves are at the bottom(first 15-20'), but trust those shoes/feet and you'll be fine.
I sewed it up pretty well with gear, as I didn't want to go too far right if I did come off(I never felt like I would).
This turned out to be a good idea, as my second(who never falls on things I lead) DID come off, and not falling that far was helpful for her to get back on.
Had fun with it, but it IS a little awkward in places, and requires patience as you figure out where to go, and how/where to place gear, but it IS fun, and worth it.
Rapped off from bolts.

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