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White Hawk 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: D.Mabe
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Oct 13, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: White Hawk climbs the left of these two routes and...


This fun route features fantastic stemming and a steep hand crack corner. Begin from the same ledge as Green Knight though climb directly above the belay.

Be sure to stay wide on the stems and not get too sucked into the corner. The stem box pinches off to lower angle fingers and big finger dihedral that gradually steepens to hands. Once on the bird poo stained ledge, crank left to top out which just may ruffle your feathers.


Green Knight and White Hawk are located near the center of the North Side. A faint bird poo stain marks the top of the light green pillar. Set back from the edge is a big dead, termite rotted tree.


Top anchor could consist of large cam or nuts and micro cams. Edge protection recommended. Belay from good ledge with small gear.

Rack: few small nuts, a few micro cams (offset handy), (2).3-.75C4, (1)1-3C4, 4C4 optional (unnecessary).

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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 13, 2014

My son's name, Gavin, and Arthurian Gawain, happens to be derived from the Welsh name "Gwalchgwyn" meaning "White Hawk".
By Robbie Brown
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 18, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This one felt harder than the green knight.

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