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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. To the left of Tombstone a short way up hill, but before the chimney is a finger-crack and flake climb that goes up through an awkward bulge to the top. The difficulty is brief, and the climb is not terribly aesthetic. It is also not entirely clean of moss, as there is some seeping in the area.
Climb the hard moves up 20' to easy moves and top out, or TR this line after climbing a better route nearby (there are plenty).
A few TCUs will protect this climb, but place them judiciously, as there is some flare to the flake.
|By Josh Brown|
Aug 20, 2008
It's really pretty mellow till the last 5 feet before it goes to a lower angle. Worth the time.